Okay, so yesterday me and a few friends arranged a beer tasting over at my friend’s house. A lot of good and interesting beers were tried, and here’s a few of them. Quick and dirty.
Huvila Arctic Circle Ale 7.3% / Malmgård Brewery, Finland
Hazy brown. Light and refreshing on the nose with hints of floral hops and coffee. The palate is spicy with hints of chocolate and dark roasted malt. Rich and smooth.
Quite delicious, indeedy.
Slogen Brown Ale 4.7% Batch: 132 / Trollbryggeriet, Norway
Clear brown with a with a head that’s quickly fading. Sharper in a way than the previous one. Hints of nuts and caramel. The palate is a bit thin with hints of sweet malt. More bitterness in the finish.
NB! This one was expired.
Tiger Tripel 9% Batch: 995 / Nøgne Ø Brewery, Norway
Golden and hazy appearance, almost honey. On the nose it has sweet citrus and floral honey. Smells belgian. The palate is sweet and floral as well, with hints of oranges and light fruits.
All though this is a very decent tripel, I’m starting to realize that belgian beer in general is not quite my cup of tea(except for lambics).
Hesjeøl/Harvest Ale 6.5 Batch: 728 / Haandbryggeriet, Norway
Hazy golden. Some smoke and dried grass/straws on the nose. Floral. Sausages on a bonfire/burnt salt meat, dried grass and ash on the palate.
Love this stuff!
Modus Operandi 7% / The Wild Beer Company, England
Hazy brown. Sour Coca-Cola, sweet wood and grapefruit on the nose. The palate has sour wine gums, some smoke, unripe fruits and green apples. Almost like sour, old and cold coffee.
Certainly very interesting stuff.
IPA Amarillo and Citra 5.9% / Ugly Duck Brewing Co, Denmark
Light, hazy, golden! Hops, wet grass and wood sap. Sour hops on the palate and hint of soap. Refreshing stuff with a long and lingering finish.
Heavy on the hops, lovely.
Snake Dog IPA 7.1% / Flying Dog Brewery, USA
Clear orange. Sweet and juicy clementines, fresh hops. The palate has citric hops and iron. Bitterness in the finish.
A relatively light and easy going IPA.
Astoria Black 7.2% / Coisbo Beer, Denmark
Black! The nose has coffee, cherries and dark chocolate/cocoa. Dry roasted malt, coffee and earth on the palate.
Very much to my liking.
Sunturnbrew 11% / Nøgne Ø Brewery, Norway
Dark, dark brown. The nose has sweet chocolate, vanilla and spices. Sweet, concentrated and fruity on the palate. Coffee with sugar in it.
A bit too much on the sweet side, at least for my tastebuds.