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Brewed by Halden Mikrobryggeri
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Halden, Norway

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Litt sprøere enn hva en typisk norsk pils er.


Cunningham's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4633) - Halden, - MAY 15, 2013

Appearance: Hazy yellow golden color with a thick white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Light fruity and citric hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild fruity and fresh mild citric hoppy.
Overall impression: This was batch #2. Far better than the first version. Fresh and easy drinkable. More my style golden ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.

First rating

3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Light fruity, malty and some yeast.
Palate: Medium light body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild fruity and caramel malty.
Overall impression: Fresh and easy drinkable tasty, although a bit thin. Typical standard traditional golden ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ source.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Halden, Norway. Hazy golden beer with a nice white head. Malty fruity aroma, grapes, citrus, hay, lemon zest, some biscuits. Hoppy fruity flavor, hay, biscuits, citrus, grassy, some floral notes. Easy drinkable session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Golden-yellow colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, hay, malt. Flavour is yeast, citrus, hay, malt, fruit. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
14.02.2014, tap @ Den Gyldne Høne:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly grainy, grass, wet grain, yeast, popcorn, hay, hints of citrus. Taste is sweet, light malts, hay, yeast, grass, wet grain, sugar, citrus, hints of almond essence. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Hazy golden with a white head - Aroma with malts and some hints of citrus - Taste is of malts with some bready notes and with some hints of citrus - Short malt finish - This was ok

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8180) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
300ml draught at the brewpub. Lasting white layer on top of a cloudy golden body. Mostly sweet fruity nose. Fruity taste with a touch of peach and lemon added by grainy malts. Clean mid-sweet fruity end. Notes of floury elements. Crispy in the mouth. Thirst quenching (Halden 14.02.2014).

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Den Gyldne Høne). ABV is 4.7%. Hazy pale yellow colour, white head. Yeasty aroma, fruity and spicy notes. Too yeasty flavour, some mild spicy and fruity notes, but quite bland, nearly void of hops.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Draught @ Halden Mikrobryggeri - Den Gyldne Høne
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, popcorn and citrus. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Very hazy yellow body with a white head. Moderate aroma of pale malts, wort, vegetables, fruits, some spicy hints and traces of butter. Not good. The moderate flavours follow the aroma with additional bread. Moderate to light sweet taste with a short, light bitter finish, also a light sourness. Thin and watery.
[RBNG14 sample from tap @ Den Gyldne Høne/Halden Mikrobryggeri, Halden]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4108) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
On tap @ the brewery. Hazy yellow body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is wheat, lemon, mild herbs and hints of grains. Taste is pale malts, floral honey tones, mild cardboard and hints of dry grass. Light body, medium to soft carbonation. Goes down fast and well, without much excitement.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2794) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Sampler from tap at Halden Mikrobryggeri. Pale golden with a small, but lasting white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of citrus, fruits and pale malt. Moderate sweet with a light bitterness. Finishes somewhat dry. Quite okay.


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