tfredvik (1102) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one looks like a pilsener, with its crystal clear, sparkling golden body. The head is slightly off-white, long-lived and laces the glass very well. The aroma is fairly strong and is dominated by hops, but there are also malty traces in the back. It’s sweet fruity with peach, grapefruit and orange, and some refreshing herbs. Very crisp and clean! Moderate to light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish that is quite long-lasting and slightly dry-ish. The hops are not surprisingly the main contributor to the fruity flavours: again it’s peach and citric notes, also bitter resin and herbs. The flavours aren’t as strong as the aroma, but still a very tasteful brew. Wonderful mouthfeel, the texture is creamy and smooth and the beer isn’t as light bodied as I often find pale ales with this low ABV. This is close to being the perfect session beer, I could easily drink this one all night!
[50 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
argento (156) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
grumset gullig, let krone, let frugtagtig sødme .. , ikke stor humlefornøjelse... smagt sammen med Hr. Papsø..
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden with an off-white head. Some fresh hops in the nose but also a buttery twist. Medium body, sweet and heavily fruity, slightly phenollic with a solid hop presence. Nice hops alright but the malt bill and the fermentation is not all that hot. 280312
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours a deep copper colour with a white thick head. Aroma of sweet malts, bubblegum and grains. Flavour of grassy hops with some floral notes, hay, bubblegum-like sweetness. Medium bodied and a dry and grainy finish. Too sweet and the hop profile is a bit weird.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Revolver, Oslo.
Hazy brown, smooth, refreshing, clean bitterness that lasts for a long time.
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden pour with a white head and lacing. Dominant aromas of hops and barley with slight pine and grass. Medium carbonation. Its slightly dry and bitter from the hops. Not a huge amount to it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CanCrusher (620) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/orange colour, almost without head. Typical IPA smell, but not too intensive - hay, citrus (grapefruit), pine. Bitter taste and aftertaste with long duration. It doesn’t disappoint, but I’ve expected a bit more from it.
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Gyldenbrun med et høyt bobleskum som varer en god stund. Fester seg litt til glasset. God fruktig aroma med innslag av bær. Myk munnfølelse. Litt oljeaktig. Smaken er dominert av bitterhet med en undertone av tørr frukt. Avslutter tørt.
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 06.05.2011
Aroma is fresh with hops, grass and citrus notes. Flavour has hay, some citrus and hints of grass. Nice and dry, although I like my APAs more hoppy.
RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
04.02.2012. 0,5l Bottle. vinmonopolet.no. Golden yellow colour with white head- Very nice dry bitterness with lots of good aromatic aromas. Very nice floral hoppy smell. Medium body with flavours dominated by hops. Refreshing aftertaste that lasts and leavs i clean fresh mouthfeel.