KnutAlbert (6085) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing amber. Bittersweet, very decent English premium ale. Malty, true to style, but enough hops and carbonation to avoid getting too cloying.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Deep copper, beige head. Smells of malts, earthy hops, some floral aroma and zests. Moderate sweet, quite malty, clean and crisp, medium bitter finish with zests and resins. A very nice english ESB. Lovelyh malt flavors and hops, my only wish is even a bit more hops maybe?
Hallstein (126) - 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 (692) - 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 (4022) - 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 (10552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 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. Bitter finish. Ordinary beer.
abemorsten (2767) - 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 (5116) - 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 (5293) - 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 (2467) - Stavanger, 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.