Norse Gold
Matchless Brewing

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
6.9%
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4.22 | pDev: 0%
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2
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2
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Matchless Brewing
 
Washington, United States
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderfully sudsy carbonation that counteracts the murky mouthfeel. Hops are listed as Topaz, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Citra. The flavors merge in a fruity corncopia that is not quite like any beer I've ever tasted. Aroma of nectarine, honeysuckle, ripe papaya, with a whiff of fermenting pineapple.

The yeast, called Loki, is a "traditional Norwegian Kveik strain" and I think they're on to something. It's used in farmhouse sorts of beers and here the fruity and funky flavors are really interesting.

Slightly sweet and full of esters. Highly drinkable but so unusual and fruity. one of my top favorite beers of the year. From the 16 oz can purchased in the far Northwest. This is one I'm going back for a four-pack of.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Murky peachish golden with a finger head that reduces to a forever frothy ring and overall stratus with impressive lacing.

S: Fresh orange rind and strawberry plants, some qualities of farmhouse ale as well.

T: Follows smell plus grassyness and possible a little pineapple

F: Medium weight and creamy - feels overly thick with work to drink through

O: Not bad but I'm not sure how hybriding the Kveik yeast concept with a hazy IPA really played out.

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Norse Gold from Matchless Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 2 ratings