NORSAND (36) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Brewed April 2013)
Wonderful, medium deep copper colour, with a rich faoamy head, lasting 3-5 minutes.
Nose: Grassy and fruity hops, yeast and smoke.
Taste & palate: Quite rich creaminess, medium to rich body, quite a lot of hops which is balanced by some sweetness (reminding of the way acidity is balanced out by residual sugar in an off-dry white wine). Noticeable smoke also in the mouth.
Interesting beer, recommended with food (e.g. rich, salty, nordic winter and Christmas dishes).
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Gunnar - many thanks to you for this gem! The beer has got a deep dark brown, light blackish colour with a steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of malt, peat and torf. Taste of very light peat, roasted malt, dark bread, barley, torf and dark berries. Hints of leather and a very light smokey touch but not in a bad way. Very special and very quaffable, a beer to enjoy.
Nicke80 (208) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours red brown with no head. Smokey aroma with sweet smokey taste. Nice bitter aftertaste.
ogniskowicz (182) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat: słodowy z owocowymi akcentami i wędzonym tle, bardzo przyjemny.
Smak: słodowa, mocno owocowa baza (borówki, winogrona, porzeczki), wędzone akcenty,finisz lekko kwaśny i delikatnie goryczkowy, długi słodowy posmak. Swietne piwo.
northropfrye (2314) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown body with ample off-white foamy head. Meaty smoke aroma. Taste is nicely smokey but with a pleasant sweetness from the berries. Not harsh like some smoked beers. Well balanced. Interesting. This is listed as a "traditional ale" rather than a smoked beer, so it may be a some kind of Norwegian speciality of some sort. Nice beer whatever it is.
cnesmark (28) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 50 cl. This smoked style of beer is growing on me. A hint of berries, but not much.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE. Batch488 (drunk after best before date).Heavy carbonation, solid head disappears quickly with a muddy brown colour. BBQ & Worcestershire sauce aroma. Meaty, BBQ sauce flavour up front finishing with a woody smokey flavour... *smoke flavours became stronger over cellaring time*
Sourced Cellarbrations Capel
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
probably the second smokiest brew i’ve ever had, after the Nogne O Sunternbrew. the smoke lent a nice smooth body to the beer, but it’s definitely not one i could drink alot of. earthy herbal notes as well, and lots of burnt wood on the nose and palate."
metalspice (135) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fin mørk farge. Kraftig røyklukt. Smaken inneholder ved siden av røyken noen hint av torv og tørkede bær. Ettersmaken blir nie besk.
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours amber brown. Big smokey smell. Taste of dry wood flavor.