Nidaros (40) - - APR 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a murky straw colour, good head that stick nicely to the glass. Smell is dominated by sweet belgian yeast notes, some wheat and ripe apples. Taste is driven by the wheat accompanied by the ripe sweet apples. Slight tartness in the after taste, however fairly short lived. It does lack some of the peppery saison flavour in my oppinion. Easy drinking beer, but it was a bit dissapointing, I had expected more from this beer.
Finn (4166) - 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 (692) - 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 (533) - 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 (10453) - 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 (7797) - 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 (3995) - 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.
larsga (6185) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body with fast
carbonation. Earthy funky winter apple aroma. Dry, sweet, and
slightly acidic, winter apple and honey taste with funky earthy
notes. Mid-bodied. Kind of mild mouthfeel. Dryish peppery
winter apple aftertaste with honey and spice notes. Nice,
drinkable, and unusual. The apple infusion works, adding flavour
without being artificial or too dominating. (0.5l bottle, from
wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
daje (2304) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene, march 4th 2014. Clear golden body, lively carbonation, nice white head. Aroma of pepper, apple, clove, hay and banana. Taste is light sweet apple juice with straw and sharp spicy yeast esters. Fresh and fruity finish, with a dry apple and pepper aftertaste.
visionthing (2700) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with apples, spices, notes of Belgian yeast and malt. Medium sweet with fruity flavours of ripe apples and some acidity. Quite refreshing and easy to drink.
Arve_Christian (3053) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden slightly hazy color, good foam. Fruity & floral aromas, but overall dominated by apples. Medium / light body & medium complexity. Some sourness and light bitterness - ends up very crisp and clean. Enjoyable
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