larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Slightly hazy brown body. Earthy floral
peas aroma with spicy minty notes. Dry-sweet spicy earthy oily
taste with floral dusty straw notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft,
mealy mouthfeel. Dryish oily strawy minty aftertaste with spicy
herbal notes. Very nice. Vivid and highly drinkable. (0.5l
bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Klar gyllen farve med kremet lyst skum. Lukt av humle, sitrus og malt. Smak av sitrus, humle, gress og malt. Fruktig med noe bitter avslutning. Vaaland.
fellebag (1107) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer. Aroma is roses, hops, flower meadow and apples with a light sense of honey. Much of same for taste with hint of sea weed and grass.
ej (944) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy golden with little to no head. Aroma of cardboard, vegetables and faint citrus. Taste is light malts, faint citrus and a close to absent bitterness. Ok mouthfeel but a little to softly carbonated.
tfredvik (1368) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy, medium amber body with a rather large, long-lived, off-white head that laces the glass well. The aroma is strong and sweet, and initially I find it very pleasant, with tropical fruits, red berries, light grassy and a supporting caramel background. However, there are also some disturbing notes of butter that keep increasing as I drink. The same goes for the flavour, the difference being that the butter starts out quite obvious and ends up as an overwhelming, cloyingly sweet diacetyl carpet that almost manages to ruin all the hoppy niceness. The taste is also too sweet, and the moderate to light bitter finish can’t cope with that. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. I’m sure this is could have been a decent beer because the hop profile isn’t too bad, but my bottle is ruined by butter.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 19 months before BB date, from Meny Alna, Oslo]
Vighals (1898) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange noe tåkete med tynt hvitt skum. Appelsin, røde bær og fersken. Mye søtlig sitrus, noe bitterhet. Lett, medium kullsyre
Cunningham (5494) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Cloudy deep golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Overripe fruity, malty and hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: A bit to fruity, malty, mild grassy and hoppy.
Overall impression: Unbalanced fruity.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien in Moss. Norway
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, batch 39, bought at Meny Oslo City. Frothy near-white head, satisfying retention and lacing. Cloudy apricot coloured body. Details of caramel malts and herbal hops on the nose. Flavours of brown malts and dusty hops added by a touch of almond. Moderate malt-fruity endnotes. Medium bodied. Fair enough (hotel room, Oslo 29.03.2014).
IPAgutten79 (752) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gylden med medium skum. Aroma av sitrus og malt. Smak av samme. Tynn/medium konsistens. Mildt bitter.
nilsas (2263) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Litt søtlig duft sammen med litt citrus. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tynt lag skum. Frisk noe svak smak av citrus.