OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Coarse white head with fish-eyes. Body is brilliant, light orangey-brown. Aroma of light bready and caramelly malts, with a light sourish smell. Well prononced earthy and grassy hops, as well. Sourish-sweet, toasted malt flavor. Caramel and bread tones, and a suitable grassy bitterness. Mid-bodied. Sourish-sweet peppery caramel ending. A pretty good Vienna.
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows lots of caramel and melanoidins. Pretty good stuff.
Very similar flavours but a cooked vegetable character creeps in which detracts from the sweet malt.
Nice light body and moderate carbonation.
Sigmund (5421) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika. ABV is 5.3%. Deep golden to amber colour, large white head. Moderate aroma of malts and caramel, a hint of chicken manure(!). The flavour has also some malts and caramel, and is otherwise bland and boring, nearly void of hops.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear, copper-red in colour with a good off-white head. Aromas of sweet caramel and slightly toasted malts. Taste is similar with notes of bitter hops to help mute the sweetness. Finishes just slightly bitter. The taste probably doesn’t live up to the appearance and to a lesser degree the aroma, but overall it’s still a very nice beer.
RuneStumo (2276) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
02.07.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgaten. Golden yellow colour with white head. Aroma is malty, with medium to thin body. Moderate to low on bitterness. Its the malt that gives this beer its flavours. Short, and rather thin aftertaste.
Rune (8702) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo. Clear amber body, two-finger beige head, spotty lacework. Smell of grainy malts, mid-sweet. Brittle caramel in flavour, next to candy sweet. Short lived ending with malts that are more sour than bitter. Drinkable, though (Tromsø, 12.06.2011).
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy head mild carbonation clear copper pour aroma sweet sugar grassy caramel flavour grassy sweet not overdone cereal caramel nutty taste not much bitter normal vienna finish sweet a little rough grassy cereal taste sweet malt nutty aftertaste okay
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite drinkable and well made, malty and sweet but dry in the finish, soft mouthfeel and nice earthy malt low notes lingering in the finish. Aroma is sharp and worty, toasty and lifted by a touch of floral hops. Only slight dodginess is the weird black banana (chess set) flavour in the aftertaste. Nice head that settles in little icefloes, Czech style. In fact reminds me of Czech polotmaves.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Reddish amber body with strong carbonation.
Sugary earthy caramelly aroma with cinnamon notes. Dry-sweet
earthy caramelly buttery taste with cinnamon notes. Soft, mild
mouthfeel, very faintly slick. Mid-to-full body. Good dry/sweet
balance. Dryish earthy spicy caramelly aftertaste with floral
bready notes. Very nice. Highly drinkable and full of flavour.
(0.33l bottle, wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.)
berlinoise2go (639) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Clear, copper/amber colour. Small offwhite head, settling as bubbly film. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, caramel, sweet red fruit. Taste is well-balanced, modest sweetness and mild bitterness. Medium/light body, average/soft carbonation. Aftertaste is thin and a bit sour and papery.