Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Beer Palace, Oslo. The first impression when the molecules from this bugger reaches the neurons of my nose is ’how ordinary...’. For a micro brewed lager this really is not special, I tried my best to pick up something which could make this stand out compared to the common lager but had a hard time. It might be a little more full on when it comes to taste, but very marginally. Nothing special unfortunately. Might have been a bad cask judging by the other ratings here.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A straightforward classic german style thirst lager pushing forward its freshness quality
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: Nose is clean, freshly cut hay, light color yeasty fruit esters, some grassy hops. Taste has plenty of fresh cereals, fresh hay, a fruity flavor reminiscent of fruit salad and ends with a mild presence of grassy hops. This is a straightforward thirst blond lager, a beer for those who love the taste of freshness without bells and whistles, a slice of a german brewpub that travelled north. I didn’t try a bottle but the tap version at the brewpub sure deserves better than its current low ratings. A nice session beer, and I have spent enough time in pub-crawling in my lifetime to know I prefer session beers, and I have spent enough time sober in my lifetime to know I prefer drunk.
ClubGonzo (4523) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of Frank Werme at Baladin Beermaker’s Dinner @ Gaasa, Oslo. Dark clear yellow body, medium white head. Nose is fresh grainy tones with grassy hints. Taste is clean fresh grainy notes with balanced grassy hop notes to boot. Crisp mouthfeel, dry finish without being overtly bitter. Very drinkable as far as this genre goes.
gunnfryd (11963) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruit, berries, hop, malt, butterscotsch. Flavour is fruit, berries, hop, peaches, malt, butterscotsch. medium body. Ordinary beer.
Holmen1 (3232) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Fra fat på Cardinaltreff: har dette stått for lenge i kjelleren? Ufriskt, flatt og kjedelig. Det må ha vært noe feil på fatet. Må prøve det igjen ved neste anledning! Fra flaske på Mandag i Annen (Cardinal), nov-13: "belgisk" skum. Kanskje litt bedre enn NIS (Norsk Industristandard), men ellers like kjedelig bortsett fra den lange bitre ettersmaken.
visionthing (3322) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Grünerløkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival. Golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Sweet and malty with a balanced bitterness. Light to medium body. Refreshing pilsner! (2012-08-24)
Arve_Christian (3705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 On tap at the restaurant .
Golden color, good foam.
Mild hoppy aromas, well balanced.
Light / medium body and complexity.
Crisp and enjoyable
Rune (8944) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, 100ml served from a sample tray at the restaurant Smaken av Sundbytunet. Unclear, golden-straw coloured body. Tiny, white head, good amount of lacing to the glass. Fine and mild aroma of oily fruits. Flavoured with herbal hops and bittersweet fruits. Oily bitter ending. Dry and soft in the mouth. A moreish pilsener (Jessheim, 08.05.2012).
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, banana and butterscotch. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma is mild grainy with hint of grassy hops. Flavor is sweet, light malty with a well pronounced grassy bitterness with hint of fruit, feels soft in the mouth. Aftertaste has some pleasant bitterness and gives a crisp feeling. Decent pilsner.