Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at The Beer Palace in Oslo. Deep golden colour. Hoppy aroma. Taste of roasted malt and caramel with a nice and lasting bitter finish. Well balanced, but a bit thin in the mouth(24.05.2006).
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
beautiful darkk copper-color
smells a bit sweet and very hoppy( in almoust herbal-tea way),smells malty,there is some caramel smell too(or even a little bit honey-like)
smooth carbonation in mouth,
tasts very hoppy(not in an only bitter ,but a tasty way),bitter-sweet ,malty,caramel) bot not too sweet,even if rather bitter it is interesting)
aftertaste hoppy,malty,caramel(or dark caramel, something roasted)
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fine bottled bitter, if not outstanding. Fruity, with a fine bitter finish. Refreshing.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, and light copper in color. Throws a coarse, but creamy head that clings to the glass. Rich caramelly aroma. Some vanilla notes can also be detected in the nose. Bitter hop flavour that is almost metallic once it hits the tongue. Deliciously bitter. Mouthfeel is rather light, but there caramel and malt sweetness. Aftertaste is lightly bitter with a richer hop complexity and some crystal malts.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate malty aroma. Frothy off-white excelent head. Body has an amber color. Moderate bitter initial flavor, with short finish duration. Good beer
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Off-white cramy good looking and lasting head. Clear amber body. Roasted malt and grassy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and a good deal of hops flavor. I think a visit and a talk to the people at this brewery would be great.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 15/02/2006. 500ml bottle, as pictured, from New World, Island Bay.
Deep-orange gold, lowly carbonated with a good light-tan pillow of head that laces mildly. Very grainy on the nose, really "English", with a little toffee and some grassy undertones. More graininess in the mouth, with a moderately strong bitter middle and a long, woody, spicy, finish. Lightly carbonated, prickly hopping, medium mouthfeel. Doesn’t blow you away but is nicely sessional.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A mid brown/amber coloured beer. The aroma is fairly sweet with a little caramel. It’s a typical English bitter smell really. The taste is predominantly bitterness. Quite sharp, but still drinkable. A real epitome of an old school English beer.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter to the detriment of all other flavours. The overpowering bitterness lingers well after the last drop has been drunk. Left no lacing-just a bitter taste.
Think the conclusion is that if you like a bitter beer this is the one for you..
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium, light tan coarse-laced head. Reddish brown body. Sweetish, nutty aroma. Deep, sweet taste of roasty malts with a nut-like hop profile and sweet caramel taste lingering. Bitter aftertaste. Very nice session ale.