gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sharp malty, herbal in a way. Taste is malty,butterscotch presence,sharp & harsh bitter end.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, malt, fruitiness and green apples. Flavor is sweet cooked vegetables, fruitiness, malt and green apples. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, green apples, cooked vegetables and grass. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. It’s an unclear, golden-orange beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma is too much on the cooked vegetable side, with green apples, some fruityness and pale malts underneath. Lots of grass. The flavor has a touch of diacetyl, with the DMS sure present. Some fruityness and pale malts too. Medium body, soft carbonation. DMS and diacetyl in the end. Some fruityness too. A rather bad one, but with some qualities. 130420
Holmen1 (1075) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske kjøpt på Berentsen Brygghus: fin gylden farge med hvitt skum. Frisk aroma og smak, mye smak til så lav %. Meget lettdrikkelig. Et øl jeg gjerne kan kjøpe igjen nå som våren forhåpentligvis er i anmarsj.
Alexus (239) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours golden with a white head. Aromas is dominated by sweet malt and fruits. More malty then hoppy. Nice bitterness.
Sigmund (4166) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle (probably pasteurised), as Norseman Pale Ale (Orkney / Sinclair Brweries is only mentioned on the rear label), at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.4%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Strong sweetish aroma of pear drops and butterscotch. The flavour is initially more malty than hoppy, medium sweet with a dry finish, hints of butterscotch and pear drops again, quite bitter hoppy aftertaste though. Drinkable, but this is not Orkney’s / Sinclair’s best beer. Maybe more "English" in style than Orkney’s other ales.