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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Otterguto (2) - BRAZIL - APR 13, 2012 does not count
Pours light yellow with high and persistent head. High carbonation and slightly turbid with yeast on the bottom. Fruity and a little sour mouthfeel, has medium body not expected for a brut. Finishes alcoholic and sweet, with bitter notes after some minutes. Good rare brut and worth its price for a good experience.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5189) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2012
75cl bottle vintage 2005, aged in my beer cellar. Ok white head. Very hazy blond pour. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
750 ml dark green "champagne" bottle, as Malheur Cuvée Royale Brut Reserve, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo (bought in October 2011). ABV is 9%. Hazy pale yellow colour, huge white head. Refined aroma of farmhouse (does that make sense?), farmhouse kitchen / brettanomyces, hints of oxidised fruits and mild spices. Crisp, medium dry and spicy flavour. Moderate hops. Well balanced, "refined" seems to be the right word for the flavour too. The alcohol is well hidden. Quite enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
toast, resin, citrus, herbs, leaves, cough drop, pale, clear, sparkling, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a light clouded champagne looking body packed with small floaters and a lasting sidesticking white head. The aroma has lots of sour-ish apples, some yeasty tones, some other fruit that it’s hard to describe, but it’s quite alright. Average to a bit less than average carbonation levels and a mild smoothish body. Kinda on the candy-sweet side this one. Nice and light yeasty flavors, it has both earthy and flowerish tones. A nice sweet and warming finish. Yeah, quite nice stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
750 ml bottle. BBE 01.08.2012.
Goes boom when opened. Pours a light yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of orange, ripe sweet fruits and alcohol. Flavour of somewhat sour orange, ripe sweet fruits, grapes, alcohol and surprisingly strong hops. Full bodied, dry mouthfeel with a long, warming and quite rich finish with fruits. Alcohol comes through too much. Still rather enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1317) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2011
15cl bottle sample @ Kerstbierfestival ’11, Essen. Very classy, champagne like bottle. Clear yellow with no head. Nose : Fruity apple and pear. little bread malts. Sip : wine like texture with small carbonation. Fruity with dry feeling. Little sour. Happy to try it but ain’t going to buy the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2011
Pale straw yellow, hazy. Frothy head which gets very small fast. Aromas of yeast, citrus, honey, and hint of alcohol. Mild hop flavour and sweet grain. Hints of warming alcohol in the back. Medium bitterness with a medium duration. Much carbo. Slick and watery, medium body. A very fresh and well balanced classic belgian strong pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen, shared @ tasting with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew feat. Foffern, StoreMy and the local media! :-) Slightly hazy golden body, small white head. Nose is straw, honey, hints of yeast and floral tones. Taste is champagne-meady sweet honey tones with yeast, candy sugars, grapes and hints of alcohol. Smooth and elegant in composition and balance. Kinda like a champagne-infused mead, with fizz and all. I really dug this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2011
Big coarseish head makes a hissing sound. Clear yellow body with lots of little particle and strong carbonation. Light barnyard and apple aroma with faint grape and wood notes. Dry-sweet barnyard and apple taste with grape and spice notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, delicate mouthfeel. Dryish spicy grape aftertaste with wooden herbal notes and faint soft metal. Nice and highly drinkable. Very delicate and could perhaps use a bit more character. Alcohol very well hidden. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)


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