SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle (Aquavit Bar, Oslo Airport) - Golden with a white head and lively carbonation. Malt, grain and a hint of honey feature in the aroma. Fruity and hoppy taste with banana, honey and spice detected.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear, pale yellow with loads of bubbles rising to the top, massive white rocky head which lasts until the glass is empty, plenty of sticky lacing. Nice. Aroma is fairly subdued, sweet belgian yeast, it has got a bit of a soapy spice character, cloves.. almost wheat like heavy sweetness to it. Not bad at all. The flavour lets it down in a huge way, very tame and shallow, nothing to discover here. Watery and thin mouthfeel, and you can taste the alcohol like a faint note of rubbing or solvent, which is surprising at 4,5%. Carbonation is decent, fits the refreshing light beer profile they seem to be going for. This is a good beer in a lot of aspects. Too bad the flavour lets it down in such a big way.
bergstaden (870) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with large white head - arome of malt and yeast - the same taste of malts and some fruity yeast in the background - a little thin and weak but still a nice beer
abstractbeer (223) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity, reminds me of a very thin Leffe Blonde. OK, not bad, but quite boring still. Too bitter, lively carbonation, unfulfilling finish, too dry.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle at home. Clear golden color, disappering white head. Aroma is grassy malt with sweet fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, some fruit, medium bitterness. The finish is sweet fruity and has hints of bitterness. A bit thin body. Fine carbonation. Refreshing. Not bad, just too boring for me.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slim 330ml bottle from my local Prix store. Crystal clear, golden body. Quickly diminishing white head. Prominent aroma of spices and citric fruits. Taste of spicy fruitiness where dry lemon, banana and coriander can be detected. Soft and dry in the mouth. Thin to medium bodied. Thirst quenching (Tromsø, 11.04.2010).
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Biggish white head. Coppery body. Light rubbery aroma with chalky floral notes. Dry mealy rubbery taste with wooden burnt plastic notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish acrid mouthfeel. Dry mealy plastic aftertaste with medicinal notes. Utterly worthless. A shame, because the normal version is not bad. (0.33l bottle from my local Joker corner store.)
RuneStumo (1878) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - APR 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
02.04.2010, 0,33l "Jacobsen" Bottle. Golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is dominated by bitterness. Body is thin to medium and not as tasty as I expected. Nice bitterhops and aftertaste. Body is a little and its not as strong as it shoud be. More richness and alcohol wood be nice.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på REMA1000 i Tromsø. Gylden gul på farge. Høyt skinnende hvitt luftig skum. Svakt syrlig aroma. Litt krydder. Smaken er vassen og uvariert. Igjen merkes litt krydder. Svakt syrlig ettersmak. KI=8
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. It’s a clear, slightly pale, golden beer with a moderate-sized white head. The aroma has quite a lot of banana, with grass, coriander and malts blending in. A bit thin on the palate, effervescent, with some banana, a little citrus, grassy, slightly peppery hops and a little bitterness. Fruity, bitter finish. Sure, an easy drinking beer, but nothing to be excited about. it’s usually not a good idea brewing a beer in a weaker edition, so also with this one. 100301