nilsas (4631) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2017Sigmund (7962) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2017
Slim 350 ml clear screwcap bottle, vintage 2016, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Pours sparkling, very pale yellow colour. Pleasant aroma of dessert apples. Moderate carbonation in the mouth. Medium sweet flavour of dessert apples, hints of sulphites and alcohol. Pretty delicious, might well buy again. minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
35cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Beitostolen. Pours clear pale yellow, no head. Aroma is lightly sweet applewine-like apple fruit. Taste is oily, slick with a light spritzy bounce. Delicate apple fruit with medium-sweet character, lasting fruit with a moderate alcohol tang. Very pleasant applewine. Palme (4831) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
0.33l bottle, quite a elegant looking one. In the glass it’s not really anything more than a crystal clear golden cider colored one with a small quickly fading white bubbly head - much as a cider should. Smells nice and apply-sweet. Not cloying but pleasant sweet. A little bit of vanilla, salty well stored cheese and it also somehow reminds me of Indian food (!?). Really nice and different aroma on a cider. It has some big bubbles and even if it’s a relatively hard cider it feels thin in the mouth. Green slightly dry and acidic apples with again, tones of salty Mancego cheese. Mild and round apply finish. Well hidden abv for sure. Liked it. 20.01.2016 yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle, 35cl. An almost colorless cider with some bubbles on top. Apples, canned pears and a spiced hint in the aroma. It’s medium bodied and decently carbonated, with some spiced notes in the flavor. Mostly apples and some soft pears though. Lasting finish with apples and some apple cores. Not much interesting going on here. 160102
gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
KRS/KØLF 020116. Golden-yellow colour with no head. Aroma is sourness, apple. Flavour is yeast, apple, alcohol, citrus. OK/Nice cider. Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle 350ml @ gunnfryd 50th birthday tasting Beer5000 (6769) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Pours almost clear as water with a white head. Aroma has notes of red and green apples and sulphur. Taste is medium sweet and light sour with a long red apple and sulphur finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 350 ml bottle. Pale golden body without any head, just a few bubbles. Quite mild apple aroma and really not much more in the nose. Flavor is slightly acidic apples, yellow apples and apple core. Medium sweet. Decent and quite clean cider with a fine balance between acidity and dryness, still miss more character, but not bad at all. Inbreak (6599) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
10.01.2016, 0,35l bottle @ home: ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2015
Tiny fizzy shortlasting head, clear light straw colored. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, apple skin, yellow apples, hay, sugar, grass, hints of caramel and pears. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, sorrel, apple skin, sour apples, alcohol, hay, minerals, grass. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow body with no visible head or bubbles. Aroma is oxidized apples, yellow apples, wood, apple cores and hints of grapes, sawdust and mild citrus. Taste is yellow apples, citrus, grapes, champagne yeast and hints of sawdust, alcohol and apple cores. Light, oily body, medium to soft carbonation. Very nice and smooth cider, which serves to prove that many Norwegian farmhouse cider producers gain from reducing the alcohol content and focus on complexity rather than the white-wine like strong dry ones which have dominated the scene for many years now.