ChrisOfstad (75) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2017
0,5 litre Bottle from Gulating Hamar, at home. Cloudy, pale. A bit Sweet, pretty Good! cecedrake (73) - - APR 30, 2017
Cloudy pale yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma and taste of malt, yeast, herbs and dark berries. bergstaden (2925) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 20, 2017
Pale goldne with a white head - Spicy aroma - Malt body with some spicy and yeast notes - The spicy flavours goes into the finish - This was ok Hop_Hedonist (588) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle - a farmhouse ale to my palate - not used to yeast-driven beer - the more I sip, the more I’m getting into it - flat, little spritzy on the tongue though, no head, sweet and sour, mild esters, medium bodied - interesting but not my drink. gunnfryd (14824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2017
KØLF 240916.Golden-orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is spruce, malt, bog myrtle, herbs. flavor is spruce, malt, bog myrtle, yeast, herbs, spices. An unusual beer, but also an interesting beer.
Cunningham (7860) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Unclear pale golden color with a fine white head. Fine intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a fine carbonation level. Nice lasting flavor with a mellow and fine bog myrtle and spruce profile. Very refreshing and tasty.visionthing (5292) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
[Bottle from Ølgaarden in Fredrikstad, Norway]
50cl bottle from Gulating, Sandefjord. Pours hazy yellow (like unfiltered apple juice) with not much head to speak of. Mild fruity and wheaty aroma with some herbal and spice notes. Moderate sweet and surprisingly mild in flavour, somewhat unusual, but fairly pleasant. RuneStumo (2652) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2016
19.11.2016. 0,5l Bottle. Gulating Ølutsalg. Pale yellowish colour with no head. Unclear. Aromas are fruity with herbs and spises. Pretty soft beer. Pors and spruce. Medium to thin body. Good flavours of pors and spruce. Bitter and dry. jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle - pours yellow gold white head - nose/taste of floral, mint, herbal motes and light milky notes - med body NORSAND (103) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 19.10.2016:
Total: 3.5 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
Looks like, almost smells like and doesn’t taste too far from a fruity weissbier. Light but somehow elegant. Not quite what I expected given the idea and the ingredients but still rather interesting. Will probably take a few tastings to get fully to grips with this one.
Total: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
Almost one year old (brewed 31/5/2016, BB date 31/5/2017)
Nose: Fresh citrus, predominantly lemon. Fresh orange peel. Sea buckthorn berries. A mild yeasty note and a mild and sweet camphor note (presumably from the .....). After more airing (15+ minutes) the nose becomes vinous, really aromatic and fruity sweet. Even something smokey in the background. The absence of hops aroma is noticeable but not at all negative. Great nose!
Taste: Lemon-citrusy fresh, noticeable wheat notes. Medium to light body. If I hadn’t already nosed it and read the back label I would have sworn there was coriander here. But where are the spruce shoots?
This beer has matured and become more interesting since last October. I was not alone then feeling a bit disappointed by this early commercial attempt at a 100% Norwegian beer, ancient Kveik yeast included. But I had a premonition that more might happen. I felt that neither the celebrated Kveik nor the bog myrtle had fully expressed themselves. I think they do more so now. This batch will definitely not expire in two weeks (contrary to the indication on the bottle). I rather think that this beer will continue to develop interestingly for at least another year in bottle, perhaps more.