Cunningham (4545) - 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 (7651) - 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 (13617) - 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 (6022) - 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.