Grima (2002) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham, thanx a lot, my friend!
Great bottle design. Pours strong golden yellow with small head. Smells hoppy sweet and very fruity. Starts with very fruity hops, slight bitter, comparable to a british bitter ale. Goes into a fruity sweetish finish with some aroma hops. My wife loved it :-)
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, English style pale ale. Golde beer. English hops, grass, citrus.
Would make a nice summer tipple. Not outstanding, but an honest excample of the style.
abemorsten (2234) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml clear bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Clear deep golden body with a short lived white film. Grassy nose initially gives way to fruity malts. Caramel sweetness and a grassy bitterness. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Tongue ends dry. OK balance.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear coppery body with carbonation.
Caramelly nutty aroma with perfumy papery notes. Dry-sweet
caramelly toffee taste with perfumy fruity notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish caramelly nutty toffee aftertaste
with papery notes. Nice, fairly full-flavoured, but a bit
artificial-tasting. Tastes much more like a UK pale ale (that
is, a bitter) than a US pale ale. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)
gunnar (4357) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Clear bottle. Pours clear golden small white head. Aroma is grassy hops, herbs. Taste is clean and fresh, no offtastes here, easy drinkable, honest beer.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 L clear (!) bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Thanks Henrik! Pours a near-clear pale gold, topped by fading blond head. Sweet-scented bready malts to the nose. A whiff of honey, and faint leafy hops. Fairly full for a 4.5% beer. Slick mouthfeel. Taste is on the sweet side of sourish-sweet. Not very ale-ish. Quite neutral malt character. Some sour bread tones, discreet bitterness, and a barely noticable leafy/earthy hop flavor. Light bitter-sweet endnotes. Appears more like a Bitter than an APA. Anyway, a pretty good debut. Drinks ok.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 500 ml clear bottle, at local tasting. ABV is 4.5%. Golden color, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of English hops, a hint of toffee. Reasonably refreshing dry flavour, tolerable hops in the finish. No masterpiece, but decent enough.
Dazz3 (1430) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours golden with a small white head. Smells strong herby hoppy, abit metallic. Tastes metallic, abit bread malty, abit herby hoppy with a similar finish.
Cunningham (3686) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a small white head. Strange aroma. Not citric, just lemon! A fine malty background. Moderate sweetness. Some citric and light fruity notes. Light bitterness.Typical mild british pale ale. And I think they planned to do that as well. No fancy stuff, but absolutely an ok pa. Today it is listed as an american pale ale. I think our friend KnutAlbert has tricked us.
[Bottle from Roma in Askim, Norway]
tfredvik (806) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottles take away all the fun, I knew that this one would pour a crystal clear, light golden to amber body even before I opened the bottle! The head is small, frothy, white and short-lived, and doesnít leave much lacing. The aroma isnít very nice or exciting at all, there are some not so fresh notes of wort and cereals up front, while some nice-ish fruits and citrus can be found in the back. This smells more like a pale lager than a pale ale to me, but I guess thatís because I expect american hop levels whenever I drink a pale ale. The taste has an existing light sweetness that lasts for a very long time, it never fades out as the light bitter finish sets in. The flavours are far better than the aromas, with sweet caramel, fruits and citric hints. Unfortunately there are also some vague metallic notes, but they are noticeable only in the few first sips. Itís a crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching beer, and it feels rather dry with a not too light body. Not a bad bitter(?), but incredibly boring compared to the Stout from the same brewer.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 16 months before BB date, from Ultra Bryn, Oslo]