Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
0.5l bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Shared with The Tasting Crew. Pours a clear golden body - small bubbly just off-white head. The aroma has lots of caramel blended with tons butter. Is it perhaps a bit off this one, or is it supposed to be like this? Lively carbonation level and a thin watery mouthfeel. The flavors are definitely off. Chalky and lots of cardboard before a wet dog’s lurking in my mouth. No no no and definitely not a diamond - more like coal or cabbage.
Cuso (6093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from supermarket in Bratislava. Golden color with huge white head. malty aroma. Taste, starts sweet, continues with pleasant light bitter, with fruity notes. Light bitter finish. Surprisingly drinkable for 3,8% of alcohol.
ClubGonzo (4753) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew (BBGTC). Clear golden body, small white head. Aroma is butter dough, caramel and butterscotch. Spoiled! After some hesitation, I take a deep breath and put my lips in it. As expected: cardboard, cabbage, sugar and butter in one sweet, infected soup of off-flavors. After bitching and moaning for a while, I realize the bottle is 2 months past its best-before date, and so I promise to re-rate on occasion.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. 4%. From Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head.
Sweet caramel, mild diacetyl, buttery sweetness and red berries (?) in aroma. Grassy hoppy bitter flavour with malty body and mild diacetyl. Diacetyl gets a bit annoying. Bitterness stays. Some red berry notes.
Rune (9401) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle picked up at Centra Colosseum. One-finger thick, white head over a clear golden body. Bready malts to the nose. Pale malty taste with creeping notes of wet paper and vegetables. Oily palate. Thin. Did not empty the bottle (hotel room, Oslo 27.09.2011).
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma has notes of malt, butterscotch and cardboard. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a finger-thick white head. Grainy, slightly cellarish aroma with some fruityness. Medium to thin on the palate, dry, with a pleasant bitterness, especially in the finish. Pale malts and a touch of wet cardboard blends in. Well, definitely not a favorite of mine, I wonder if it’s better completely fresh. 110917
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Pours golden with a white head.Aroma of butterscotch , caramel, herbal hops and malt.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel and cardboard.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
mithe (1126) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops, light grainy, light dusty aroma. Clear light golden color. Medium white head. Medium bitter, dusty taste. Light body. Very dry finish.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Voldby market, DK.
Golden with White head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with some hops.