DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Henrik’s, Bergen, 27/10/14. Heaped, slightly burnished honey amber. Bright resinous aroma awash with sticky hop cone, corking fresh Rubicon guava and lychee, mint and strawberry pushing a 9. Beautiful crisp stewed hop flavour with grapefruit, honey, peach, dragon fruit and curry leaf-like impressions reminiscent of old school Punk. Honeycomb freshness begging a session. The best Norwegian beer I’ve tasted.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra kran på Ølhallen 18 Nov 14. Uklar. Aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. God ferskenaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Variert. Litt tørr. Avslutter veldig tørt.
tandembrauer (280) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at What’s Brewing beer festival 2014, Stavanger. Pours golden to orange with no head. Aroma of citrus, grass, hay, tropical fruits. Well balanced.
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bergen Ølfestival. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet tropical hops with peaches and mango, as well as orange and citrusy notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is hoppy with peaches, apricots and orange peel, and a nice roasted malt backbone with toffee. Medium bitter finish.
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample Bergen Ølfestival 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
A bit hazy amber with a medium head. Easy to drink with hops, grapefruit, hay and some mango. Also with notes of malt. The finish was medium bitter.
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, orange and cat piss. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a long orange and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
esp0r (2128) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Orange hazy, white head. Smell of pine, spices, basil and herbs. Moderate sweet, quite clean, some herby elements. Moderate to medium bitter, pine and resins. Nice american pale ale
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This refined IPA offers peach skins and various tropical fruit atop silky honeyed malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the shiny pale amber.
-Hop character is more aromatic and flavorful than it is bitter.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-The resinous hop bitterness creates pleasing balance.
-This may not be as intense as most West Coast-style IPAs, but it is beautifully rendered and perhaps more drinkable than most. Which is what matters, right?
Growler from the brewery.
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught 20 cl. @ Smelteverket
Golden, off-white head. Citrus and pine. Light sweet, slightly fruity, good bitter.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well made easy drinking APA. good hop character on both aroma and taste, crisp on the way down, with a fair and inviting bitterness. Good craft from Voss.