tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, dark amber body with a medium sized, fully lasting (at least when helped by my trappist chalice), off-white head. Excellent lacing. Nice aroma with fruity hoppiness: citric notes, mainly grapefruit. Also spices, caramel and a lightly toasted touch. The taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter, with a medium bitter finish. Flavours are caramel, dark fruits and pleasantly warming alcohol. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture and a wonderful aftertaste that has a fairly long duration. Nøgne Ø has done it again!
[50 cl bottle, batch 586, from Vinmonopolet Oslo City, Oslo[
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft a blue monk. sort of a muddied brown pour. caramel malts, Belgian yeast, light fruitiness, light chocolate in the aroma. Taste was a watery muddled dubbel. Caramel notes, light earthiness, Belgian yeast driven fruit. Least favorite offering from Nogne
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. #586: brygget 010211, BBE 010214
Sourish aroma has some belgian yeast, caramel, sugar and weak signals of contamination. Palate has lonts of carbonation hitting my tongue. Flavour is sourish with caramel and sugar. Some hints of contamination also here, but it does not disturb very much. Hard to decide if this is contaminated or is the sourness made in purpose. However, this was disappointment from Nøgne.
Nisse666 (5419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ölkonsortiet shared with Micke cons 2011-07-16 Dalkarsberg
AR: yeasty, rosted malt
AP: dark brown body, creme beige 1 cm wee bubbly steady head
F: roasted malt, chocolate ( not the best quality one) coffee, yeast, salt licorice,
nimbleprop (6336) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a hazy, amber brown with a thin, white head. Nose is lightly sweet, a little sweaty. Flavor is herbal, lightly sweet, lightly malty, not at all sour. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish. Exceptionally bland from start to finish.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel et de céréales légèrement grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #3699)
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Brygget 01.02.2011, BBE 01.02.2014. Batch #586.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a white foamy head, mainly on the edges. Aroma of mild sour fruits, nuts and some citrus. Flavour of citrus, dried fruits, toasted malts and toffee. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, fruity finish. Pleasant but quite far from your favourite Belgian Ale.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of candi sugar and dark caramel malt with light dry raisins. Taste is a nice mix between some candi sugars with dark Belgian malt with light fruity ester with dry raisins notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and some good lacing. Very well brewed and more complex then I had anticipated.
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Batch 586, brygget 010211
Pours brown with a small head. Aroma has hints of yeast and spices. Taste is quite malty with hints of spices and apricose. A slightly bitter finish. A bit raw, but still enjoyable and well balanced.
Habanero (3430) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2012 Bottled. Pours hazy and deep amber with a huge tan head. Good lacings. Nose of slightly roasted malt, yeast and spices. Dry toasted flavour with yeast nuts, spice and notes of dark fruit. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Ends up dry with some bitterness too. An OK brew.