larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium white head shrinks quite rapidly with a hissing sound.
Hazy orange body with strong carbonation. Earthy fruity candy
aroma with herbal wood notes. Dry-sweet-acidic mealy earthy
vinegary taste. Thin body. Fizzy, oily mouthfeel. Undrinkable.
Infected. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City. Batch 0089. Given
that four out of four beers from Larvik have been infected I
suspect they may not need that fourth digit in the batch number.)
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold. Lots of fruit, rather sweet. Apricots, lemons, but it is a bit off. Noe elegance, this is not good enough given today’s competition.
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a hazy light orange body with a tiny white head. Nose is sweet tropical fruit cocktail, grains, honey, straw and hints of sulfur and white bubble gum. Taste is sour grainy notes, yeast, bubble gum, hints of honey and faint hay. Light to medium body, soft to insignificant carbonation. A brew befitting of its name; dedicated to a Norwegian nobleman who spent a lot of his time kickin´it in Copenhagen while someone else did his dirty work back in Norway during the colonial times. Bet he was crap at brewing as well.
Palme (3284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
0.5l bottle from #0089. This one pours a cloudy orangey looking body under a small really bubbly bright white and slowly sidesticking head. It has a sweet juicy fruity melon nose. Lots of sweetness, sugary with canned peaches and cardboard. Not extreme in any direction but quite sweet. It doesn’t taste all that good. It’s really dry and grainy. Like drinking straw water. It’s as good as flat on the carbonation and it has a thin gliding oily feeling in the mouth. Bah, this really didn’t want taste all that good - or ANY good for that matter. I was in the mood for a late pale ale so I took this, but this doesn’t taste like a pale ale at all. More like a grain soup with thin watery fruits and a slightly acidic hint in the background. Have experienced this a lot in the beers from this brewer. Still waiting for that one beer I actually like.. Did not finish the bottle. Or the glass for that matter. 15.04.2014
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, old grain and hint of citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. An unclear, orange colored beer with a small, white head. A yeasty aroma with some peaches and pale malts, hints of grass and pine cones. Sickingly maltysweet flavor with some bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Acidic notes too, lemon juice and wheat. Yeast hints. Short fruity finish with yeast and wheat. Certainly gone wrong this one, as usual with Larvik. Awarding it 1.6 is being nice. 140509
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, some dusty notes, malt and cellar notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, some floral notes, some sourness, lemon and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle, batch 89, picked up at Meny Oslo City. Airy white head to an unclear golden body. Fragile lacing down the glass. Moderate aroma of partially sour grass and pale malts. Unbalanced taste profile of half-way sour grain together with a fruity touch. Malt-fruity endnotes on a yeasty backbone. Thin to medium bodied. Far from good but possible to drink (hotel room, Oslo 22.04.2014).
gunnar (5220) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Matkroken, Stokka. Pours hazy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is dominated by yeast, light fruity as well. Taste is thin and watery, yeast dominated with a metallic aftertaste, not my cupper.
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
10.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is kind of strange yeasty, weeds, hay, yeast, wet grain, flowers, light malts, almond essence, fiberplastic / epoxy. Taste is kind of sour-ish grainy, weeds, sour wet grain, hay, yeast, flowers, almond essence, paper, grass. Little bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Drainpour!