Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 500ml. Pours golden on a short white head. Aroma of malt. Taste is malty, not a distinct taste, but better than Ringnes other pilsener.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl can at home. Clear amber color, moderate and disappering white head. Aroma has some fruit andcaramel malt. Flavor is more than medium sweet, with moderate bitterness. Ok carbonation. Not bad from a brewery like Ringnes, but it is a boring beer.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can from my local Prix store. Crystal clear, light golden body with a loose, white head. Modest, but fresh-dry, smell of pale malts. Subdued taste profile with pale malts and dusty hops. Distant bitterness can be recognized towards the mid-dry ending. Soft carbonated and clean tasting. Food friendly. Over par for a Norwegian lager (shared with frau Eva, Tromsø 20.02.2011).
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden clear with a finger thick white head. Smells of grass and malts. Taste is fruity and dry, some bitterness in finish. The label suggest that this is a fantastic beer, and i can now state that this is not true. Its totally average
Nordcore (907) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 50 cl. Clear golden with a short lived with head. A minor malty aroma with some caramel sence. Light bitter malty flavor, boring.
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boksøl fra Ringnes, vakker gyllen farge og fint skum som legger seg fort. Søtlig smak med en viss fruktighet, lenger og bedre ettersmak enn mange andre norske pils. Absolutt verdt å ta med seg, hvis Polet har stengt...
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Pours a golden lager body with a small, short-lasting white foamy head. Nose is pale malts, hints of hops and corn-like cereals. Taste is pale malts, hops and hints of sweet, corn-like maltiness coming in late in the palate, lingering around with a more-than-usual-lager hop bitterness in the finish. This is supposed to be the new quality lager flagship of the Norwegian macrobrewers. Is it better than the normal shite being spawned from the Sulfur Pits of Ringnes/Carlsberg? Yes, a little bit. Perhaps. Is it really good? Nope. Definitely not.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Bottle at home. The can states "The best lager in Norway". Well, I disagree. Pours golden/amber. No hops, some hints of malt and loads of "off flavors". Stand clear.
yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. A dark golden to amber beer topped by a medium coarse, two finger off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy and fruity, considering the brewery, with a malty background where there’s also room for some notes of caramel. Even the flavor has hops, a good dash of bitterness towards the end. Well, that’s pushing it a bit, but at least it’s bitter compared to most products from Ringnes. A bit sweet maybe, with fruityness and caramel, and towards the end, a touch of metal. Full-bodied and smooth, although a tad to rude on the carbonation. A decent beer this one, still I doubt it will be around very long. 110208
banii (219) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can from supermarket. 500ml. Medium head. See through. Sugary. Another horrible beer from the "beerdesigers" at Ringnes. Low expecations to this one, but it tasted even worse than I expected. How many lagers do they need to make? I’m sure it’s gonna sell, tho... Ringnes seems to plant another virus in the beermarket, just as we thought we could see the light in the end of the tunnel...