tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper body with a quite large, creamy, off-white head that is very long-lived: it takes a long time before the head settles as a thick layer that laces the glass well. Moderate aroma that is mainly malty and sweet with caramel and pale malts. According to the label this is supposed to be hopped with Saaz and Amarillo (is this another version than the test brew from 2009?), but I don’t get any US hops notes. I hardly get any hop notes at all, to be honest. Some faint sweet fruity notes with hints of citrus, perhaps. Light sweet taste with a moderate but quite sharp bitter finish. The caramel sweetness partially tames the sharpness. In addition to the caramel, the flavours include fruits and some metal. Medium body, moderate to soft carbonation. Not that interesting.
[33 cl bottle, 6% ABV, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No head retention at all, really... Not much aroma, some toasty/bready aromas if any. Smooth palate with mild herbal, spicy and slight citrus. It’s okay i guess, as a thirst quencher. Nothing i’d drink a lot of.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Vinmonoplet Rudshøgda.Consumed October 12,2012 in a cabin @ Sjusjøen.Amber to reddish color.Ok foam.A bit sweetness and hop in aroma.Taste is a bit fruity and sourish.Descent beer,but probably nothing i will buy again-
sneevel (71) - - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber rose with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Aromas of crystal malt, a little metallic. Nice healthy maltiness in the mouth, some dried fruit and caramel. Some bitterness at the end. Nice beer, but needs more malty concentration.
visionthing (5005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours deep golden to amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramle with some hops and hints of fruit. Sweet and lightly fruity with caramel flavour and a light bitterness in the finish. (2012-10-15)
Cool_Bond (2469) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good smell. The taste is also quite lovely. This kind of October beer you just want to drink more of. The aftertaste is left for a while but is perfectly okay taste-wise. I’d probably buy a few more hours in October because it was so good.
larsga (7404) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Clear amber body with light carbonation.
Earthy floral caramelly aroma with spicy floral notes. Dry
earthy papery metallic taste with spicy grainy notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry earthy roasty soy sauce
aftertaste with minty cocos and metal notes. Not really all that
nice; too harsh. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Nordstan, Göteborg.)
Arve_Christian (4963) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonoplet Vika.
Amber/ reddish color- good foam.
Immediate malty aromas, some dried fruit- also lots of wheaty aromas.
Medium/light body & complexity.
Immediate sweetness, ok bitterness- decent balance
Pretty ok beer
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good bang of hops, thanks to the generous amount of Amarillo. Interesting reinterpretation of the Oktoberfest.