Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Bottle #28:(8/4-2006) Thanks to Hans Olav Flatemo.
Dep yellow hazy colour, nice white foam.
Aroma of medium maltyness, citrus, citric and a bit of alc-bitternes in the end.
Nice malty body, with a smooth caractér in the taste scala.Round smouth bitternes in balance with the maltynes, I think this is a nice easter Norwegian beer. The last botle I have of this beer, I wil take in October, for maybee a re rate.060804.
Spleded beer from Haand Bryggeriet!
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-brown colour with a very small white head. Delicious citrus and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavours nicely balanced by good hoppiness. Not bad at all from Haandbryggeriet.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Batch 28. Undeterminable orange-brown colour. Cloudy. A small white head. A citrus aroma - just what you expect from an easter ale. A sweet bitter taste. A bit too sweet to be refreshing. Lots of sediments: Muddy.
CinnamonGirl (40) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fresh; lots of appealing citrus aroma - somewhat sweet orange, that is. Lovely hops and bitter aftertaste. A little bit too sweet, but over all very nice!
anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The color is brown-orange, and it it between cloady and muddy. Smallish head that disappears. The aroma is fruity with strong hints of oranges and somewhat lighter hints of chokolate - but in a good balance. Perhaps these two aromas are perfect just for a Norwegian easter ale? The mouthfeel is prickly (even peppery), as if it has been spiced. I thought of a Belgian Witbier, but the label does not support that conclusion. It s rather bitter (too bitter for a wit, and too dark), and the bitterness is acompanied by the peppery spiecy feeling. There is also a wheat character to it, and I suppose it is refreshing. My wife loved it, but I don’t.
Gr0ve (2078) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy, and dark orange in color. Small white head. Prominent, slightly sweet, peach aroma. Flavour is somewhat bitter with a rich peppery sweet malty soft body. Peach can only be detected in the aroma. Medium bodied. The beer feels thick in the mouth. Aftertaste is dominated by crisp citrusy hop bitterness. Quite refreshing. Except for fact that the beer has a murky appearance this is a great beer.
Ungstrup (27682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy dark orange beer with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of flowers, but also light notes of honey. The flavor is very flowery and again combined with notes of honey, leading to a dry end. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.
yngwie (11754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Bottled. #28, 2006 vintage. Hazy dark orange beer with a medium, beige head. Mild aroma of citric fruits and hops. Flavor is much the same, with some spicyness from the hops. Some yeast and orange-peel notes. Long, mild piney bitterness at the end. I will have to save a bottle for a later occasion, as this one was a little bit too fresh. (6-3-6-3-13-3.1) (060409)
Rerate, 2007 vintage: Unclear, golden pour with some beige head. Hops, pine, citrus, malt and sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is nice and hoppy as well, nicely balanced with a malty sweetness. Full body. Long malty finish with pine and orange to accomplish it. A better brew than the 2006 version, even though the 2006 version matured nicely, and was better after a year of cellaring. Rating: 6-4-7-4-15-3.6. (070430)
Bottle. #124, 2008 vintage. It pours an almost clear, dark golden body under a nice, dense, beige head. Sweetish and slightly roasted nose with nice spices, some alcohol notes, fruityness and a little yeasty touch. Sweet on the palate, full-bodied and warming, with fruityness and a nice spicy touch. Finishes with a fine bitterness. Really pleasant, and well suited for a day in the Easter sun. (081229)
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks to Dixen for sharing.
Muddy amber coloured with a small white head.
Malty aroma with notes of fruits and yeast.
Flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and spices.
Sigmund (4510) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Rerate, 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, batch #126. Brewed Jan. 08, BB Jan. 10. ABV is 6%. Cloudy orangey brown colour, big off-white head with an orangey hue. Very nice aroma of spices (cloves and coriander?), citrus (oranges) and hops, notes of oak too. The flavour is sweet and fruity, fairly malty and distinctly spicy, with oak and a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Good beer, will probably mature well.
Original rating: 500 ml bottle, batch #28. Very cloudy brownish colour, moderate but lasting off-white head. Pleasant aroma of aromatic hops, hints of cider apples and leather, even some barnyard. Flavour has some malty and brown sugar sweetness, but also a distinct peppery and resinous bitterness. Peppery mouthfeel. Long bitter aftertaste. Will probably improve with age.