Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pours a hazel colour with a decent yellowish head. Typical Belgian dubbel aroma, fruity with blueberries, caramel, chocolate and yeast. Flavours of blueberries again, yeast, apple, barley and caramel. Light carbonation with a little CO2 prickle. Foamy mouth-feel. OK but a little thin.
hallinghansen (2990) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Cloudy brown body with a small head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malt and yeast. Flavor is light caramel and light chocolate. Waterish. Well carbonated.
NikkTwist (2942) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy brown pour. Slim tan foamy head. Sour brown fruit. Cigarettes. Prunes. Hemp. Burlap. Bark. Brown sugar - but more sour, dry and smoky than sweet. Less complicated than other Haand beers but nice and solid.
esp0r (2801) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a redish hue, thin tanned head with plenty of carbonation. Smells of caramel, yeast and roasted malts. Taste has some smoke, caramel and of course roasted malts. Some sweetness but not too dominating. Finish has alot of hoppy notes in the bitterness
bergstaden (2675) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with an off white head - malty aroma with some caramel in the back - good malt body with some hop bitterness in the back - the malt continues into a short finish - good
RuneStumo (2629) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24.04.2009, 0,5l Bottle. The colour is dark brown (Brun). Aroma sweet roasted malt. Aftertaste is sweet and hoppy. Nice
Fred82 (2180) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from IPB at home.
Appearance : Deep brown with a small creamy head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Butterscotch with roasted malt and caramel. quite malty with light hops. Hops are more earthy and a bit floral. Light belgian yeast too. A little bit nutty. Some fruits.
Taste : Overcooked caramel with light butterscotch. Light bitterness that comes from the light hops as well as the caramelized malts.Notes of toffee. Earthy and a bit mineral. Finish has light notes of belgian yeast with light nutty notes.
Overall : Soft carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding. a bit too much butterscotch. Quite drinkable. Nose gets a bit better with time. Yeast shines thru a bit more. Nice complexity on nose.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Mahogany. Clear. Medium-sized white head. Raisiny sugary aroma. Light on the Belgian yeast character. Peppery and spicy flavours. Light and easy drinkable.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was typical brown ale. Smoked leaves, caramel, and pumpkin seed. Poured brun with white lacing. Tasted like a brown ale. Brown sugar, roasted caramel and a slight pine hop. Very light in the mouth and taste. Forgettable.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 50 cl bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Dark brown color, nice beige head. Aroma is typical Belgian; spices and yeast, but also malt. Flavor is moderate sweet malty, fruit, yeast and spices, with hints of hoppy bitterness. Not a kicking beer from NØ, but very drinkable. Maybe too fresh; I will rate it again when it´s released at Vinmonopolet in a couple of months.