Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle. This is a light cloudy amber-brown one with a medium sized light bubbly beige top. On the nose it’s light spicy and sweet with tones of wheat, oranges, dark caramel and a faint whiff of cardboard. Quite nice flavors. Not directly low on the bitterness, but it’s definitely not to hoppy and perhaps a tad on the sweet side. It’s soft to average on the carbonation and it has a light gliding-oily mouthfeel. I get sweet licorice in the taste along with a zesty-bitterness. Oily orange zest I beleive. Some mild spicy touches in the flavor also, and a mild wood- and dried fruit like dryness. Yeah, I find this interesting and I like how it taste. 07.10.2012
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet caramel and spices. Taste is moderate sweet, with some nice spicy and minty notes towards the lingering end.
Arve_Christian (2675) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonpolet Vika.
Golden color, good foam.
High intensity fruity aromas, some citrus
Medium body & complexity.
Immediate sweetness, some bitterness- ok balance.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10cl sample (bottle) at Vulkan ølfestival. Slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Sugary aroma with fruits, malt and caramel. Quite sweet and sugary with some fruits and bitterness. Some citrus in the finish too. No quite my cup of tea, but fair enough. (2012-10-03)
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head. Clear dark amber body with carbonation.
Roasty raisiny caramelly aroma with burnt sugar notes. Dry-sweet
roasty fruity raisiny caramelly taste with spicy watermelon
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry wooden resiny
grape juice aftertaste with wooden orangey notes. Lovely, and
very interesting. Very unusual, too. (0.5l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
Sigmund (4674) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Brown to amber colour, large off-white head. Nice fruity aroma, pomegranate and citrus, hints of spices. Fizzy mouthfeel. Fruity flavour with notes of Belgian ale yeast, pomegranate and bitter orange.
abemorsten (2432) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Candy sugar, band aid, Belgian ale yeast on the nose. Sweet, spicy, light acidiic and brothy flavors. Full body. Syrupy.
Holmen1 (1857) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske på Cardinal: skal visstnok være en dubbel, men for bitter. Bitterappelsin kan bare anes. Ineressant, kanskje verdt å prøve på nytt.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella after a 10 km little ride, time for a beer: Unclear deep golden colour, huge white head, well lasting. Quite sweet aroma with fruit, yeast, caramel, spice and malt. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity and yeasty flavour with orange and malt, good bitterness. Sweet finish. Bit too sweet for me at the time of drinking it in the forest but good.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep copper, moderate to large foamy sandy head, nice lacing. Malty start, pale toasted malts, has a very minor over ripened dark pitted fruit aspect. Pomegranate and orange peel seem to be minor or non-existant. Light sweetness, a touch salty. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Dusty stale dark pitted fruit like fiish, albeit very muted. Not bad, but very average in my book.