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Brewed by Klostergården Håndbryggeri
Style: Amber Ale
Frosta, Norway

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Deep amber color, malty aroma. Bittersweet, nutty. The rather sharp bitterness creeps in, leaving a long hoppy tail. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1908) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Geokkjers Lambic Farm, courtesy of yngwie. Clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, cocoa, and citric fruit. Flavor is refreshing soft malt, caramel, fruity and balanced bitterness. Medium body and nice aftertaste. A very nice and flavorful thirst-quencher.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and cacao. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy ruby/copper colour, firm creamy head. Aroma of grapefruit and cherries. Quite dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Lingonberries, cherries and grapefruit, growing salty bitterness. a solid, full flavoured amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4950) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 4.5%. Dark amber to red colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity and piney American hops, also notes of woodwork and lightly roasted malts. The flavour is not too sweet and not too dry, moderately roasted malts dominate, but fruity and piney American hops are also present. Roasty and dry aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2616) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared 0,5 l bottle kindly provided by a colleague. Clear deep hazelnut body with a beige film. Dried fruits, toffee, tropical fruits and on the nose. Associations to a an English fruit cake comes to mind. Bitter and malty with some toasted notes. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (731) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Large white head. Dark quite hazy color. Aroma is hops and roses. Taste is hops, pine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3237) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - 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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