fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, dusty, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (160808)
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Malty aroma. Malty and fruity flavours with some toffee. Hints of metal. Ok enough.
gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet, fruit, malt, caramel, apple, hint of hop. Easy drinkable ordinary beer.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. (Branded Drinks) It pours a next-to clear rather dark golden body with a white head. As expected, the aroma is quite bready, with toffee and a pleasant fruityness. Somehow I think I can sense the thin body through my nose. Anyway, it is thin in the mouth, low on carbonation, with a bready, toffeeish flavor, as well as a gentle, fruity touch from the hops. Not much bitterness, neither initially nor in the finish, but the hops are sure present. A true session beer meaning itís easy to drink and low on alcohol, but itís rather boring and thereís thirteen on the dozen of these beers. (070521)
Finn (3089) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0,5l. Golden colored. Unclear. A rapidly disappearing fluffy head. Very weak aroma. Some caramel in the flavor but overall watery.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a moderate head. The aroma is hoppy and the flavour has the same nice notes of aroma hops, almost like a Shepherd Neame beer. It also has notes of caramel and a nice bitterness. Light, quenching and nice without and deep or complex notes.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím all for a better range of English beers in Norway, but medicore bitters with "funny" labels is not the answer. Watery, some sweet malt, a little bitterness, but nothing approaching the best British bitters.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite head. Light brown body. Faint sweetish malty aroma, just barely detectable. Dry papery caramel taste with hoppy notes. Somewhat watery. Dry resiny aftertaste. Chalky mouthfeel, sllghtly harsh. Decent, but a bit boring. Clear winners of the "Ugliest Label Ever" contest. No competition, really. (0.5l bottle from Centra.)
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Dark amber colour. Clear. Medium-sized off-white head that clings to the glass. Apple notes and a medicinal tablet aroma. Low carbonation level. Nicely rounded, but there is a weak acidity and a somewhat watery character to this beer. Medium-bodied, but not at all sweet. Piney hop flavours. Hops seem to be Northern Brewer, which is the signature hop in the Anchor beers. It is quite characteristic. Lingering hop bitterness in the finish. OK, bitter. Perhaps a little bland. I like the hops though.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Dense beige mostly lasting one finger head. Fine laces. Golden/light amber color. Modest aromas of bread and sweetish malts. Light to medium hopbitter taste. Fairly sweet malts and notes of fruity acidity. Light-bodied and rather watery. Mediocre .