Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big 750ml bottle, batch 528, carried back home from Meny Oslo City and shared with Elisabeth, Finn and Stefan. Fawn-coloured head slowly fading over a slightly unclear, red-brownish coloured body. Inviting grainy chocolate nose. Flavoured with dark chocolate malts, nuts and a nice roasted bittersweet end. Thin, however, not diluted in any way. Well crafted (at Finns in Tromsø, 09.04.2014).
larsga (5962) - 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.)
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Meny supermarket.
Very dark brown. Rich malt and chocolate nose, goes on in the flavour. Sweet, not sticky. Pleasant chocolate flavour, but the low strength means it lacks an edge.
gunnar (4863) - 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.
Sigmund (4812) - 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 (4597) - 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.
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Cardinal. Dark brown body with a medium sized tan head. Not strong, but pleasant aroma of malt, hint of toast, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is mild as well, smooth roasted malt, toast, chocolate, dry fruit and moderate bitterness. Body is rather thin but acceptable in consideration with the low ABV. OK, smooth aftertaste. A fine version of mild, not the very best I have tasted, but definitively decent and I could easy have it again every now and then.
Cunningham (4000) - 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 (3509) - 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 (2989) - 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.