Beer5000 (5052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Sundbytunet may 2014. Slightly unclear amber body with a small off-white head. Very nice aroma of malt, some caramel, dry fruit, oak and hint of vanilla. Flavor is sweet, soft malt, caramel, vanilla, moderate bitterness and hint of perfumed alcohol. Fine balanced body, nice aftertaste. Quite sweet, but very smooth and nice.
Cunningham (5636) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
150km ride and worth it. I think the Trappist Monks shall be very happy that you do not brew things like this at large scale Frank. The loveliest Swede in Norway. This brew has a clear amber color with a lovely fine big tan head. Good lacing. Dried fruits and vinous aroma. Full body and a balanced fine sweetness. A pleasant bitterness and oily texture. Soft carbonation. Very fruity and vinous flavor, and still some hops left in this one after two and a half year. Also some oak, and dangerously well integrated alcohol. I do now understand the meaning of ATWOGH. Well they are not wasted Frank. The original brew really made beersex/beergasm understandable. Without the cracy amount of hops you had initially, this would probably not have a fine hop profile in the back today. Really looking forward to batch #111!
[On tap @ source]
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Sundbytunet, Jessheim
Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, oxidization, dark dried fruits and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. A lightly hazy one, reddish in colour and with a dense light beige head of moderate size. Pleasant oak in the aroma, with caramel, dried fruits and a hint of booze. Resins and some citrus too, but sort of subdued. Guess age is a factor here. Full body and a soft carbonation, some warmth. Quite bitter in the mouth, with caramel malts, dried fruits and some oak. Lasting finish. A pity this is more or less gone. Lovely. 140402
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A rich malty copper ale with complex sweet flavors. Good sipper
How: Tap at brewpub, given to me by the brewer from a special keg he was saving for their 1rst anniversary. Thanks a lot Frank
The look: Partly cloudy copper body topped by a small beige head
In long: Comparative rating: had this one immediately after the regular Elvexir, You take the regular Elvexir, make it a little rounder, increase fruity flavors complexity, take away most of the hoppiness, increase sweetness sensation, lower the drinkability. A very good beer but I thought that with the barrel treatment the beer lost a little more than it gained, I slightly preferred the excellent base beer. I am the first person to rate this beer, wow, the first person to rate a beer in a foreign country, wow, now I know how Neil Armstrong must have felt like.