berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Huge offwhite sticky head, good retention, leaves a lot of irregular lacing. Slightly hazy rusty red colour. Spicy, dusty and yeasty ’Belgian’ aroma with gooseberry, caramel and cookie dough. Salty-sweet spicy taste (lightly christmas-like) with a more sour-bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Intriguing and strangely successful brew that for me worked best when quite chilled.
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear, amber beer topped by a finger-thick off-white head. Some dried fruits and caramel in the aroma, some lemony notes and a pleasant spiced touch. Caramel, succade, dried fruits and a hint of honey, with spiced notes in the flavor. Dry, with soft carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. A pleasant one, smooth and tasteful. 121005
graziano85 (321) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Amber hazy colour and average head. Smell caramel and roasted malt. Taste caramel, quite sweet. Not bad....too expensive imho, it doesn’t woth it in my opinion.
I don’t like the transparent glass of the bottle.
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dust, yeast, roasted malt, caramel. Flavour is dust, yeast, straw, roasted malt, hay, caramel. Nice beer.
ClubGonzo (4230) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC , Foffern and Gunnar. Another hazy nut-hued Italian beer with a medium creamy head up for rating. Oh well. Aroma is mild wooden brett-like tones, caramel, hints of vinegar and nuts. Strange, but OK somehow. Taste is nuts, caramel, grain husks, hints of wood and brett again. Mild, sweet and strange, but fairly drinkable. Watery palate, which pulls down the score a bit.
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5l clear, corked bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. What a strange beer, and I haven’t even opened the bottle yet. Anyhow, it pours a cloudy amber-copper colored thing with a small off-white top. Smells really strange this :-/ Is it bad or is it supposed to smell like this? I’m really not sure. Light woody with something that reminds me of a mixture between chemically washed oven that has been standing on for the first time after you’ve cleaned it, rotten meat and ancient vinegar. What a strange experience? The taste is really soapy and spicy. Uhg.. Medicinal old band aid with hints of English library. Do I like it? I really don’t know! Please help me understand this beer, cause I have no idea what this is. 26.10.2012
Foffern (1294) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) the Bergen tasting crew and Gunnar. Has a hazy dark amber colour with a medium light beige head. A bit strange sour aroma of bitter berries, oak, licorice and some spices and caramel. Weird flavour of beetroot, cornflour, leather and some licorice, sweet berries and cranberries. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A very strange beer, a special aroma and a funky taste.
gunnar (5660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting with BBGTC. Pours hazy light amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of spices, moderate roasted malts. Taste is more dark and sweet roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel, high carbonated. Long lived aftertaste with a liquorice and herbal twist at the end.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Beer3000.Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, malt, caramel, some fruitiness and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet and spicy with some malt, funk, green bananas and caramel. Dry finish. Thin body, average carbonation.
Arve_Christian (3264) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 50 cl bottle at Vinmonopolet Vika.
Amber/ reddish color, good foam ( well carbonated, not a gusher- but standing still for some days).
Floral aromas ( rose) and some fruitiness, red berries and nice yeast influence.
Medium body & high complexity.
Dry, good bitterness- good balance
Very enjoyable ( completely unlike anything I’ ve tasted according to the RB style it has)