Sigmund (7230) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4%, EBU 11. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma primarly of smoked malts, hints of citrus and salt water in the background. Light bodied. Smoked malts / smoked sausage in the flavour, but much lighter than a German Rauchbier. Wheaty notes, moderately sourish notes of citrus / lemons, with a little salt, makes the beer quite refreshing.
Holmen1 (5575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff april-14: mye aroma og spennende, ukjente smaker. Smaker og lukter faktisk også litt salt. Uklar og lys med mye skum. Iflg Sigmund har de brukt anss\eelige mengder hvetemalt og litt røykmalt. Med denne lave % kan denne i de rette omgivelser være en artig pøseøl. Må definitivt prøves igjen.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light golden with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet, spicy fruit. Light body, flavour is tart lemon,slightly musty, tingly, dry finish.
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of salty hot dog water. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (7218) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Nearly clear golden colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Minimally smoky and herbal aroma, hints of ham and salami. Taste is slightly sourish, minimally smoky and salty, a touch of green pepper and juniper, hints of salame milanese; light body, watery.
ClubGonzo (5646) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of the brewery @ VANØ’s annual gathering 2014. Pours a pale golden body with a large creamy white head. Nose is pale malts, mineral salts, smokey cereal tones, hints of wheat and grains. Taste is smokey grains, sour lactic tones, hints of mineral salts and maize. Light body, soft to medium carbonation. Very tasty and easy-going beer, and a welcome addition to the Norwegian beer scene. More sour-variants like grodziskie, Berliner weisse and gose please! :-)
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Nøgne Ø
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoked meat and salt. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and light salty. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Beer5000 (6320) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at VANØ annual meeting 2014. Clear golden body with a rather small white head. Relatively light aroma with a mild scent of smoked meat, sausage and some pale malt. Flavor is smooth malty with a hint of smoked meat, bacon and salt, slightly fruity and low bitterness. Medium body and average in aftertaste with smoked meat and salt. Pretty unusually, not bad, certainly interesting. I like the moderate smokiness and hint of salt. Not my everyday beer, but I could enjoy it every now and then.
yngwie (16879) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, sparkling pale golden body under a dense, fingerthick, off-white head. There’s a light smoke hint in the aroma, some wheat and indication of sourness to come. And there is sourness in the flavor, perhaps a bit less than expected, but it’s there and it’s nice. Lemon notes, wheat and a little saltyness. Quite fruity towards the end. Thin on the palate, quite dry, with a soft and pleasant carbonation level. A refreshing and quenching lawnmowing beer. 140322
DutchDrebus (5800) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear pale yellow with a small white head. Smells gasoline, rubber, BP. Tastes salmon, sour, slightly smoked. Pretty bizarre. Thin body, soft carbo.