Sigmund (4162) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brew #840. ABV is 4.5%. Pale golden colour, fairly clear, just a faint haziness. Big to moderate white head. Aroma of artificial "banana candy" (not very pleasant), also notes of honey, coriander and cloves. Fizzy mouthfeel. Like others have said the flavour is very estery and "wheat beer"-like, notes of coriander, cloves and banana (but not too much), refreshing and not too sweet. Moderate hops in the finish.
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #821. It pours a golden-orange, hazy body with a finger-thick white head. Very lively carbonation. Bananaish on the nose, slighlty candy-like, with some notes of citrus and coriander. Actually more reminiscent of a hefe-weizen. Quite nice though. Very effervescent in the mouth, medium body. Quite sweet flavor, again banana, some citrus and cloves, and also a little bitterness. Sweet finish with more pronounced bitterness. As a kölsch, it’s far from bullseye, it seems the brewer has been peeking too much on his wit and hefeweizen recipes, but it’s a tasteful, quaffable beer. A bit over-carbonated maybe, but that’s ok. Could easily drink more of this one. (081030)
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fenakroken. Batch no 824. Hazy golden with an unstable head. Nose is fruity, sweet and yeasty. Hint of oranges. The taste is also very fruity, but spicy as well, mostly coriander, adding quite a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Feels closer to a wit, except for the bitterness, than a kölsch, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Absolutely drinkable.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l bottle - shared with Asgeir and Sølve. Thank you, yngwie. Batch # 821. Slightly hazy golden color, fine white head. Aroma is fruit and some sweet malt. Flavor is sweet malty, citrus and fruit, some bitterness and has a wheaty touch. Nice, but all in all a bit thin.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle curtesy of Vea. pours muddy orange with disappearing white head. Wheat aromas with sitrussy notes. Metallic taste. Mint and wheatmalt on the finish. Very disappointing.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Hazy greyish golden. Snowy white head. Nice fresh fruit aroma; mainly oranges and sweet lemon. A touch of flowers. Taste has a fine balace; crisp maltiness, fruity tones and a gentle bitterness. Well-bodied considering the low strenght. Bitter finish. Very nice. (500 ml bottle kindly provided by KnutAlbert)
Gr0ve (2037) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. White and yellow, and slightly cloudy. Likely because of recent transportation. Orangey aroma with hops and lime. Wheaty aromas, and more of those in the flavour. Reminds me a little of a witbier as there is something that resembles coriander. Medium-bodied. Delicious and very drinkable. Distinct drying bitterness towards the finish. Slightly fruity. (Bottle kindly donated to a good cause by KnutAlbert).
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head. Hazy yellow body with vigourous carbonation. Fruity citric aroma with chalky rubbery notes and some peppery hops. Dry peas and citrus taste with chalky rubbery fruity notes. Sharpish, edgy. Maybe a bit harsh. Nice. (0.5l bottle from KnutAlbert.)
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma with a little yeast.
Apples and citrus, a fine bitterness lingering in the mouth. More bitterness than a typical Kölsch, and I must say I prefer this one. Full body.
This would be great with food!