yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2011
On tap at Patricks. An opaque brown beer with a small, brown head. Lightly roasted nose with a healthy dose of caramel and dried fruits. Surely sugary, pleasantly hopped and with some alcohol. Full-bodied and lightly warming, almost sticky. Sweet, caramel flavor with a touch of alcohol and dried fruits. Bitterness bringing some balance to it. Long finish bringing warmth down the throat. Finally a microbrewed Norwegian bock, hopefully it will not be a one-off. 110919 gunnfryd (14961) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
On tap at Patricks . Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, fruit, hop, apple, dried fruit. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer. Rune (12966) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2011
I had a taster of this on tap at Amundsen just after I had finished the NØ version. This one is not as dark in body colour as the one from NØ. Has got a low, beige head leaving fragile lacing at the glassware. Semi-sweet, malty nose. Dark caramel, anise and notes of dried fruits to the taste buds. Lingering spiced bitter ending. Foamy in the mouth. Pleasing stuff (Oslo, 26.09.2011). Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2011
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansandgunnar (9211) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
On tap at Cardinal. Side by side with the Nøgne Ø version. Pours a tad lighter than the Nøgne Ø version, and with a more solid and tanned head. Aroma is light roasted malty, bock-ish. In the mouth this one is lighter but with a more rich mouthfeel than NØ version. Sweet caramel and nutty malts blended with a nice burning alcohol. The aroma opens up a lot as the temperature rise in this one. Nice bitterness in the end from the hops and alcohol.Lingering and warming aftertaste.
Sigmund (7652) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV was said to be 7%. If the two versions were labelled correctly: The Ægir version has a ruby colour (significantly paler than the Nøgne Ø version), The aroma is more moderate, but the notes of smoke are distinct. Drier flavour, more carbonation, medium sweet. More distinct notes of liquorice and smoke. Salty notes. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2011
[email protected]larsga (7567) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2011
pub. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma caramel,malt,grains ,fruitiness and yellow apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with some green and yellow apples and some bitterness. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Maybe a little young, but still a nice doppelbock.
Head is just small beige ring. Clear deep dark red body. Fruity wild berry aroma is deep and rich with earthy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet cocos funk and fruit taste with wild berry and earth notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry-sweet soy sauce and wild berry aftertaste with funky chocolate notes. Very clean and harmonic, but less complex than the Nøgne Ø version. (0.4l draft at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.) KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
Rich, malty, caramel sweetness.
Very rich. A warming beer for the cold season. Lovely glowing red. True to type, but a bit too sweet for me. Beer5000 (6545) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2011
On tap @ Patricks. Tasted side by side with the Nøgne Ø version. Dark brown body with a small beige head, less darker than NØ. Aroma of sweet malt, coffee and dry fruit. Smells similar to the NØ versjon but slightly stronger with more fruit and no tobacco. Flavor is sweet malt but with less hops than NØ e.g. more hop aroma and less hop bitterness. Full body and long aftertaste. Feels a bit lighter than the NØ version still very nice. Easier to drink but less malt flavor. Somehow this one is closer to a shwartzbier and NØ is closer to a barley wine to explain the difference.