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Klostergården Amber

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Brewed by Klostergården Håndbryggeri
Style: Amber Ale
Frosta, Norway

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16584) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1973) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1226) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4801) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - 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!

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
0.5l bottle from #177. Looks quite good in the glass with a deep blurry really dark amber red body under a medium sized light bubbly but lasting beige head. On the nose I get a nice sweet caramel and fruit sweetness. Red apples with a faint darkness in the back. It’s father fruitiness that dominates this and I’m liking it. It has a thin oily feeling in the mouth while it’s soft on the bubbles. Really soft. Nothing to say on the flavors here. Fruity caramel with a good hoppy kick. Red berries and traces of something slightly roasted before its giving me licorice. Dried licorice. Lots of flavor and IMO a really successful amber. It’s really lightdrinkable this. I’m so impressed that I can honestly say that this is something I want to have again. Not often that happens in these kinds of beers. 29.03.2014

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is nuts, nougat, peachy red fruit tones and hints of grains and herbs. Taste is bitter herbs, nutty grain tones and hints of chocolate, grapefruit and mild red berries. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. A quite straightforward yet balanced and tasty amber ale from Klostergården.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2040) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
25.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted grain, hay, weeds, burnt caramel, grass, hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, hay, roasted grain, burnt caramel, ashtray, burnt coffee, burnt caramel malts, grass, paper. Longlasting bitterness, dry and burnt slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (782) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Large white head. Dark quite hazy color. Aroma is hops and roses. Taste is hops, pine.


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