(11.2 oz brown bottle, new-looking, but no dating/coding indicated; purchased single off shelf at WineWorks... poured into a Victory Brewing, 0.3 l Rastal event tumbler)
L: bright, pale yellow liquid with a very faint haze; foam builds right to the top of the glass, recedes fairly quick, but maintains a misty cap for awhile
S: pre-skunked for the US?! - smelled the stank upon removing crown... as that wafted away, the underlying fresh-bready, pungent herbal notes, and a hint of sulfur remind me of a classic German pils... fine potency and definition overall
T: dull caramel glaze over its grassy-grainy foundation; lingering perfumy, herbal bite, while the skunk and a mineral saltiness creeps up in the aftertaste... the vaguely-peppery, herbal 'spice' stands out most, with the doughy malt providing enough color in the background
F: bit of an inflated roundness to its body up front; quiet flow, delicate carbonation, though the finish does sport a subtle sting owing to some latent fizz and hop sting... relatively dry overall, but short of crisp
O: now I'm curious how old this was, because the bottle looks factory-fresh... thought this would be a little bit better; marginally reminds me of Carlsberg... would prefer to swill this chill from a can if ever we meet again (1708)
The pour is straw colored with a fair amount of carbonation in the pilsner glass. The taste is a mild green apple, some floral, & rolled biscuits. Overall, this was one crisp & easy drinking pilsner beer. Oh well, at least now I can that I was able to try a beer from Norway. Cheers! B-
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of pilsener malts are present in the nose along with notes of noble hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with flavors of biscuit and pilsener malts and finishes with notes of floral and spicy hops that also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and rather dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsener has a very nice clean and dry mouthfeel. It is a good Norwegian representation of a German style.