KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold beer, armoatic, fine malty body supplemented with hops giving flowers and bitterness.Fine carbonation. A pleasant beer, not extreme, but just the well crafted stuff you’d want with food.
larsga (6523) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy pale amber body with carbonation. Earthy floral peas aroma with mealy resiny notes. Dry-sweet earthy papery taste with strawy resiny notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry resiny peas aftertaste with mealy metallic wooden earthy notes. Nice and highly drinkable. Quite a bit of flavour for 4.7%, but could use more flavour. (0.5l bottle, Meny Grønlands Torg, Oslo.)
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal. It’s an unclear, golden-orange beer with a small, dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Judging from the aroma, there’s certainly some Brett here. I am sure it is not intended, but it suits the beer. Fruity, citrusy and spiced. Some pale malts. The flavor is orangey sour and slightly orangey sweet, with a touch of pale malts and spices. Medium to thin body. Sourish, fruity finish with a pleasant bitterness, although I would like more of it. Well, I can’t imagine the Brett is intended, but it sure works out well. Probably nice when not off as well. 101113
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden yellow colour.
Aroma; Good maltprofile, yeast notes - freshly baked bread. And some licorice aswell.
Flavour; On the nose it´s alittle sour in the start, but it finishes good with a little bitternes. It got a nice maltprofile here aswell, not a whole lot of hoptones though.
Summary; A good beer, I just wish there was more to it!
jmgreenuk (5523) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the supermarket at Geiranger. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, toffee,citrus, light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a light, slightly watery malt, fruit, hop pepper spice palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle .Pours golden with a creamy white head.Aroma of malt ,floral hops and fruitiness whit a slight brettish and sour note.Flavor is sweet fruity malt with some sour and brettish notes.Medium to thin body,lively carbonation.Nice bitter with a slight Orvallish note, might not be what the brewer intended but I kinda like it.
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours almost cler golden with a big creamy white head.Aroma of nutty malts, toffee. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet malts, light hops at the end, refreshing and maltoriented beer.
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra Matkroken Stokka (Stavanger): imponernede høyt&flott skum som varer. Snev av røykmalt (?) både i aroma og smak. Mer personlighet enn mange av de engelske golden ales jeg har prøvd. Minner faktisk mer om en farmhouse eller saison. Interessant, lurer på hva slags gjær og gjæringstemperatur de har brukt for å få til dette. Tørr og forfrisikende sommerdrikk med fin tørrhet og lett bitterhet i ettersmaken. Må nok en ny tur opp til Stokka.
zymosis (16) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours nicely; light amber and a good head. The smell is nothing out of the ordinary for a standard lager; and this what you get in overall a good lager/pilsner style beer
ClubGonzo (4521) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. Hazy orange with a massive, foamy head, vaguely resembling that of a fire extinguisher in density and shape. :-P Aroma is mild grassy hops and hints of baker’s yeast. Taste is pale malts, hints of earth and some floral hops. This seems like another "home brew" from a farm in Norway, nice enough but not very true to the (otherwise refreshing) style of "golden/blonde" ale in my opinion. Pretty OK, but nothing impressive.