tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 50 cl bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Dark brown color, nice beige head. Aroma is typical Belgian; spices and yeast, but also malt. Flavor is moderate sweet malty, fruit, yeast and spices, with hints of hoppy bitterness. Not a kicking beer from NØ, but very drinkable. Maybe too fresh; I will rate it again when it´s released at Vinmonopolet in a couple of months.
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was typical brown ale. Smoked leaves, caramel, and pumpkin seed. Poured brun with white lacing. Tasted like a brown ale. Brown sugar, roasted caramel and a slight pine hop. Very light in the mouth and taste. Forgettable.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is hazel, chestnut, sweet malt, caramel, late medium hops bite, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is mediumbitter malt, sweet plum, caramel, finish is bittersweet hops
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy brown pour. Slim tan foamy head. Sour brown fruit. Cigarettes. Prunes. Hemp. Burlap. Bark. Brown sugar - but more sour, dry and smoky than sweet. Less complicated than other Haand beers but nice and solid.
ElDesmadre (1613) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, traded with Palme, many thanks! Dark brown-ruby with a medium head. Aroma is initially some soy sauce, then caramel and licorice, some milk chocolate. Hints of wet earth, forest fruit and coffee. Interesting though a bit tame. Rather dry taste with a light to medium, malty-hoppy bitterness. A fruity-coffee-chocolate aftertaste. Nice, velvety carbonation. A bit too dry for my liking given the aroma profile.
djoeye (1572) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 0.5L bottle 6% , dark brown foggy body , tan film.
Chocolate malts to the nose, some hops, eggs, hints of yeast.
Surprisingly mild taste, carefully roasted chocolate malts, caramel notes, floury modest bitterness under it.
Seems fruity on palate, don’t know which fruit, mealy, alright body, suitable carbonation.
Aftertaste lingers a bit, dark sweet chocolate, malts, sweet fruity grains. Nice indeed.
May be go well along with deserts, confectionery, cakes, or just as a nice drink instead of bock or porter.
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nilsas (1497) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lite hengende skum. Fin dunkel brun farge. Lite lukt, men likevell litt av rosin og eik. God smak av rosin ig frukter.
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with an off white head - malty aroma with some caramel in the back - good malt body with some hop bitterness in the back - the malt continues into a short finish - good
Gorm (1272) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mørk brun farve med lyst skum. Lukt av frukt og malt. Smak av malt,karamell og frukt. Vinmonopolet.
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Naboen, Bergen. Pours an unclear brown colour with a small beige creamy head. Aroma of dried fruit, leather, chocolate, some coffee and some nice roasted tones. Some of the same stuff in the flavour but is more malty with wood and nuts. Balanced and nice. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An incredibly balanced and easy-drinking dark Belgian ale.