larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big offwhite head. Clear coppery body with light carbonation.
Fruity resiny herbal aroma with caramelly notes. Surprisingly
delicate and fresh. Dryish wooden toffee taste with papery
sugary notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy, prickling mouthfeel. Dryish
herbal sugary wooden aftertaste with floral notes. Lingering
bitterness. I didn’t expect much from this, but it’s actually
quite delicate and nice. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Strømmen.)
Obfuscate (466) - Minneapolis, - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At O’Donnavins downtown on tap.pretty solid English pale ale. Can’t go into detail out.
Florya (1702) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How: bottle Appearance: clear pale golden, medium white head. Aroma: orange, grass, ginger, hops Palate: lively carbonation, light body.
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
14.9 oz can, part of a Guinness "soccer" variety pack. Not sure what the Red Stripe is doing in that collection. Anyway, this "pale ale" sure isn’t what Americans now consider a pale ale. Not that American rule the world. Anyway, this beer pours a very light golden color with very little head and lacing. The nose is a little sour, with some light malt and bread notes. The body is kinda smooth, but the flavors are, for the most part, bland. I get more bready and malty flavors than hops. It’s a drinkable and slightly enjoyable beer, but not one that I would hunt down with great anticipation of drinking again.
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak grassy, weak caramel. Taste is moderate sweet,caramel and nutty malts, dry light bitter grassy finish, perfumed and spicy hops. Thin watery body.
Palme (4083) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l bottle. This is one of those crystal clear golden looking ones with a nice, really nice big lacing almost a little fluffy white head on top. Looks nice, smells like butter. A little bit of wet dog also here, but this is a butter bomb in the aroma. Pale sweet malts and butter caramel. A mild hints of something that could be hops. It’s by all means not a horrible aroma, but way to much of the butter. It tastes surprisingly OK. Easy to drink. A mild grassy bitterness combined with thin caramel and again, butter and wet dog. Drinkable, but not something I will be having again. 25.10.2014
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DAA; Bottle 50cl. Pours large, frothy, clear golden with moderate lasting and lacing white head. Nose is shy, pale malt, caramel and hay with a citrus touch. Taste is light sweet and bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Sigmund (6645) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, from SPAR Hana. ABV is 4.5%. Brewed with Amarillo hops. Clear golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, some earthy notes too. Light bodied. Medium dry flavour, bland start, a little fruit, tolerable hops in the finish. Very little complexity. Not really bad, but there are better ales out there. Won’t spend money on more of this one.
Nordcore (1294) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, malt and straw. Light bittersweet with a short malt end.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden with small head. Sweet aroma. The flavour straight out of the fridge is pleasantly hopyy and bitter, but as the beer warms just a little, a wet cardboard taste permeates the brew. Uh. Average, I guess.