Meilby (9437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Bottle 500ml @ Måltid i Agder, Kristiansand
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
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. [4 4 5 3 9 = 2.5 11/13/2010]
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, 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 (9226) - 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).
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small but persistent dark-creamcoloured head over beautiful red-brown beer. Bit sourish nose, superimposed upon dark, melanoidin-y malts and some buttery notes. Rosemary aroma. Rather dry, woody flavour, spicy, cacaopowder, and dried juniper or cypress branches. Medium bodied, bit watery but not too much. Little qua aftertaste. Nice, dry brown; spicy and light.
Skinnyviking (7729) - 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.
Borup (7490) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Best, Rødovre. Unclear brown colour with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, roasted malt, hops and chocolate.
Hansen (7441) - 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.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Rated on 20110805.
Pours murky brown color with a light, quickly collapsing head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some fruits. Flavor of malts, fruits and notes of pine.
laiti (7263) - 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.