MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.
Dirty gold with a very slight film topping. Full on grain and wheat with some slight hops in the background. Slight diacetyl. Some malt. Tarty, almost acrid finish. Rather lifeless in the mouth. NEXT!
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy orangey amber with a small head. Fruity aroma. Quite bitter flavours with good fruitiness. Decent.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orange amber pour with a white rim of suds. Aroma faintly piney hop with a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple), tea leaf, sweet buttery malt and vanilla. Gently citrussy flavour with tea, lemon and soapy pine. Firm hop finish with biscuity afters. Reasonable hoppy bitter nudging towards unfiltered Bohemian Pilsener territory.
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok beer, with caramel and a hoppy/perfume aroma. Had a nice palate with a sweet beginning and bitter in the end.
larsga (7310) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite fine-laced foam. Amber body with small particles, somewhat hazy. Faint hoppy tea aroma. Delicate dry-and-sweet fruity resiny hoppy taste. Body is medium. Some malts and tea, but shoved into the background by the powerful hops. Good balance, though. Dry metallic fruit and wood aftertaste. Quite unusual, but very nice. (0.5l bottle from Centra.)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Coarse, big-bubbled greyish head. Misty light orange-brown colored body. Discreet aroma of apples and pale malts. Caramel and herbs in the background. Taste is fairly sweet malts without the promising ’hopping mad’
signature. Some hopbitterness appears towards the end. Light bitter finish.
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Hazy orange body topped by a slowly fading, white head. Fruity aroma, a bit oily. Smooth hops in flavour with a dry malty touch. Rounded bitter finish (13.11.2007).
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber color, nice off-white head. Fruity, sweet malt, hops. Medium body. Dry finish.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Centra, Majorstuen.
Hazy golden ale, the hops giving a piney aroma and a fine bitterness. A bit yeasty, perhaps, but this is a very decent beer. Soft carbonation.
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, lemon, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (040907)