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Klostergården Amber

Brewed by Klostergården Håndbryggeri
Style: Amber Ale
Frosta, Norway


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Ravfarget med tydelig sitrusaktig amerikansk humlepreg, balansert med sødme og fylde fra en god porsjon krystallmalt. Går godt til pinnekjøtt, kraftig røkt, krydret eller grillet mat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7300) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
Big beige head. Clear deep dark red body with carbonation. Dusty earthy roasty aroma with rye crisp bread notes. Sweetish roasty dusty rye crisp bread taste with earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Sweetish syrupy rye crisp bread aftertaste with dusty roasty notes. Very nice. Highly drinkable, full of flavour, clean and fresh. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City, probably. Batch #206.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Mørkebrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, gress og kaffe. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, gress og kaffe. Vaaland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3433) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Lukt: Duft av citrus og noe karamell
Utseende: Brun farge
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av cirtrus og noe andre frukter.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@Vaaland, Bryne, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Amber color with a fine tan head. Nice lacing. Bready, malty and mild citric aroma. Ok body. Fine balance. Ok carbonation. Bready, a bit roasted, mild fruity and mild citric. Decent nice amber ale.
[Bottle from Meny Oslo City in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044)
- Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2731) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Meny Oslo City enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big tanned head. Smell of light roast, hints of toast, smoke and fruity hops. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, dark fruits, plums, hint of citrus, toast, hints of smoke. Quite complex body, and at the same time refreshing. Finishes off with a moderate bitterness. Nice stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2398) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Amber with off white head - good malty aroma with some hints of hops in the back - Nice malt body with some notes of caramel and some hints of piney hops in the back, with a nice bitterness to og along - Finish is malty and piney hops that leaves an olmost dry end - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
A tall lacing tanned top, on a deep reddish-amber body. Pleasant aroma of red berries and biscuity malts. Light to medium full. Clean and fresh sourish-bready malt flavor. A good dose of herbal and earthy bittering hops here. Mouth-drying herbal-bitter finish. Very likeable this one, with its fresh malty sourness. [0.5 l bottle purchased at Meny Oslo City]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4803) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
50cl bottle from Meny Bjølsen, Oslo. Pours hazy dark amber with a tan head. Medium malty aroma with some roasty notes, quite strong hop presence with fruity, citrusy and lightly piney notes. Caramel, herbs and just a hint of smoke. Moderate to medium sweet with a fairly dry and bitter finish with note of citrus. Nice, flavourfull and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This distinctly herbal Amber Ale works in tandem with rye spiciness, leading to earthy bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam laces around the cloudy amber.
-Effervescence is higher than expected.
-Mouthfeel is also drier than usual for the style (which is a good thing, in this case).
-Mild fruitiness is tasted underneath the herbal dominance.
-This is an Amber Ale that is not dialed in, which is nice for a change!


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