Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
From bottle. Color dark red/brown, slightly cloudy. An overwhelming, very unpleasant smell of fermented cheese ("gammalost"). The beer is very, very bitter, with some sweetness trying to balance it, but all in all the whole thing is totally ruined by the gruesome taste. Taste is subjective of course, and some may like this. But definitely not my cup of tea, and not like anything I’ve had the misfortune to find in a beer before.
Reading the other ratings, I have to wonder if my bottle was from a bad batch. But I can only rate the beer that is in my glass. Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Light malty nose. Unusual light flavour with a tiny sour finish. tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2011
What? No aroma? How is that even possible? Ok, one more sniff… Well, I get some extremely faint malty notes, so this is probably a beer. I pour the odourless liquid into my glass, and find a medium brown body topped with a small, very short-lived head that ends up as a thin film. On the bottom of the glass there are big lumps of yeast. Ouch. The taste is almost as vague as the aroma: light sweet and light bitter. The flavours are, believe it or not, rather faint. I get mostly yeast and some citric notes. Not bad, but certainly a bit strange. All the yeast also gives a slightly metallic feel. Sorry Atna, I’m certainly not letting this accompany my christmas food.Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2011
[33 cl bottle, from Meny Carl Berner, Oslo]
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Caramel in the aroma and taste. Light on the palate, abrupt finish. Dark amber colour, almost red. White to tan head that disappears quickly. I drank this about 10 months after bottling, that might explain my lack of enthusiasm for the brew. Even though it was well within the expiration date, by a couple of months. (33 cl bottle) RuneStumo (2652) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2011
31.05.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Safari Lagunen, Bergen. Brown colour with off-white head. Hazy unclear beer. Aroma is malty with malt sweetness. There is also some grassy hops and some dry bitterness at the end. Fairly good beer this one.
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Hazy orange with a creamy, light brown film. Roasted malts and pine on the nose. Bland first impression. Light to medium body. Acidic and metallic mouth. gunnfryd (14825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hay. Flavour is caramel, hop, malt, fruit, hay. Medium body. A little bit boring. Beer5000 (6445) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
330 ml bottle. Nice amber body with a medium, stable tan head. A bit weak aroma of caramel malt. Flavor is light caramel malt, moderate bitter with a faint hint of roast. A thin body with a short aftertaste. A bit plain in flavor, not much taste, but no faults and a decent thirst-quencher. Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours amber with moderate foam. A watered down malted flavor with a bitter finish. Is there Amarillo in here? Really? Where? In Atnas defense, it seems really hard to make a decent Christmas beer under 4.7ABV. Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2010
0.33l bottle. Pours a hazy brownish body with a thin side-hanging foam. Fresh nose with lots of malts, some berries. Lively carbonation, roasted chocolate malts, long aftertaste. Chocolate, smokey, quite different, somewhat watery and to light bodied. Could work with food, not that super alone.. Some hidden hops comes forward in the ending.