Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ RBNAG-11
Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Malt and vinegar aroma. Rather sweet, complex. Fine barnyard funkiness.
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Hazy golden with a white rim. Band aid, malts and honey on the nose. Sweet and light acidic flavors with notes of spices and grains. Full body. Alco warmth. Grows in the mouth.
Palme (4134) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a clouded copper-orange body with a small filmy sidesticking head. Aroma has yeasty fruit-hints, some pears, apples, apricot and nuts. Average carbonation with a oily mouthfeel. Flavors are also fruity, strange mustard seeds-tones, some apples and nuts before I get some yeasty hints in the somewhat dry finish. Nice stuff!
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Appearance: Dark gold with creamy white head. Aroma: Matly, light yeast and lemon. Some Dupont light and enjoyable funk. Taste: Nice mix from the malts and yeast along with a thirst quenching acidity. Very refreshing. Palate: Full bodied and lively carbonation. Overall: Very good as expected with Dupont.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle, RBNAG 2011. Deep golden to amber colour. Main impression of both aroma and flavour is "moderate everything" - but this would probably stand out as a decent saison if sampled on its own, and not in immediate connection with many sours. Decent hops in the finish.
Spab (3390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a hazy amber colour with good-sized lasting cream-coloured head. Aroma is very Belgian yeasty - sweet/sour light fruits, spice and a bit of caramel. Flavour is dominated by fruit notes - grapes, apples and pears sort of sweet, sort of musty, and a distinct spicy note. Finishes somewhat dry and musty. A nice one.
gunnar (7884) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours hazy amber with a small head. Aroma is malty, herbal and fruity. Taste is moderate sweet malty, wood and a light burn from alcohol. Fresh and light sour. Dry mouthfeel.
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@RBNAG11. Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma is fruity malt, yeast, caramel and spice.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, caramel and toasted malt.Medium body, average carbonation.
chrisv10 (15292) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices and yeast. Flavour is malt, little caramel, little fruit, yeast and alcohol.