GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a muddy, murky deep brown with a thin white head. Really no head formation. Nose is pretty muted. Mild berries and fruit juice. Taste is similar- very thin fruit juice with prickly carbonation. Very odd. Goes quite chalky and intensely bitter with small cinnamon spice. But really odd. Perhaps over attenuated? Certainly inoffensive but really doesn’t bring forth a lot of discernible character. If given to me in a Juicy Juice box, I would probably not once stop to think if I had been secretly given beer.
Rune (6948) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, batch 386, from Vinmonopolet, Langnes. Light brownish hue with good duration over a deep, dark brown body. Comprehensive beer in both aroma and flavour. Very well balanced smell of just malts and hops. Taste of dark fruits and dark, chocolate malts with underlying spicy acidity. Light hints of yeast. Ends up with lingering hop bitterness. Ashy dryness in texture. Well bodied. I bought a few more bottles to be cellared, should be interesting to re-taste them before Oct.2013 (Tromsø, 07.03.2009).
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Low creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel alcohol aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel grass pine flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks for the sample faroeviking. Muddy brown body with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts. Flavour is dark malts and some subdued hops. Medium bodied.
Hansen (5980) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poffed out of the bottle, almost half of the beer ended on the table and floor. And I didn’t shake it. Dark brown, hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Nice aroma, malty, caramel, soy-sauce. Flavor is starting malty sweet, complex notes, nuts, caramel, real nice. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A relatively heavy (for a 6% beer) nutty brown ale.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after receiving through private importation, a little more than 3 years before expiration date!!! A 6% brown ale with a 3+ years shelf time?!?!?
The look: Mostly clear dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: A bit of a gusher. Nose of tobacco leafs, toasted hazelnuts and some toffee. Taste has a lot of grainy malts, cookies, caramel, oily hazelnuts, commercial milk chocolate bar, creamy earthy toffee, chewing tobacco. Oily mouthfeel. That beer packs quite a hefty malted body for a 6% brew. Carbonation was a bit too much at first but I let the beer sit for 15 minutes and then it was fine. Overall this was a fine nourishing brown ale even if a bit on the oily side of things. Another decent beer. So many decent beers out there to drink. Too little time to drink them all. What would Jesus do I’m asking you, what would Jesus do? Probably try to feed the fish of my computer screen saver.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Translucent deep dark red body with powerful carbonation. Fruity bubblegum aroma with burnt peppery brown sugar and lime notes. Vivid and interesting. Dryish fruity burnt strawberry taste, with a kind of sharpish edge to it, which doesn’t entirely suit the taste. Light body. Dryish herbal fruity burnt aftertaste. Nice, but not major. Highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Olympen, Oslo.)
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Batch #753. BB 18/01/15. (Vinmonopolet) Mo i Rana, Norway.
Hazy brown colour with small tan head.
Yeast, brown sugar, malt and mild dark fruits in aroma.
Flavour is dark malt, yeast, hints of hops and dark fruits. Quite simple and boring Ale.
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Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle Batch #491. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, yeast and some bitterness. Palate is roasted malts and nuts.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
A very quaffable, malty Belgian style beer.
Cereals, a little sourness,but the very opposite of their extreme beers. This could easily be their regular draft beer,
easy drinking and pleasant.