Hallstein (54) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice typical pale-ale aroma meets me with scents of english goldings hops. Floral, slightly spicy and sweet. In the flavor i get more goldings hops, caramel, and maybe some nuttyness. perfect low carbonation, good for the style. a good fitting bitterness for the style.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from tasting cardinal. Medium white head.Clear golden color. Nose is some floral, slightly white peppery, honey. Taste is fruity, white pepper, herbal. Nice lager. Very easy to drink. Prob nice in the sun for easter
ClubGonzo (2764) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber body with a small, short-lasting white head. Nose is caramel, bread dough, biscuits and hints of red fruits. Taste is bready caramel, grassy hops, smooth malt tones and hints of red fruits again. Medium body, soft carbonation. Fair enough, but I’d think a "flagship" ale would call for something with more "oomph", even for a traditional British beverage.
gunnfryd (8628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, apple. Flavour is dry, alcohol, malt, hop, apple, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
abemorsten (1975) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear deep red golden body with a white rim. Banana, caramel and wet cardboard on the nose. Medium body. Sweet stale bitterness.
Sigmund (4280) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.3%. Deep golden to amber colour, low white head, leaves a nice lacing. The aroma has notes of toffee, malts and some fruit. The flavour is more malty than hoppy, with toffee and blackcurrant notes, but not very sweet. Moderate hops in the finish. This is hardly an IPA by any stretch of the mind, but a fairly decent premium bitter. Very drinkable.
gunnar (3735) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Weak citrus and caramel aroma. Taste is medium sweet, caramel with a soft floral hop addition, very weak bitter towards the end. Easy forgotten.
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra cask på Charlie’s, nov-12: Bronsefarget, litt uklar. Fruktig aroma. Rund, medium munnfylde med litt maltsødme (karamell) og tørt gress. Passe bitter og perfekt temperert.
Geokkjer (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big off-white head. Aroma of vegetables, fruitiness, some herbal notes and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vegetables. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (10798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A fluffy, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, golden body. The aroma has a note of cooked vegetables, as well as caramel maltyness and some dried fruits. The flavor is rather mellow, but boring. Caramel maltyness, some dried fruits, and a little bitterness. Full body, quite dry, and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish. Nothing impressive going on here, but it’s a decent beer anyway. 130119