Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Inbreak (1395) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 02.08.2013, tap @ 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.
Sigmund (4680) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. This appears to be a modern pale ale, but brewed with "einerlåg" (brewing water boiled with juniper twigs) according to the ancient Voss homebrew method. The result is both tasty and interesting. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, creamy white head. Aroma and flavour of resinous hops and juniper, hints of smoke, some fruit too. Recommended!
ClubGonzo (3451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample, courtesy of the brewery. Pours a hazy nut brown, red-hued body with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, near-catty grass tones, grains, hints of grapefruit and bread dough. Taste is grapefruit, juniper, grains, grass, hay and herbal heather tones in the back. Mellow, balanced and nice. Full body, soft carbonation. I like the "re-invented" traditional Norwegian farmhouse ales that’s coming out of the West coast breweries in Norway during the last year; keep on dusting off past traditions in a creative way! :-)
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Parkteatret. Hazy orange to amber with a white head. Fruity and mildly spicy aroma with tropical fruits, pine, malt and hints of juniper and yeast. Moderate sweet with a nice bitterness. Medium body with a slightly soft carbonation. Refreshing and nice!
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grünerløkka Brygghus.
Herbal aroma. Bittersweet, full lfavour, nice woody junipher flavour. Oaky finish, leaving a very dry mouth fee. I like this, a modernised version of a traditional farmhouse ale.
wgjedrem (5) - - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at Tre Brør bar at Voss. It is obviously based on traditional Voss brewing tradition, which I think is justified. The taste of smoked beer is great, and it appears slightly darker than pilsner, more like a Pale Ale (color that is!)