Cunningham (7716) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 On tap at brewery pub. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Grape and fruit nose. Flavour are about the same, grape, fruity and an nice caramel background. Probably tha best I have got at Schouskjelleren ( 11 June 2011).
bergstaden (2876) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a white head - aroma has a lot of hops in it in a very nice way - Taste is again a lot of hops and bitterness, but it olso has a good malt body to support the hops, and the hops goes into a long aftertaste - this was very good and refreshing
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @Schouskjelleren. A finger of dense blond foam, over an unclear orangey-golden body. Nice and bold hop aroma. Peach and apricot and some grapefruit notes. Also a whiff of resin, pine and mint. And some toasted, light caramelly malts to back it up. Taste is hop driven. Like in the aroma, both resiny and fruity hops for flavoring. A solid, light sweet malt body is there for balancing the hop feast. Tight and solid bittering hops all the way throughout. Slick and oily in the mouth. Healthy body. Fruity bitterness linger in the finish. Nice hop profile and well balanced. Very good, indeed.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Light hazy golden amber with a small offwhite creamy head. Fruity aroma, pretty juicy. Canned tropical fruits. That’s basically it at first. Some caramel sweetness and a vague chlorine note enters as it warms, but that might be due to the omnipresent chlorine smell this place had that day (and usually has). Flavourwise, it is a bit weak in the malt department. Solid grassy and citric bitterness, on the bitter side of balance. Clean and fairly dry finish. Light bodied with round and calm, yet ample carbonation. A decent APA.
Rune (12357) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, taster served by the brewer at the pub. Cloudy, orange body. Layer thin head. Fresh aroma of citrus fruits with oranges to the fore. Nice blended taste of orange, grapefruits and pineapples. More sweet than bitter ending. One of the best I have had so far at the brewpub (Oslo, 24.05.2011).
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fantastic hoppy nose, flowers and herbs. Hazy orange. Dry palate, fairly light with complex grassy palate. Fine summer beer.