RuneStumo (2352) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Pale yellow colour with white head. Sour with noteas of stables and steap malts. Aftertaste is sour and medium bitter.
Clownoisseur (354) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a honey colored gold, pillowed white head and some noticeable sediment floating in the hazy body. Aromas of strong peppercorn, wheat, light funk, bitter lemon and oregano. Taste is spicy (no heat) with pepper, orgenano, basil, cedar dominating the flavor. Nothing subtle about this. The hops are mostly lost on me. Very little citrus or funk peeking out across the middle or the finish. The spices only became more pronounced with each sip. Not my cup of tea.
GothGargoyle (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a massive fluffy white head. Aroma is cedar, brett funk, freshly ground pepper, citrus. Medium-full bodied, nice balance of sweet, sour and bitter. Taste is ruby grapefruit, honey, pepper, cedar.
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Misty golden color with a small white head. Tasty inviting aroma. Yeast, citric and some wood. Medium + bode. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Fine carbonation. Tasty balanced ale. Yeast, citric and fruity. Nice!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
visionthing (3425) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Fruity and funky aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and yeast. Moderate sweet with fruity flavours and pleasant sour notes. Quite delicious! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
Rune (9079) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared from a big bottle. Hazy golden body, remaining white head. Brett-like aroma, rather dry. Grass, pineapple, and wood to the taste buds. Sweet and tart to the ending. Soft carbonated. Smooth on the swallow. Not a favourite of mine, but quite nice to drink anyway (Grand Tasting, Fredrik 3.s Hall, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall foamy white head. Hazy yellow-golden body. Nose is tangerines and sweet lemon, light funky with a touch of wood. Medium body. Fine fruit flavors. Light acidic, with orange peel, and pineapple. Fruity bitterness and soft wood tones. Elegant, refreshing and very easy drinkable despite the high abv. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meilby. Muddy yellow body with a white film. Funky lemongrass and cedar tree on the nose. The bret comes through in the mouth on top of all the other aromas. Spicy wooden finish. Delightful!
gunnar (6199) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Aroma is light sweet fruity funk, brett and wood. Taste is fresh fruity, spritzy fresh fizzy mouthfeel, good bitter and well balanced overall. Good.
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av sitrus, tre, sitrusskal, brett, lys malt, høy, tørka frukt, gras. Frisk tørr smak med preg av brett, tre, sitrusskal, lys malt, høy, sitrus, gras, litt tørka frukt. Middels bitterhet som set godt, uttørrande munnfølelse. God.