ClubGonzo (5090) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Time for another wallowing through the mire of Norwegian commercial lagers. This time it’s Ringnes Skjærgårdspils to put it’s head on the chopping block. Oh well, sometimes these beers surprise me. Pours a standard fizzy pale lager body with a quickly disapperaring foamy white head. Smell is sweet malts and cooked vegetables. Taste is sweet malts with a slight hop sting in the very beginning, then fading out to veggies and hints of wet cardboard again. What is that? Such a strange flavor to actually enhance in a beer. Oh well, it’s not quite as horrible as many of the other Norwegian commercial summer seasonals (like Hansa Sommerøl, for example: www.ratebeer.com/beer/hansa-sommerol/11148/92005/& No home run for this one either, though.
Eldon (3) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2010 does not count
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed: 0,5 l can.
Very light in every department. But in fairness, it does quench your thirst. And that is probably the only reason you’re drinking this.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can bought at Rema 100 in Bergen.
Yellow color with almost zero foam. Smelled almost nothing. Very watery taste with hints of bread, yeast and aluminium. Pointless beer.
bergstaden (2120) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden, small white head - hints of malt and hint of hops - short finish
Nordcore (1243) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 24, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can 50 Cl. Apperance; Yello, clear with a minimal white head. Aroma; Almost none, some hops, malt and fruits. Flavor; A very watery beer, some malt, light light bitter ending.
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 14, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A kind of traditional norwegian "sommer øl". Normal lager with watery feelings. Not much here.
RuneStumo (2524) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
08.08.2008. 0,5l Can. Pal golden colour with withe head. There is some malt aroma and the beer smells a little of malt. The texture is thin like water. The aftertaste is weak.
Beer5000 (5650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml bottle. Pale golden body with a small white head. Not much aroma, some grain. Flavor is rather weak straw and malt. Pretty thin body and low bitterness. Quite uninspired, only good for a lawn mower reward.
ogivlado (6984) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned(500ml). -Straight from the can. Malty, slight hoppy and faint fruity aroma with metallic notes. Moderate bitter finish.
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned (thanks SADESA). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, hops and some slight metal. Flavour is malts, hops and some skunkyness.