Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Tastes like a tiny bit more "complex" lager. Could be much more hoppy in my opinion. Not a proper Pale Ale, more resemblance to a lager. BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 20, 2012
500ml can. Medium orange amber color with frothy mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is light malty, caramel, fruity. Light bitter and slighty metallic flavor. For a decent priced can sold in the local supermarket, this is better than expected. str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2012
Pours an amber color body with an off white head. Sweet malts. Hint of caramel and orange peel. Slightly metallic finish. Not quite as hoppy as I would like. Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
caramel, nuts, orange, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish, Hansen (8618) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
Amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Light malty aroma, light bread, grain, light bread. Sweet flavor, light acidic, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and lively carbonation.
Mezcalmannen (514) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
The taste is medium sweetness with very little bitterness. There is mostly malt in the aroma, however quite faint and some fruits. The beer is totally clear, colour is medium amber. The head is white and very small, and disappears almost completely. (Can) khhoeie (51) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Given the fact that this is a regular grocery shop beer in Norway, it is actually acceptable and respectable.
When I need some beer and I don’t feel like going to the Norwegian Wine Monopoly to buy some of the good and expensive stuff, I find it being quite a liveable option buying this at the store just a five-minute walk from my flat :-)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mile (4067) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Can. Amber small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness with light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and light fruitiness and light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel, light hoppyness and faint fruitiness. Sweetish ale with caramel and light fruitiness.
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2011
Can. Overall, this pale ale has some decent qualities, but largely in the appearance. But, it most certainly exceeded my expectations. It starts out with an amber-colored body and a rather large slightly off-white head. The head itself is rather well retained, with lacing that clings tightly to the side of the glass. All-in-all, the body looks to be pretty robust. The nose is fairly aromatic: largely sweet, with hints of grass and metal. The mouth feel is rather watery. The taste is decent: a bit malty (too much for a pale ale perhaps), caramel and slightly metallic. All-in-all, it’s a decent beer with pretty good taste, but certainly not full of flavors that one might a expect from a pale ale. tfredvik (2074) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2011
A clear light brown body with a small, fairly long-lived, off-white, creamy, dense head that leaves plenty of lacing. Malty and light hoppy aroma, with caramel, berries and fruits. Is it citrus and raspberries that are buried deep in there somewhere? The taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter, and also some metallic sourness. Rather boring flavour profile: some caramel and very faint fruits. To my surprise the carbonation is very soft. The ale has a light body and close to watery texture. The overall feel is ok, but a bit artificial, synthetic and metallic.
[50 cl can, from Meny Grønland, Oslo]