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Voss Norheim

Brewed by Voss Bryggeri
Style: Traditional Ale
Voss, Norway


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Based on the old brewing traditions at Voss. Renewed by us and supplemented with low carbonation and modern aroma hops. 800 liters of Norheim, contains 42 kg juniper bush and quite a bit of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a lightly hazy golden body under a dense, white head. The aroma has juniper, pine cones and a little maltyness. Some herbal hop notes. There’s a fine bitterness in the flavor, some herbal notes and pine cones, with quite a lot of juniper. And some malts in the back. Medium to full body with a fine carbonation level. Lasting finish with pale malts, juniper and a bitterness. A really fine one, well worth a revisit, which I will sure have if I ever bump into this beer again. 140617

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Draught @ Voss Bryggeri, Voss
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, juniper, floral and herbal hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long juniper and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5100) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Ujevnt, Bergen. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of oranges and tropical fruits, nice. Taste is light dry, fruity C-hops, lots of citrussy and resiny hops, very nice take on an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This really hoppy Pale Ale extends citrusy fruitiness and juniper into an eternally bitter resinous finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy blond.
-This reminded me of some of Lawson’s Finest’s brews.
-Carbonation is fluffy and the mouthfeel is geared towards high drinkability.
-This is one intense brew, especially for this part of the world!
-This and their Oregonian clearly showcase this brewer’s prowess for New World styles. Which can’t be said about many breweries in Norway, in my experience.
-Traditional Ale, eh? Even if there are juniper bushes in the recipe, this comes off as a New World Pale Ale, the hops dominating the juniper character easily.

On tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Sample at Haand 2014
Copper hazed, white head. Smell of basil, citrus, zests and pizza spices. Moderate sweet, spicy, then the juniper kicks in as well. Moderat to medium bitter, some resins. Enjoyed this beer with some sausages, and it was a good meal beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
Hazy orange body with a small, white head. Pretty strong hoppy and sweet aroma of tropical fruits, including peach en masse. Moderate flavour of tropical fruits and lots of pine in the moderate bitter finish. Light initial sweetness. Light to mid-bodied, dry texture, rather soft carbonation.
[Superficial speed-rating of small sample @ Haand Ølfestival 2014, Drammen]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Haand 14. Golden/ orange unclear color, good foam. Immediate hoppy, grapefruit , berries. Medium body & complexity. Solid bitterness- ok balance . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Muddy light amber, the aroma is mostly fruity and the fruits are light (pear, lychee). Quite bitter with a little smokiness as well, like some sort of overhopped Nordic country beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
On tap @ Henrik. This is a deep dark orange amber one, cloudy in the glass and it has a lovely big and lasting dense white top. Looks as good as flawless. The nose has some chocolate and slightly smoky hints. Deep malty sweet caramel-sweetness, some wild berries with sweet biscuits and a trace of Bøgedal! Yeah, it smells a bit like Bøgedal. Really fine and noseable! The taste is not much worse than the aroma. Impressive balanced. It has a juniper wildness with heather, caramel malts, fresh grass, mild smoke and it’s just so super lightdrinkable. Could and will drink lots of this one. 26.07.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Rerated 21.06.2014, tap @ Ujevnt:
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh resiny, juniper, hops, bark, sap, forest floor, leafs, citrus peel, lawn, hints of soap. Taste is dry resiny, juniper, bark, minerals, soap, hops, leafs, lawn, moss. Longlasting bitterness, dry slightly mineraly mouthfeel. Nice, but not something I can drink a lot of...

02.08.2013, tap @ THE shithole; Henrik Øl & Vinstove:
Small mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh and fruity, grass, leafs, spices, bark, hops, pepper, green soap. Taste is slightly grassy, hops, grass, bark, cloves, coriander, leafs, cardamom, green soap, pepper. Nice longlasting bitterness. Fair enough, a little strange.

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