abemorsten (2412) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear yellow golden with a frothy white head that lasts. Good lacing. Aroma is also inviting. Malt, light syrup, flowers and herbs. Unfortunately the good impression stops once in the mouth. tastes like sweet bun dough. Easily swallowed and forgotten @ Cardinal 11.11.2009
Rune (7203) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml brought back home from Fenaknoken in Oslo. Clear, dark golden body. Fair amount of white head, slowly fading. Some fresh maltiness to the nose. Clean, pale malty flavour. Discreet bitter finish. Alright with the wok-made chicken meat. Approved as a standard Swedish pils (shared with Eva, Tromsø 18.10.2009).
gunnar (4713) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden, with a decent whte head.Skunky aroma, wet cardboard. Dry semi sweet taste,clean mouthfeel. Average Norwegian macro.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.33 L bottle from Rema 1000 Hønefoss. A filmy greyish head coating a clear, light gold colored body. Sweetish malts and apples in the aroma. Light sugary malt flavor with earth tones. Some fruitiness too, with an artifical twist. Light-bodied, fairly clean mouthfeel. Noticable bitterness and a certain dryness in the finish. Kind of decent, but certainly not very interesting.
larsga (5890) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small white head. Pale yellow body. Artificial perfumy mealy papery aroma. Dry-sweetish grassy mealy papery taste. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry grassy strawy aftertaste with mealy notes. Not very good. Ɛ.33l bottle from KnutAlbert.)
yngwie (12514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer with a finger-thick white head diminishing rather quickly. The nose is quite weak and un-challenging, pale malts and fruityness with a faint peppery touch. Quite fizzy in the mouth, dry and medium bodied. Some sweetness initially, with pale malts, fruits and some peppery hops. Decent bitterness. The finish has a hint of metal added to what’s found initially. A decent pilsner, nothing more. KnutAlbert has a point, why brew in Sweden when the label says "drink locally". Hopefully the non-existant brewery will get their own brewhouse as they said was a goal, right now the label is a bit absurd. And hopefully we will see more beers of the quality found in their Christmas beer. (090818)
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale yellow. Thin pilsener, quite similar to Helt Konge, but not the same hops giving a flowery aroma.
"Drink locally", the label says. Well, then you should not brew your stuff in Sweden...
Sigmund (4653) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle, contract brewed by Krönleins Bryggeri, Sweden, for Hønefoss Brygghus, Norway - another "brewhouse" that does not brew. ABV is 4.7%. Thanks to OleR for procuring the bottle. The recommendation on the label to drink it "ice cold" makes me somewhat sceptical ... Golden colour, big white head. Acceptable pilsener aroma, moderately sweetish, notes of floral hops and some fruit. The flavour is fairly fresh and crisp, moderate sweetness, too moderate hops. Definitely drinkable, but not very "special" in any way.
LarsEngen (342) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Sundvolden Hotel. Pours golden clear yellow with a high off white head that stays long. some hoppy notes in the aroma. Some malt notes in flavor, that produces a very long aftertaste with some bitterness. A enjoyable pilsner I could drink all day. Its recomended to drink it icecold, but I prefer it at aprox. 10 degrees.