saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, caramel, wood, malt and hops.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A bright, sharp and refreshing blond IPA Very good
How: Tap at Henrik Øl, Bergen Norway
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is bursting with tropical fruits, grapefruits and some cat piss (me suspect Citra again). A nice fresh bouquet of fruits which has been pissed on by a cat and I’m enjoying it. Taste is crisp, just enough pale malts, light toastiness, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, an avalanche of bitter white grapefruits, a citric bite of lemon zest. Razor sharp bitterness. Very clean finish. The only slight problem with this beer is the excessive soda-pop-like carbonation that makes it hard to keep the beer in your mouth. This is one I enjoyed thoroughly. The first of many beers I had at Henrik Øl, I went back three times to this pub, great beer selection and one of the best service I ever had, my highly knowledgeable waiter will never know how much I appreciated his dedication to making each of my visit to the pub memorable. (not very much, I’m an ungrateful bastard).
gunnar (5995) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy pale golden with a thin white film on top. Aroma of Mr. Nelson, passion fruit and tropical fruit juice, lovely, quite close to the catpiss borderline. Taste is fresh, solid, crisp, hoppy smack in my face, good carbonation elevate the hops to the frontrow of the show, more herbal and peppery hops towards the end, spearmint. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Me like, a lot!
Sigmund (5465) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar. Golden colour, creamy white head. Distinct hoppy aroma, notes of pine neeedles, tropical fruits, citrus and crushed gooseberries, a hint of tomcat. Fairly light bodied for its strength. The flavour is full of luscious hops throughout, notes of pine needles and grapefruit. The bitterness is solid, but the oats still lend a touch of smoothness to the beer. Definitely moreish! *Correction to description: Might also be made available at Henrik Øl & Vinstove in Bergen.
Beer4000 (4832) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap@Cardinal. Pale golden body with a small, but dense white head. Strong and nice hop aroma of citric fruit and catpiss. Flavor is rather light on the maltside with citric fruitiness and rather strong bitterness. Medium body. Nice aroma and rather bitter beer with citric fruit, but I find it a bit one dimensional in the end and somehow unbalanced lacking some depth from the malt flavor. Quaffable.
ClubGonzo (4455) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a light honey body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is apricot, cat pee, melon and hints of grass. Taste is heavy cat pee tones, herbs, pepper and bitter resiny touches. Full and "oaty" body, which I like. A bit too much Citra/Nelson (catty!) for me, but nice enough.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik. This is a cloudy golden-yellow one with a mild just off-white medium sized head. The aroma has a really nice fruity-sweetness. Some berries also perhaps? Yeah, it’s strawberries actually. It’s average carbonated with a nice oily mouthfeel. The flavor is mild yeasty at first, light spicy and almost peppery also, with a good bitter and hoppy tone all the way. Light dry and flour-ish typical Lervig finish. I like this one. 23.06.2012
abemorsten (3040) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a mist, pale golden body with a white, creamy, small head. Heavy sweaty, cat piss, herbal nose. Bitter, light salty, herbal and a hint of chlorine in the mouth. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Smooth to drink. Ends bitter with the tongue dry and more herbs.
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Pours light golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is very hoppy with a tropical theme dominated by peach, as well as honey, sweet citrus and notes of flowers and fresh herbs and mint(?). Medium body, with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is very bitter with grapefruit and orange peel, notes of yeast and spicy pepper as well caramel and honey on a good malt backbone. Finish is very dry with a nice long hoppy orange peel. A very drinkable, really refreshing and astoundingly nice brew.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Hazy pale golden color with creamy head.
Fresh aromas from the hops, citrus and tropical fruits. Great smooth body! The oats gives a really pleasant rich body, but not too much. It’s no doubt that the hops are the focus, and the nelson and citra goes really well together. To bad it’s a limited brew.