hawthorne00 (2549) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is grainy with flowers and mildly funky cider. Fairly light bodied, highish carbonation. Not as apple-ly as suggested by the aroma, but certainly there. Also apricots, dough, spices. Dryish finish with moderate bitterness. Refreshing, quite engaging.
bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a white head - Aroma of fruits with some yeasty spice in the back - Malt body with apple and fruity flavours with some spicy yeasts - apple and fruits goes into the finish - Good tasting and refreshing
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, batch 689, many thanks to OleR. Pours a pale golden body. Diminishing white head leaving lacing rings down the glassware. Moderate aromas of grass and earth, lightly spiced. Spiced dried fruity taste, including apples and apricot. A little yeasty fruitiness to the finish. Medium bodied. Masked alcohol. Alright, maybe a little unvaried (shared with Elisabeth and Stefan, Tromsø 20.09.2014).
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Half-inch ’transparent’ white head, reducing quickly to an uneven film and quite a bit of lacing. Hazy pale orange colour. Dry, fruity and spicy aroma with pear, yellow apple, banana, grass, yeast, pepper. Body is medium, carbonation is average/lively. Taste is fruity and quite sweet upfront, and quickly turns dry and more tart, before finishing very dry indeed. Tongue-drying aftertaste of unripe fruit.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml på Skarven. Lys gyldenbrungul. Høyt skinnende hvitt skum med kremkarakter. Aroma av gress med innslag av krydder. Smaken er skogsbær på en bakgrunn av samme krydder. Smaken holder seg lenge. Litt tynn & monoton.
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with white head. Aroma is acidic, some estery tones, cider. Taste is estery, fresh apple, some sourness, some citrus. Ok carbonation. Like cider but for me a nice beer.
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color dorado tupido con espuma blanca y ligera. Aromas de manzana verde , florales y levadura. uerpo medio-bajo, inicio dulce de fruta verde, uva, con ligera y fresca acidez y final moderadamente seco. Muy rica.
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sandar. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, malt, hop, apples. flavour is yeast, malt, citrus, malt, hop, apples, sugar, fruit. Easy drinkable beer.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
White grapes, apple cider and citrus fruit ride this brew’s prickly bubbling into herbal hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam tops the hazy pale straw.
-Mouthfeel is dryish and drinkability quite high.
-This may not be the most memorable Haandbryggeriet brew, but it remains very agreeable.
-The fruit character is not caricatural and thus becomes pleasant.
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Nose is heavy Belgian sweet esters with banana, straw, bubble gum and hints of pale malts and coconut (!). Taste is pale malts, cider, straw, saison yeast and hints of banana and white bubble gum. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice; the apple cider-ish tones play gently with the saison yeast, but still it doesn’t quite rock my world.