Eructoblaster (3015) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 500ml. I was amazed to find this one in a Vinmonopolet in the small town of Leknes, Lofoten Islands! Pours a nice, hazy copper body with a thin off-white foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with spicy, anise, and cinnamon hints. Its well balanced, relatively strong taste carries spicy, woody, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Interesting.
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Light brown and clear. Medium white fine head that clings to the glass. Estery delicate aroma with notes of apples, yeast and spices. Complex malty flavours and there’s a really special yeast profile in this beer, which I kinda like. Hints of vinegar and funk, but that works really well in this beer. Very nice.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. This beer pours a deep brown and is opaque. A creamy beige head is not thick but is steady. I smell egg nog. There is cardamon in the flavor and perhaps that is what I was smelling. The flavor is complex. Fruit, yeast, chocolate, spices. A creamy feel is nice. Alcohol was not hidden. This was a nice beer. Nice complexity, flavor, and feel. I wish the ABV had been lower or hidden better. Still, this was kind of in my wheelhouse.
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark and kind of a copper to amber with a good sized and creamy beige head. Nose of classic Christmas spices, with what I think is cardamon dominating Medium body with a little alcohol in the mouthfeel. Flavor is quite spicy, and there is fruit from the yeast....showing banana and pineapple Chocolate appears. The finish is somewhat dry and the spices go on and on. Almost earthy at this point. This is a very nice holiday ale.
Foffern (1222) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Has a hazy mahogny colour with a small light beige head. A spicy aroma with leather, dried fruit, cardamom, fruity Belgian yeast and banana choclate. More banana and fruits in the flavours along with more spices, leather, wood, lots of sweet syrup and some dark berries. Has a slick and nice mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A sweet and spicy Belgian ale, and a good Christmas beer.
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Red brown, quite clear. Tiny bit of off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, prunes. Sweet.
Taste: More fruit and prunes. Slight sourness and sickly sweetness.
Info: 500ml bottle, 21/4-2013
monk191 (928) - California, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More boring then it looks. Pours a beautiful muddy red with a dark tan head. Smells of cherries and vanilla. Taste however, is a little bland. Very malty, a little too much, actually. Leaves a sweet flavorless aftertaste. Meaty, but not much cream filling.
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Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle. Oh, it wants out of the bottle this, and it has a medium sized quickly fading light beige top and a clear dark nut-amber body. The aroma is somewhat sweet, lots of dark Belgian candied sugar, some glazed ginger, nuts and ft wood. Not horrible, but not to memorable either. It has a near lively carbonation level and the mouthfeel is what I would call sticky-oily. A bit sharp at first, lots of sweetness from brown sugar and ripe old fruits. It feels soft spicy, but I’m having a hard time finding the name of these spices. Also some good traces of alcohol here, both in the finish and aftertaste. Perhaps a bit to far out there on the sweet side, but it’s not tipping over. Not something I will remember way to long. Oh, it’s from Canada you say huh? I guess that doesn’t really help that either. 21.03.2013
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gusher. Managed to catch and contain it, with some difficulty.
Huge deep offwhite head. Deep amber body made hazy by lots of
little floaties. Some carbonation. Spicy licorice and dried
fruit aroma with seeds of paradise notes. Sweet banana and
alcohol taste with peppery earthy notes. Fullish body. Mild,
flat, slick mouthfeel. Dryish-sweet earthy spicy licorice
aftertaste with alcoholic banana notes. Probably a good beer
when in good condition, but after gushing it was not in top form.
Also too alcoholic. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, web order.)
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Fruity and almost floral aroma with malt, caramel, dark fruits, (Belgian) yeast, caramel, spices and hints of alcohol and honey. Hints of some roasty notes too. Medium to full body with fairly soft carbonation. Quite sweet and the flavours are mild, but well balanced. Pleasant beer to drink. Decent winter warmer.