espenra (794) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at Olympen. Batch 343. Best before 2009-12. It poured an amber golden colour with a medium big white foamy head. The aroma is hoppy. The flavour is sweet, but a bit tame. Notes of malts and sweet corn. It has a s hort aftertaste.
KM (296) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful red brown body. Medium sized lasting white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, very fresh. Hoppy flavour, a little sweet but in fact really dry. Easy drinking with quite a lot of flavour. (Den Gode Nabo, Trondheim, 07.04.09)
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt. Medium body, lightly roasted malt with a whiff of caramel. Dry and fairly hoppy finish. 210309
gunnfryd (9326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, roasted, malt. Flavour is sweet, roasted, malt, caramel, fruit. Medium body.Nice beer.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.5%. Vinous and yeasty aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is vinous, slightly spicy. Light maltiness. High carbonation. A little citric note, that tastes all right, but reminds me of a beginning infection.
yespr (28631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Mild vegetable and malty aroma with a light fruity hops note. Bitter and dry flavoured into the finish with a light vegetable alongside this.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch 835, served at a fine drinking temperature at Den Gode Nabo in Trondheim. Collapsing white head, leaving a few floaters on top of a dark, amber body. Display of nice laceworks. Dusty, herbal aroma with hops breaking through. The flavours are performed mostly by bread-like malts but added by spices and sweet fruity dryness. A welcoming bitter twist to the finish. Rather flat and dry on the swallow. Sufficient powerful for its alcohol strength (12.03.2009).
gunnar (4320) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle brew 838, at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep copper colour with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Taste of malt, caramel and resin.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (#813) It pours a nice dark golden to copper body with a good carbonation forming a dense, off-white head. Sediments in the bottle. Even though I left most of the sediments in the bottle, yeast dominates the aroma. Fruityness and caramel sweetness in the background. The hops are more evident in the mouth, where it gives a citrusy flavor and a pleasant bitterness. Fruity too, and with malt and caramel. Smooth, medium body. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, almost candy-like notes, but finishes with a nice fruityness and bitterness. A pleasant welcome from Norway’s maybe smallest brewery. (081120)
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, brew #838, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Amber to brown colour, moderate off-white creamy head. The aroma has malts, some fruit, juniper, resin and hops. Fizzy mouthfeel, could have been fuller. The flavour has resin, some malts and moderate "dusty" / dry hops in the finish. Not bad, but probably better with "trøndersodd" than on its own.