BeerBaboon (1453) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with white head. Aroma is bourbon, acidic, earthly and apple. Flavour is sour, bourbon, wood. Something from the original is missing but the aging has brought some earthliness, wood, vanilla and bourbon into the palette. Very good but perhaps not as good as the original.
ClubGonzo (3449) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Hazy yellow body, small white head. Aroma is mild citric tones, bourbon, hay, straw and hints of vanilla. Taste is mellow straw, citrus, wood, vanilla, coconut and hints of lactic sourness. Watery body, medium carbonation. Not the best from Struise.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale golden color with a big white head. Citric,yeasty and acidic fruity aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Balanced fresh citric, acidic, yeast and some sour fruity notes in the flavor. Lovely ale!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. Funky fruity aroma with sour berries and nice yeasty notes with hints of bourbon. Balanced, pleasant and quite refreshing. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low dense white head. Hazy pale golden body. Inviting crisp acidic-fruity fruit nose. Mid-bodied. Taste is rounded fruity sourness. Citrus and gooseberries. Subtle barrel notes. Crip and dry malt base. A very pleasant one. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (2432) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Palme. Misty blonde body with a white head. Bret notes on the nose. Heavily carbonated. Funky fruits and berries in the mouth. Good stuff!
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrussy, dried fruits and weak funk. Taste is fresh, crisp, very dry sour and fruity. Fresh crisp mouthfeel. Lingering fruity finish
Arve_Christian (2675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at RBNG14-Halden 15 feb 2014. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of brett as well as fruity and floral aromas, some citrus an nice yeast influence.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. A whiteish golden beer topped by a dense, off-white head. The aroma has a nice citrusy sourness, with citrus, some maltyness and a touch of dried apricots. Farmhouse notes. The flavor has a nice sourness and fruityness, with some farmyard hints. Some pale malts in the back. Rather berry-ish. Full to medium body with a pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. An easy drinkable and tasteful one, but I won’t go far to have it again. 140215
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ RGNG-14
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, brett, oak, vanilla and sourness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long funky brett and oak finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.