abemorsten (3613) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 18.August 2012
Sample from a 5 litre keg that was opened for the occation. Big thanks to my fellow homebrewer Lars Helge.
Same appearance as before. More ripe and living aroma containing honey and yeasty notes. No sweetness left and distinctly acidic to the edge of sourness. Heavy bitterness that lasts and lasts. smooth to swallow.
original rating MAY 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Misty golden body. Tanned, creamy, fingerthick head leaving a fair lacing. Grass, malts, light syrup and caramel pudding aroma. Sweet and light bitter flavors with notes of dried light fruits. Medium body. Flatish. Finishes light astringent.
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle from Dobbies garden cemtre in Ashford. Clear gold with a thin white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Bit perfumed in mouth. Its not great too be honest too perfumed. Some hop on end. Did not want to finish it. But I did and it got better. Not much better but less unpleasant Lunkie (1932) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
Slight malt hop sweet aroma. Murky amber colour with good head and lacing. Smokey malt hop aroma. Fizzy palate. Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2010
500 ml bottle from Skye, Golden colour, small and lacing head. Smell: a bit industrial. Taste: malty, very bitter aftertaste, metal, industrial, roasted malt. Not balanced beer! Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Unappealing pale muddy brown with a medium white head. Good retention. Aroma is slightly sweet malt with almost no hops. Flavor is english malt with moderate bitterness. Little hops flavor. Not interesting.
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle 500 ml from the shop of the brewery in Uig (Isle of Skye-Scotland).
Foggy amber with a thin lace foam. Rather soft for a bitter, herbal touches. The body is malted and hopped medium, fruity and zests of citrus fruits. Pleasant beer from a sumptuous setting. Rather creamy end on a last bitter kiss. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2009
Flaske 0,5 l. Gave fra Rune. Takker. Lys gylden på farge. Litt uklart. OK kremaktig skum. Sterk fruktig aroma. Syrlig fruktig smak: Rosiner og svisker. Litt uvariert smaksbilde. Litt vassen. Forsiktig bitterhet langt uti ettersmaken. larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2009
Medium white head. Deep yellow body. Fruity strawberry aroma with strawy notes. Dry dusty fruity taste with chalky notes. Hollow body. Dusty mouthfeel. Light palate. Very little taste, really. Dry fruity papery aftertaste. Not a success. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.) Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
A very hazy amber ale with a thin lacing white head. A rather grainy malt with light damp basement, mineral. In mouth, a rather light fruity ale with very grainy character, and light raspberry notes, and some light butterscotch. Not bad. LCBO private import, BB Oct. 2009. JorisPPattyn (9982) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
Small white head over copper-coloured, clear beer, well-carbonated. Faint garden herbs, then quite some caramel, and something vaguely smelling of frying oil. Faint sweet-dull malty main taste, followed by quite expressly hop-bitter flavour, starting retrolingual and long-lasting into the aftertaste. Not very noble hops, IMO. Very light body, well-carbonated. Nothing in the whole package that gives me a link to what I usually get from oats in stout or porter. And nothing distinctive, neither.