gunnar (9762) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Meny, Oslo City, thanks to Ivar for bringing this one. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is yeast,citrus and light malty. Taste is surprisingly bitter, fizzy mouthfeel,marzipan and nutty malts. Decent beer, with a lot of taste compared to industrial lagers. Rune (13644) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2012
330ml bottle bought at Meny Oslo City. Golden body, slightly hazy. Tiny layer at the top. Fragile lace. Smell of dry fruits and pale malts. Wheat mingled with mild lemony hops and pineapples. Dry and modest fruit bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Refreshing (hotel room, Oslo 11.12.2012). esp0r (2931) - NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Meny Oslo City enjoyed at home Arve_Christian (5220) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
Light copper, white head. Smells of some phenols, clove, grass and malts. Light sweet, grassy, crisp and dry. Medium bitter, some resins and grass. A quite nice refreshing lager
On bottle from Meny Oslo City. visionthing (5556) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2012
Golden hazy color, good foam.
Good fruit intensity , some citrus notes of hops.
Light/ medium body & medium complexity.
Good carbonation, very well balanced.
33cl bottle from Meny, Oslo City. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Lightly malty aroma with fruits, citrus and hints of yeast and herbs. Surpringly well balanced and easy to drink. Fruity and lightly sweet with a very pleasant bitter and citrussy finish. More flavourful and hoppy than expected and a very decent lager.
Cunningham (8456) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
Cloudy orange colour with a small off white head. A bit sweet aroma with some caramel malt and fruity notes. Medium body, moderate sweetness and a soft carbonation. Fruity flavour with some caramel malt and yeast notes. Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
[Bottle from Meny at Oslo City in Oslo, Norway]
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer tfredvik (2055) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and grassy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
So, a beer brewed at Atna Øl, that probably means either a yeasty and sour catastrophe or an unusually successful lager. The first impression isn’t very impressive: a hazy medium amber body with a small, frothy, white, very short-lived head that hardly laces the glass at all. The aroma however is far beyond your average pale lager: it’s of moderate intensity with lovely notes of citrus, herbs, fruits, pale malts and faint yeast. A lovely light bitter taste jumps out of the glass immediately and increases to a moderate bitter finish. There is also some sweetness and far in the back there are hints of a disturbing sourness. The flavours are very hoppy (as in "very hoppy for a pale lager") with plenty of refreshing grapefruit. The finish is rather short and the body feels a bit too thin with a medium to soft carbonation. A very nice lager that could easily end up in my fridge as a regular inhabitant, if the distribution had been better. I assume that the very low ratings that Spell-Ola has received so far is due to the somewhat varying brewing quality at Atna. abstractbeer (242) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
[33 cl bottle, courtesy of my big brotha]
Bottle at home, found at local grocery store. Seems to be pretty fresh - best before date is april 9, 2013, which I’m guessing means that it was bottled on april 9, 2012. Foffern (1983) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2012
Pours a hazy, golden beer, with very little head. Aroma is articial pear, a hint of grapefruit. Clean, malty flavor, with some fruity components on the edges, and a hint of raisins. A hint of slightly herbal hops. I think this is a really good lager! Nice balance, leaning towards a quietly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a lot richer than your "standard grocery store lager", and the carbonation is pleasantly soft. Very easy to drink. To me, there are no flaws or faults with this beer, and it’s definitely one of the best lagers I’ve bought in a Norwegian grocery store. It’s not a terribly interesting beer, but still a happy addition to the otherwise mostly sad selection of Norwegian grocery store lagers!
Bottle. Clear straw-yellow colour with small white head, slightly hazy. Has aromas of hay, sweet corn, and some fruit. I find much of the same stuff in the flavour which is round and not so bad, along with some wheat. A dry ending with a light bitterness. Feels a bit watery in the mouth. An okay beer, and it’s nice to find a premium lager that is not filtered and pasteurized.