gunnar (6356) - 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 (15191) - 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 (5703) - 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.
thebeertourist (5078) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Fenakroken. Batch no 822. Pours cloudy copper with a fierce, medium tan head. Smells fruit, peas, herbs and a bit of earth. Sweet caramel flavours balanced by appropriate bitterness. Some peppery spices. A bit fizzy and body could be fuller. Still enjoyable.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5 l bottle - shared with Asgeir and Sølve. Thank you, yngwie. Batch # 813. Clear light amber color, fine white head. Aroma is fruity with hints of hops. Flavor is sweet malty, hops and fruit. Sweet and malty aftertaste. Interesting, but thy have a way too go before they are in the Nøgne Ø-league.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of Vea. Pours clear amber with good white head. good fruity hop aroma. Target? The taste is a bit thin though, with metallic malt. Long finish with unpleasant earthy notes.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brownish red. Nice near-white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh green peas, citrus and herbs. Slightly roasted malt flavor with some fruity acidulous notes. Fine hopbitterness. Light- to medium-bodied. Very refreshing and moreish. (500 ml bottle kindly provided by KnutAlbert)
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Cloudy brown colour. Tall off-white head that clings to the glass. Aroma of peas, sesame seeds and notes of bread. Citrusy hop aroma. Bready flavours. Quite a bit of yeast character. Low carbonation level. Nicely balanced, with quite a bit of hops. More flavour than bitterness though. (Bottle from KnutAlbert.)
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biggish offwhite head. Hazy brown body. Fruity pea aroma with grassy earthy herbal notes. Dryish grassy pea and roasty malts taste. Sharpish. Bitter thin grassy aftertaste. Some soapy peppery acidity. Decent, but needs work. Light infection? (0.5l bottle from KnutAlbert.)
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown, aroma dominated by hoppy flowers.
A light, but not watery, body, and a mouthful of bitterness. This is a seriously good beer!