MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This distinctly herbal Amber Ale works in tandem with rye spiciness, leading to earthy bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam laces around the cloudy amber.
-Effervescence is higher than expected.
-Mouthfeel is also drier than usual for the style (which is a good thing, in this case).
-Mild fruitiness is tasted underneath the herbal dominance.
-This is an Amber Ale that is not dialed in, which is nice for a change!
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle from #177. Looks quite good in the glass with a deep blurry really dark amber red body under a medium sized light bubbly but lasting beige head. On the nose I get a nice sweet caramel and fruit sweetness. Red apples with a faint darkness in the back. It’s father fruitiness that dominates this and I’m liking it. It has a thin oily feeling in the mouth while it’s soft on the bubbles. Really soft. Nothing to say on the flavors here. Fruity caramel with a good hoppy kick. Red berries and traces of something slightly roasted before its giving me licorice. Dried licorice. Lots of flavor and IMO a really successful amber. It’s really lightdrinkable this. I’m so impressed that I can honestly say that this is something I want to have again. Not often that happens in these kinds of beers. 29.03.2014
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is nuts, nougat, peachy red fruit tones and hints of grains and herbs. Taste is bitter herbs, nutty grain tones and hints of chocolate, grapefruit and mild red berries. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. A quite straightforward yet balanced and tasty amber ale from Klostergården.
Inbreak (5626) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted grain, hay, weeds, burnt caramel, grass, hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly dry and burnt, hay, roasted grain, burnt caramel, ashtray, burnt coffee, burnt caramel malts, grass, paper. Longlasting bitterness, dry and burnt slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.
fellebag (1464) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Large white head. Dark quite hazy color. Aroma is hops and roses. Taste is hops, pine.
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l spandert av Rune og delt under samling hos ham 6 Feb 14. Mørk amber. Litt uklar. Mye skum. Tett lacing. God aroma av aprikos. Smaken er preget av mandler med innslag av malt & litt frukt. God fruktig ettersmak.
Rune (12279) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, brygg #148, 4.7 % abv, beer gift from Ellen. Huge off-white head reduced to a remaining layer. Solid lacework. Near-clear, amber coloured body. Caramel malts and citrus on the nose, mid-dry. Red orange flavours mingled with caramel malts. Roasted bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Fresh and soft in the mouth. Nice (Shared with Finn, Tromsø 06.02.2014).
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with beige head. Aroma og caramelmalt, floar hops. Taste of roasted caramel, some mild fruity hops. Good balance and easy to drink
Holmen2 (3520) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 24.11.14. Copper. Dense.off-white head. Aroma and taste of grape fruit, American hops, dark toffee and amber malt. Not quite in harmony with itself.
Holmen1 (5699) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff juni-13: tårnhøjt skum, denne er tydeligvisoverkarbonert. Syrlighet fra rugmalt og sjokoladepreg fra sjokolademalten. Skarp i kantene. Følte røykmaltpreg i starten, men det forsvant og ble erstattet av noe gressaktig. Ingen suksess ved min ende av bordet. Nytt forsøk på Cardinal M2 nov-14: flott utseende - ravgylden med fint skum. Men kjedelig og emmen i smaken.