Alexus (239) - Stavanger, - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nøgne Ø’s Homebrewer Day 2013. Pours like their brown ale. This was one of the most interesting ales I tried at Nøgne Ø this day. A soured brown ale, nothing like the belgian brown or flemish red ales.
This had a clear sourness combined with a clean roastiness. This combo was amazing. Truly a great ale!
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours brown hazy with a nice beige head, aroma of cocoa of coffee with nice acidity, flavor of coffee, lemon acidity, nice, medium bodied
DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Brown-colored with a beige head. Roasty and sourish aroma with coffee, some fruitiness, a bit of acidity, wood and light soapy and floral hint. Sweetish-sourish flavor with a bit of roastiness, coffee notes and a bit of fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Partizan. It pours hazy deep brown with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, spice, sour cherry, wood, mouldiness, date, fig and raisin. The taste is earth, mild sourness, mouldy wood, dirt, dark fruit, light roast, toast and lemon with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. After not initially being blow away, the flavour grew on me after a while. Not bad.
BoringBard (118) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour aroma. Pours dark brown with a huge foamy head that slowly shrinks. Taste is sour and interesting. Thin mouthfeel
Uhlen (186) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown liquid with a tan fizzling head. Pretty anonymous aroma of brett. Taste is a good mix sweet and sour.
kapusil (280) - HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.25l bottle Very dark brown/black body, light brown head. Aroma of grape must, caramel and champagne yeast. Really lemony sour taste with hints of grapefruit, chocolate and caramel. Interesting beer, that’s for sure.
RuneStumo (1724) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24.05.2013. On tap at Henriks øl og vin, Bergen. Brown colour with off-white head. Sour aroma. A little thin body with moderate malty body. Sour flavours of yeast. Short dry aftertaste with dry ripe banana shell ending....!
BoBoChamp (4256) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2013, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex sour brew, malty/vinous and slightly sour/woody, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew, yet expensive!
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy sour aroma. Fruity malty sour tart woody flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart bretty finish.
tfredvik (648) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown body with a quite large, very lightly tanned, frothy head that reduces to a thin layer, ok lacing. The aroma is sour and crisp, with funky notes, leather, fruit and sour smoke in the back. It’s a gently and mild sourness. The taste is light sour and moderate acidic, too acidic in my opinion, it reduces the drinkability considerably. There are only faint notes of fruit in the flavours, I prefer sours with more obvious sweet fruity elements. The dominant parts are leather, light barnyard and oak. Quite dry on the palate, light-ish body and moderate carbonation. Not one of my favourites from Nøgne Ø.
[25 cl bottle, batch 760, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]