tfredvik (1300) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. Simply wow. I can’t find any traces of the usual dull, worty, nauseating, non-alcoholic elements in the aroma of this one. Quite the opposite, the aroma is strong, crisp and acidic with lovely yeasty notes, spices, banana and citrus. This smells like a hefeweizen! It doesn’t look good, though, it’s got a quite dark, cloudy and dirty-looking orange body, and a bit too small off-white head that leaves virtually no lacing on the glass. The mouthfeel is also rather lousy, it’s extremely light and watery. The taste however is nice, it’s light to moderate sweet with hints of bitterness in the short finish. The flavours are impressive, again without any hints of the usual non-alcoholic off-flavours. I get sweet banana caramel, spices, yeast and a general fruitiness. Impressive stuff. For a non-alcoholic beer, that is.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 weeks before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
mczee (21) - NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale nice color. White fine foam. Banana and wheat aroma. Taste a bit metallic, general low on taste. Maybe little low on carbonation. It is a average good non-alcoholic beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske fra polet: patentkorkern løsnet med en skikkelig champagnesmell. Hveteølaromaen var ikke til å ta feil av, og den har også mange av de typiske hveteøltrekkene. Så selv om den er tynn i kroppen er dette en riktig god øl, hvis man må nøye seg med en alkoholfri.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is over cooked vegetables, wheat, orange. Flavour is overcooked vegetable, wheat, orange, banana. Boring beer.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml swingtop bottle, from the n/a shelf at Vinmonopolet Verksgaten, Stavanger. Cloudy honey-coloured beer, large white head. Very moderate but not unpleasant aroma of cloves and heather honey. The mouthfeel is thin and watery, of course, but the beer is not too sweet, and has some subdued notes of the typical hefeweizen elements (cloves, banana and citrus). Furthermore, it has NOT much of the typical and sickly n/a beer characteristics (over-cooked vegetables, maize baby porridge). Hell, I could actually drink this as a refreshment, when I have to drive. One of the "better" (= least miserable) n/a beers i’ve had.
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. An unclear, dark golden-orange beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. Banana, grains and some orange in the aroma. Rather sweet on the palate, with flavors of banana, spent grains and bread. Some bitterness and fruityness. Quite full-bodied, with nice carbonation. Anyway, it’s certainly not a beer I’ll repeat, alcohol or not. I’d rather have a glass of water. 130119
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. pours cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, herbal notes and toffee. Flavor is sweet and papery with some spices and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malt, wheat and banana. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
13.01.2013. 0,5l Swing top bottle. Vinmonopolet, Haugesund. Hazy and unclear golden orange colour. White head. Strong and clear wheaty aroma. Body is thin, and there is not very much malt. Medium to low on bitterness. Notes of banana, but there is not enough sweetness for that. Notes of sour "non alcohol beer flavours". Aftretaste is kind of watery with low bitterness and a fast ending sour stinging carbonation. This is a pretty good beer for an alcoholfrei.
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great beer for a non-alcoholic beer. Great notes of wheat malt, and yeasty and quite refreshing.