JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from stevefinny on BA - thanks! Dark orange pour, thick and sedimental, with a nose of dried spice, mint, vegetal funk. Body is medium, but still decently carbonated (beer’s about 3 years old). Faint malts, lemon, mint, and spice swimming around in the taste, nothing really standing out too much. Decent Fantome-ish beer.
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. This beer was kinda hard to find online, listed as it is on the label as "Bøgedal Lys # 1". Only when I read the fine print did I see "Brygg no. 224", which lead me to this alias here on RB. The confusing thing here is that the ABV on my bottle is 8 % ABV (which is right for the alias), while this "aliased beer" is only listed to 6,8 %. Dunno what’s going on here, but I suggest Bøgedal start actually giving real names to their beers instead of confusing, aliasing, nonsensical numbers. It’s not that hard guys, come on. And it’s more fun. Oh well, on with the rating. Pours a deep golden amber body with a fine-masked creamy off-white head. Lookin’ good. Aroma is very floral, with tones of heather honey, flowers and some very nice fruity tones as well. Hints of herbal grassiness, the whole thing is subtly composed and the scent flows out of the glass to a considerable radius. Hard to pin down, apart from the floral-ness of it all. Nice, though. Taste is also very floral, reminding me of some sort of herbal tripel of sorts. Very smooth, sweet light maltiness coupled with an extremely well-balanced hop bitterness with tiny hints of grass and pine. Neither malts nor hops are the main characters here; the beer itself is highly balanced and the integrated wholes is taking up the stage all by itself. Full-bodied and really, really nice. Definitely the best one from Bøgedal for me so far, and actually worth my money despite the somewhat deterring price tag. What a nice surprise! :-)
chrisv10 (16026) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange/golden with tiny white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, sweet and caramel.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750mL No156 courtesy of argo0. Pours a flat, hazy orange with no head. Aroma of lavender soap, plastic phenols, mint. Taste is odd, sweet, plastics, sickly sweetness, tart lemon. Bad batch.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick hazy pale orange with tons of crap floating around. Toasted grain with some honey. Really bitter and peppery. Strange herbal notes. Lots of grassy hops on the finish.
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, chunky orange/brown with one ring of white head. Nose is pine, herbs, mint. Flavor is better, light butterscotch, herbs, sweet candy, oranges, nail polish remover. Full bodied, astringent finish. Ryan commented, "Is this even fermented?"
Travlr (22458) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky golden color. Smells like acetone, with a bot of orange peel and spice. Taste is coriander and lemon peel.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly sweet with some light citrus hops in the aroma. Taste is very sweet, little bitterness, some citrus, and a touch of nail polish remover.
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle, No.156. Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach/perfume, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, peach, some orange, light cotton candy, acetone. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[As Bøgedal No. 185, brewed 17.9.2009, ABV 6.5%]. Bottle (70cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Inch-thick offwhite head, sluggishly building up, then cracking up with nice lacings, before disappearing completely. Hazy orange/amber colour. Aroma of malt, yeast, orange/mandarin, grapefruit, grass, caramel. Taste is fruity and sweet with a robust hop bitterness. Medium body, mouthfeel feels initially quite watery and flat, but is followed by some prickling carbonation. Long, fruity-bitter aftertaste. Some residual yeast.