bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a shop in Port en Bessin, Normandy. Pours sort of orange amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is sort of citrus with a hint of sour. Med body. Flavor is somewhat earthy, there’s a citrus sort of burn, and hop is perhaps earthy. I’d say it fits in bier de garde category without too much of a stretch. It’s certainly not what I’d expect from "Ambree". Like some other of the Northmaen beers the label doesn’t necessarily coincide with the style. Pleasantly surprised this time.
Countbeer (2920) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, vast, thick and fairly slow disappearing creamy head and leaves a closed medium sized creamy lacing on top of a cloudy beautiful orange colored beer.
Wow smell loads of caramel and milk chocolate, also caramel paste, hint of toffee, hint of roasted nuts, some barley malts, hint of chocolate chalk, slight(est) hints of floral tones like hops and herbs.
Taste barley malts, barleys, chalk, caramel, some bitters, nuts, wood, hint of hops, some sweets like caramel, toffee and brown sugars (but the sweetness is equal divided as the bitterness).
Aftertaste malty, floral, caramel, grass, light chalky. Nice but short.
Low carbo, soft light creamy mouthfeel, thin but medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Malty and caramel with some chalky barleys, a bit thin but a decent beer overall.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. Thanks yespr. Hazy deep golden like colour. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet with toasty malt, fruit and caramel.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Malty aroma of earth, grass and hops.
Malty flavour of earth, grass, licorice and hops.
Pinball (9727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, smooth offwhite head.
flowery aroma, sweet malty, hay?. flavor is maly, herbs, flowers, bitter nutty note.
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of peaches, malt, dusty hops, and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white and bubbly head. Fruity, light caramelish and toasted malty. High carbonation. Toasted malty, herbal bitterness and light fruity. Lingering fruity and light herbal into the finish.
Papsoe (25129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of humlelala. Pours a clear amber with a very lively, frothy off-white head. The nose is dominated by some fresh, flowery hops. Medium body, has a dry fruitiness yet with a sweet caramellish edge. No real bitterness. Fresh and pleasant. 301012
jaghana (2876) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with medium head. Again a yeasty and a bit acid beer from this brewery, body is not robust, hints of caramel, lemony and metallic notes, pfffffff
Sigmund (4280) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 330 ml bottle, a birthday gift from my son Steinar, who brought it back from Normandie. ABV is 5%. Top fermented, unpasteurised. Very cloudy brownish yellow colour, moderate white head. Distinct and pleasant gueuze-like aroma of farmhouse and lemons, also spicy notes. The flavour has a moderate lemony acidity, and distinct hops throughout, rather sharp in the finish. Spicy notes again. "Dusty" finish. Nice enough to drink.