tmrmwel (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy with a creamy head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, with some whiffs of oak. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with fruity yeast, as well as notes of wood and kandi, with a tart woody finish.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l bottle from #7. Quite cloudy this, and it has a deep dark orange is it amber-ish it brown-color and a nice big lasting off-white top. On the nose I get a good amount of papery yeast, ripe fruity green apples, some nice sweetness from caramel and a little bit of earthy strawberries. Quite different but not horrible at all. It has a light oily feeling in the mouth and the carbonation is big bubbled and about average. More yeasty semi dry flavors here. More of that old ripe fruity thing found in the aroma, lots of yeasty notes and some traces of minerals. Somewhat earthy on the taste as well. It tastes like it has been made in a barn somewhere in the Norwegian mountain this, and unless I’m mistaken, that’s exactly what it is. Not completely my cup of beer this, buy it’s not bad tasting at all. Categorized as a sour/wild? More like a standard (and a bit dull) Belgian ale IMO. 28.10.2013
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 28.10.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of sweet, caramel malts, almond essence, grass, alcohol, raisins. Taste is kind of sweet harsh grainy, caramel malts, wet grain, almond essence, sugar, harsh hay. Medium bitterness, kind of metallic finish. Did someone say sour ale?! Pretty close to undrinkable. In fact, I find myself getting kind of "sick" when drinking this, almost wanting to vomit....
ClubGonzo (3924) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep clear amber body with a large off-white head; good looks on this one. Nose is sweet banana tones, white sugar, molasses and hints of grains and clove in the back. Taste is grainy sweet malts, molasses, straw and hints of banana, dusty paper and burnt sugar in the finish. Some filter coffee notes in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Quite flavorful for a Norwegian grocery store beer. Feels like a crossbreed between a low-hopped American amber ale and a Belgian ale; hard to classify properly. Not bad at all.