Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle from ōltorget. This one had a lovely looking medium sized lacing white head thatís refusing to let go. All this on top of a glowing bright yellow cloudy beer. It actually started with a massive POP when I popped the cap, but to my surprise, no gushing what so ever. Looks really good. The nose has a wheat grainy touch over it. I get some sulfuric tones in between that is not all that found of. Also something light spicy, coriander seeds and fart. Not quite sure what to think of that aroma to be honest. It has a almost thin mouthfeel and the carbonation level is above average. Itís really dry and bitter this. Lots of dry grape zest, grapefruit and toothpaste mixed. You know that flavor.. A little bretty hint is present all the time, but after a while in the glass the brett takes over. Not sour in anyway way, just really bretty! as is traces of mandarin and tangerines. Ill give it thatís itís really lightdrinkable and flavorful. A bit minerallish in the bitter dry-zesty finish. It grows on you this strange creation. 29.05.2013
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: A wild, crisp, refreshing, tart and bitter yellow beer. Wonderful session beer of high complexity.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase.
The look: Cloudy bright yellow body topped by a large white head.
In long: Nose has a very clean bright funk, lemongrass, flower petals, dry grass. Taste is lemongrass, super clean and bright frunk, Rice Crispy cakes, lemon zest, a lot of sun dried yellowed grass, a little spicy twist in the grassy hops, more... A refreshing tartness and a bone-dry finish accompanied by a solid dry grassy bitterness. Body does not feel slim despite the below 5% and the active carbonation increases the already high drinkability. Overall the beer comes through as some kind of cross between a bohemian pilsner, a dry rustic Saison and a tart funky brett ale. I thought this was a wonderful beer. A highly sessionnable beer that is a lot more than just easy to drink and refreshing, it is also quite complex and very stimulating. This beer is simply mindblowing, trust me on this, Iím not someone who exaggerates things, Iíve only exaggerated once in my entire life and this was more than 60 years ago.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, bold yellow, wit/farmhouse-like in appearance and cloudy with a bubbly,
bright white head. The aroma is a little dry, with a touch of sweetness that
seems to be coming from what can easily be confused with wheat. THis is
definitely a farmhouse beer, and fortunately a very pleasant one. Thereís a
candy-like quality to it that makes it very pleasing. Thin in the mouth, and very
interesting... the grain bill is certainly odd, but they pulled it off very well. Itís
calm, smooth, and pretty nice for what it is. You donít normally think that youíd
enjoy such an adjuncty beer as this, but use some Bret and turn it farmhouse
and you have a legit beer!
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. A fluffy white head forms over an unclear, yellow-golden body. Lacings. Peppery, brett aroma with quite a lot of fruityness. A bit simple maybe, but damn tasteful, and oh so quenching. Itís dry and well carbonated, medium bodied. Fruity flavor with the brett quite evident. Bitterness both initially and in the end. Certainly an easy drinkable and very pleasant beer that Iíd like to see available in my local supermarket. 130614
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle . Pours hazy yellow with a slightly light green tint and a white head. Aroma of funk, spices, some floral and spicy notes, grapefruit and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and funky with some sour notes, some citurs and floral notes. Medium to thin body, average carbontion.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, brett, pineapple, fruits and yeast. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a funky, yeast and fruity finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow, huge white head. Smooth fruity, light yeasty and bretty. Grassy, citrusy and bretty. Bitter and medium sweet light toasted malty. Bretty and light grassy finisj.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First of all, I hate that font. I had to look up the contract brewer to figure out what this actually is. I mean, look at it. Can you make out the word "Premium"? I lookiní at it and I see "Breminus" or "Dreininuz", but not "Premium". Geez, Iím all for cool labels and whatnot, but címon. At any rate, I liked the beer. Very pale yellow, decent head. Smells very yeasty and flowery. Very soft palate. Very quenching. Lots of floral, spicy flavors, with a subtle, peppery hop bite in the finish. I liked it.
daje (2724) - NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ōlhandleriet at Mathallen, shared march 23rd 2013. Cloudy yellow with a massive head. Gusher bottle. Aroma is funky with lemon, barnyard, leather and berries. Excellent taste follows with a spicy and funky yeast character, lots of grapefruit, almost like a juice, and a crisp malt presence carrying it all. High drinkability for me and itís so great to see something different at this strength in norwegian stores. Instant hit.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with grain and straw for the malt, grass and lime for the hops, barnyard and earth for the yeast, with green apple and pepper in the background. Head is large, fizzy, white with good crusty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy but muddy on the last pour, pastel yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and finishes very dry. The opaque, sickly bile-like color is a turnoff, but the enticing aroma and the refreshing flavor is enough to say this Corn and Rice Beer is a do it again beer.