larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium tan head. Hazy deep red body with light carbonation. Earthy roasty caramelly aroma with dusty minty coffee notes. Dry roasty chocolatey taste with earthy notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty dusty earthy aftertaste with grainy rye crisp bread notes. Some butter, too. Very nice. Highly drinkable. (0.75l bottle, Meny Grønland Torg, Oslo.)
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Dark ruby colour, low off-white head. Roasty aroma, notes of cold coffee, hints of ashes. Dry flavour, notes of cold coffee and ashes again, the mouthfeel is rather thin. As the Biblical manna that God "miraculously" provided for the Israelites in the desert (actually a natural plant secretion, according to more recent research) was reported to be "sweet like honey", I expected Kinn Manna to be a somewhat sweeter and richer beer than this. Drinkable of course, but not Kinn’s most exciting offering.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Big botttle, shared with Hege@Tilt, Oslo. A lightly tanned fingerthick head, upon a dark brown to near black body. Nice smell of fresh dark bread, creamed coffee and mild cocoa. Soft rounded taste of gently roasted dark malts. Bread notes, some mild coffee, and a subtle, balancing bitterness. Creamy texture. Well-bodied for 3,7% ale. Elegant and harmonious.
gunnar (4321) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown/amberish with a big creamy beige head. Aroma of light roasted caramel malts. Taste is weak and mild, light sweet caramel, not offensive in any way. Watery mouthfeel. Not my kind of manna this one.
Cunningham (3667) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Bottle from Meny at Grønland, Oslo. Hazy dark brown colour with a beige head. Roasty aroma. Moderate dry taste with hints of light coffee and some caramel. This beer would be perfect with 1 or 2 mor alc%
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by Palme @ Naboen, Bergen. Dark copper body, big beige cloudy head. Aroma is mild, lactic-sour tones of caramel malts and chocolate. Hints of wood. Taste is bitter caramel tones, hints of chocolate and sour grassy tones. Smooth and drinkable, and quite original. A nice session beer.
Palme (2694) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle @ Naboen, Bergen shared with ClubGonzo. The Manna pours a deep brown/dark mahogany body with a nice beige creamy head. Light roasted aroma with chocolate hints. Also light acidic, and malty. It has a light creamy to watery mouthfeeling and it’s average carbonated. Flavors are not extreme in any way but nice and malty with a slightly floral touch, and there is definitely some hops in here but in a subtle way. It ends quite dry and medium bitter. All in all this is a really nice mild ale. Can’t say I’m surprised cause Kinn has really taken a step up and is about to become one of the best breweries from Norway.
Arve_Christian (2470) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought on tap Haandbryggeriet Oslo
High taste intensity with regard to low alcohol
I was positively surprised by the power of it
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cardinal. Clear, deep ruby body with a light brown, creamy head. Hopped wort on the nose. Toasted, light sweet and bitter. Light to medium body. Dry tongue. Gentle carbonation. Light syrupy, almost watery texture.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. Pours reddish dark brown with al light brown head. Aroma of malt, lightly roasted. Sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. A bit watery, but quite nice considering it is only 3,7% ABV. Very drinkable.