bergstaden (3258) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
Golden with a white head - Herbal aromas - Malt in the back to support a good bitter and piney herbal flavour - the herbla pine goes into a long lasting finish - This was good daje (4548) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Hazy golden body with a white head. Aroma of citrusy hops together with juniper and pine, light malty. Bittersweet herbal taste accompanied by a fresh heavy citrus hop usage. Works well. Enjoyable mild fruity aftertaste. yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a lightly hazy golden body under a dense, white head. The aroma has juniper, pine cones and a little maltyness. Some herbal hop notes. There’s a fine bitterness in the flavor, some herbal notes and pine cones, with quite a lot of juniper. And some malts in the back. Medium to full body with a fine carbonation level. Lasting finish with pale malts, juniper and a bitterness. A really fine one, well worth a revisit, which I will sure have if I ever bump into this beer again. 140617 Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Draught @ Voss Bryggeri, Voss gunnar (9761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, juniper, floral and herbal hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long juniper and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
On tap at Ujevnt, Bergen. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of oranges and tropical fruits, nice. Taste is light dry, fruity C-hops, lots of citrussy and resiny hops, very nice take on an APA.
MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line: esp0r (2931) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
This really hoppy Pale Ale extends citrusy fruitiness and juniper into an eternally bitter resinous finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy blond.
-This reminded me of some of Lawson’s Finest’s brews.
-Carbonation is fluffy and the mouthfeel is geared towards high drinkability.
-This is one intense brew, especially for this part of the world!
-This and their Oregonian clearly showcase this brewer’s prowess for New World styles. Which can’t be said about many breweries in Norway, in my experience.
-Traditional Ale, eh? Even if there are juniper bushes in the recipe, this comes off as a New World Pale Ale, the hops dominating the juniper character easily.
On tap at the brewery.
Sample at Haand 2014 tfredvik (2055) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
Copper hazed, white head. Smell of basil, citrus, zests and pizza spices. Moderate sweet, spicy, then the juniper kicks in as well. Moderat to medium bitter, some resins. Enjoyed this beer with some sausages, and it was a good meal beer
Hazy orange body with a small, white head. Pretty strong hoppy and sweet aroma of tropical fruits, including peach en masse. Moderate flavour of tropical fruits and lots of pine in the moderate bitter finish. Light initial sweetness. Light to mid-bodied, dry texture, rather soft carbonation. Arve_Christian (5220) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
[Superficial speed-rating of small sample @ Haand Ølfestival 2014, Drammen]
On tap at Haand 14. Golden/ orange unclear color, good foam. Immediate hoppy, grapefruit , berries. Medium body & complexity. Solid bitterness- ok balance . Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Muddy light amber, the aroma is mostly fruity and the fruits are light (pear, lychee). Quite bitter with a little smokiness as well, like some sort of overhopped Nordic country beer.