abemorsten (3265) - 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 (5798) - 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 (6596) - 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 (3641) - 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.
Geokkjer (6679) - 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 (15566) - 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
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grass and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
ThirstyBird (2220) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Gabriel for the bottle!!
A Christmas Eve treat. Pours clear light amber with a lofty head that slowly falls. Smell is tart fruity hops somewhat floral. The taste is similar with tart fruitiness, it is floral with a malt backbone. It ends tart, dry and mildly bitter. The body is thicker than I would have expected...almost medium, The carbonation is very nice, crisp though not overboard. Overall a nice English IPA
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Black Sheep, Dublin. Hazy bronze colour. Fruity nose. Sweetish with solid rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Malty with some caramel and hay. Slight but growing bitterness.
jmgreenuk (5841) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Charlie's Bar, Copenhagen. Pours clear amber with a broken whit head. The aroma is malty and dry. The flavour is smooth but bitter with some malt and caramel on the palate. Served nice and warm to preserve the flavour. A nice and very drinkable ale.