Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Hazy dark orange coloured. Soft fruity aroma and flavour. Some light bitterness in the finish. Rather light bodied. Low to medium carbonation level.
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish white head over dark orange, almost brown, hazy body. Sweet malty aroma with citrusy hops and notes of pepper. Not very strong aroma. Sweet, malty, peppery taste with a background of roastiness and distinctive citrusy hop notes throughout. Citrusy, bitter aftertaste. Bitter, resiny taste lingers. Silky mouthfeel. Slightly watery body. A good easter brew. (Batch #28 on bottle.)
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fine off-white head, milky orange body. Rather odd herby and yeasty aroma with a fruity middle, sharp and dusty. Flavor is fruity and hoppy with bready notes and a herby tone again. Reminds me of an English pale ale with its herby character. Drinkable, but not the best from Haandbryggeriet. Could use a little more body as well.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, from Vinmonopolet. Cloudy brown apperance. Smells of ripe friut. Complex flavour, but with a bit too much yeas in the taste. Some ale aromas, some fruity taste and a sour note similar to a Belgian ale. I left this to settle for a few days, which was not enough. Rather large yeast sediment, too - most of this should have been left at the brewery. I will re-rate this in a month or so.
Rune (10921) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Oslo City Vinmonopolet. Batch no.28 (bb.03/2008). Hazy Amber. Fair white head. Light hoppy aroma. Fresh orange in flavour. Palate is medium. Drying finish (01.04.2006)