yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. It’s a clear, amber colored beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head leaving curtains. Cloves, caramel maltyness and dark dried fruits in the aroma. Far from super-complex, but nice indeed, which goes for the flavor too. It’s semi-sweet on the palate, with a balancing bitterness and the same dried fruits, clove-like spice and caramel malts found in the nose. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. A nice one, with too much cloves, but it’s quite smooth anyway. 141127
visionthing (4734) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crowbar, Oslo. Clear mahogany with a than head. Spicy aroma with cardamom, cinnamon and other slightly Christmassy spices and hints of caramel and tea. Medium sweet with spicy flavours a fairly mild bitterness. Tasty and gives me Christmas associations.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogny colored body. Small blond top. Prominent tea aroma with a whiff of ginger and toasted malts. Light to medium body. Taste is mild caramel malts, lots of tea, spices in general with ginger in the lead. Spicy, lingering bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.
[Draft at Crowbar, 07.02.14]
daje (3982) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. January 28th 2014. Amber body with a near white head. Aroma of spices, chai tea, flowers. Taste of malt, tea, fruity hops, ginger. Discreet bitterness, spices and tea dominates. Good usage of the tea, I sometimes find Crowbars beers spice additions a bit careful, that’s not a problem here. Quite nice!
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Crowbar. A cloudy dark amber almost Cola looking one, only a soft lacing white little head on top. On the nose I get nice tones of cardamom, lavender and tea. It has quite a comfortable and nice nose this. In the mouth it’s mild oily with a soft prickling carbonation level. Again the lavender and cardamom sticks in the taste. I get some cinnamon with traces of licorice and heather. Lots and lots of spices that all cooperate in harmony. Really good. Would not mind more of this. 14.02.2014
Inbreak (4426) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 14.02.2014, tap @ Crowbar:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly spiced, caramel malts, cardamom, grass, clove, almonds, nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and spiced, caramel malts, grain, cardamom, nuts, hay, close. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The last drop from the tank at the brewpub. Glowing amber. Nice bitter tea character, ginger and other spices. Some caramel, fennel. Long bitter tail.
Rune (11054) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small glass, tap at the brewpub, 5.2 % abv. Clear chestnut body colour. Ring to the rim of the surface. Fine lacework to the glassware. Malt-fruity nose with a prominent touch of ginger (Chai?). Caramel malty flavours joined by ginger spices and herbal hops. Malt-fruity ending. Medium bodied. Tasty (Meet up with Cunningham, Oslo 12.02.2014).
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. Clear deep nut brown colored body with a tan colored film. Cardamum, cinnamon and sweet ginger bread on the nose. Sweetness Cristmas spices and a nice mellow bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. Finishes with a spicy residue.
RuneStumo (2550) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13.02.2014. On tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri. Tee!!!!! Dark amber colour with white head. Aroma totally dominated by tee spices. Cinnamon, Ginger and I dont know what. Difficult to taste what else there is, but there is a good malt body. Pretty good actually.