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Mikkeller Noma Pontus

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Copenhagen, Denmark


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5343) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2013
Chiara buona schiuma persistente naso speziato erbe fiori quasi mentolato non molto carpo leggeto amaro discreta secchezza rinfrescante

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
Medium white head over clear golden beer. Strong nose of rosemary or lavender. Very spicy - Iíd guess green cardemom too. I know itís really the lemon verbena, but thatís not a herb I use in my kitchen. Again this spice in the mouth. To me, it tastes as lavender, but a co-taster thought indeed of verbena. Iím a bit reluctant towards the flavour, but maybe in combination with algae, served on pebbles... Spice is really imposing, soapy. Finish has some grains. Spritzy, very refreshing, light body. Letís state that it deserves a chance with the food...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy yellow with a big white frothy head. The aroma is spicy, peppery and rather zesty. The flavour is a little citrusy with some grapefruit sourness on the palate. A highly drinkable beer which would go very well with many different foods!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy straw with a white head. Aroma of weeds, freshly mown grass, citrus, coriander and other herbs, spices, light nutmeg. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
37.5cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Herbal citrus aroma. Thick white head. Hazy blond pour. Quite refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle @ il pretesto. It pours clear golden with a white head on top. It comes first something brett-like and citrus hints, then appear mint-like flavors. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3686) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2013
375 ml. Mikkeller styled green bottle with cap served into my Mikkeller Teku @ home. Purchased @ Hopduvel Ė higher class beer. Brewed originally exclusively for Noma Ė allegedly the greatest restaurant in the world Ė but now apparently widely distributed. This is a beer brewed with lemon verbena with which I am personally not familiar & named after Nomaís sommelier. Other herbs appear to be used going by the ingredient list but since I do not know Danish, I have no idea which ones. It is interesting to think the kind of crowd this beer might attract, not necessarily a beer-centric one either. Appearance wise this looks like a perfection of what most people think that beer looks like, namely bright sun golden & clear with a slightly foamy, tad creamy powder white head. Smell is intensely herbal, I presume that it is entirely dominated by lemon verbena but I cannot judge about that since I donít know how that one smells or tastes like. I am getting strong aloe vera here, botanical garden, lots of herbs, very floral, clean with rosemary & small mint-like hints with light citrus. Taste ones I am picking up similar notes, lots of aloe vera, botanical garden, rosemary, bitter floral, touch parley & mint, flowers, citrus, bakers yeast & floor, substantially bitter in the back in a herbal, slightly ester-type of way. Light, perfect carbonation. I can imagine that this would pair well with the type of dishes that Noma serves. I find this to be quite interesting, it is doing original & great things and introduces a lot of new and highly enjoyable flavours. This is frankly a brilliant beer from the Mikkeller brand in my opinion and one that I greatly enjoyed drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4504) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 31/XII/12 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 4/X/16 (2012-1440)

Clear pale yellow beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: artificial lemon, dish wash product, floral, soapy, green apple skin. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: citrus, lemon, soapy, lots of coriander, little bitter, more citrus. Aftertaste: soapy, lemony, citrus, coriander, bitter. Pffff...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2012
from Erzbierschof - clear and bright blond beer with a modest foam left; perfumy aroma with strong notes of medicinal herbs; medium-bodied and with a biting astringency; very dry and bitter with long herbal and spicy notes in the finish - surely interesting yet very hard to like

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5401) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
38cl, as Pontus Noma, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, with Verbena, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Belgian White, spicy/floral and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nice brew, yet expensive!

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