blutt59 (6516) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, orange amber pour with tan foam, papery caramel aromas with butter, bready peach flavors , bitter finish
thirdeye11 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye best by 02.06.2013) cloudy honey colored beer, ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of rich honey, light hops, cocoa, taste of cocoa powder, touch of marshmallow, and toasty well carbonated finish.
Borup (12402) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DØE. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, hops and malt.
esp0r (2774) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark deep red hazy, massive tanned head, it just looks fantastic in my tulip. Smells of citrus, zests, some ripe fruits and some caramel malts. Taste is medium ++ sweet, quite on the malty side, nice dark fruity flavours and light citrus zests. Finish is almost heavy bitter, an explotion citrus hops and resins, some zests too. Medium to full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. A quite massive beer, a bit of style i think, and APA is often lighter. Still a super beer, malty with a solid hop bill to back it up.
And the brewery says the beer is "Gyldengul" (Light golden)...... hehehe
visionthing (4876) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours amber with an off-white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with malt, citrus and hints of pine, peach and caramel. Medium body. Malty and fruity with a nice bitterness. Nicely balanced with a dry and bitter finish.
Sigmund (6894) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. ABV is 6.4%. Brown colour, large off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, distinct notes of spruce, also notes of grapefruit. The medium dry flavour has also notes of spruce / pine / resin, some fruit too, balanced by sufficient brown malts. Fairly bitter finish. Yes, this is actually a beer I can associate with a Nordic spring in the fir and pine tree forests.
Arve_Christian (4884) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonpolet Vika
Dark golden hazy color, ok foam
Medium body & complexity
Palme (4258) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ Beer Enthusiast release party. This one pours a deep hazy roasted-butter colored beer with a bubbly light caramel-colored head. It has a really present odor! Really grassy, lots of diacetyl-ish butterscotch and it’s fruity with ripe strawberries. It’s quite sweet and perhaps a bit off on the aroma. It tastes medium-hoppy with pine cones, cortex and some ripe summer berries. Leaving my mouth light dry with a fruity hoppy aftertaste. Not bad, but still not quite there. 23.04.2012
gunnar (8214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours unclear amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and flowery. Taste is very crisp and fresh hoppy, some herbal and resiny notes as well. Ends dry
Foffern (1704) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Beer Enthusiast release tasting, Bergen. Has a dark amber colour, slightly cloudy, and has a light beige head. Smells of sweet fruit, peaches, sweet candy, a little hops and spices, and with a good malt character. In addition, I sence diacetyl/butter tones, but this does not detract the beer, and is not present in the flavor. The fruity flavour is marked by dried fruit, leather, and spices. Have a nice medium bitterness, and the mouth feel is slick and sliky. A decent APA.