Category Archives: Norway

Lervig Freakshake

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) This milkshake IPA was inspired by Australia’s “Freakshakes” that throw every treat imaginable into a mashup of drink and dessert. So we took all our best malts, lactose, a squirt of vanilla, and the cherry on top is hundreds of kilos of Citra and Australia’s most sought after hop, the ultra-tropical Galaxy. Hoppy, super full-bodied and tropical, you might want to drink it with a straw.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 9th September 2019 and with a best before date of 9th June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, light tropical fruit, mango and peach.
Taste: Moderately sweet, vanilla, lactose, hints of tropical fruit and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A little bit too sweet from the vanilla and lactose flavours. The tropical fruits were kind of weak for me and it would have been much better if it was stronger as it would have helped balance the sweetness.

Lervig Supersonic

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Double dry-hopped IPA. Hops – Citra, Enigma, Amarillo and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from Lervig website) We are loving our juicy IPA’s these days and apparently so are our customers. We wanted to go more than big, we went supersonic with a shit load of citra hops – we also included simcoe, amerillo and enigma – but the main hop is citra. We kept the malt bill simple to give great body but good drinkability at 8,5% alc. Wheat and oats to get the smooth juicy flavour and mouthfeel. This one
is all about the hops, it’s a super tropical hoppy explosion that breaks the hopwave. Think of it as mach 3 for hopped IPA’s!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 3rd September 2019 and with a best before date of 3rd June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange, dank, onion, pine, slightly doughy, with hints of tropical mango and papaya.
Taste: Moderately sweet, biscuit malt, dank, fruity, tropical, mango, papaya, melon, kiwi, citrus zest and pith, orange, lightly bitter and spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Good sweet and bitter balance but for a NEDIPA I’d prefer more tropical fruit and less malt and dankness.

Lervig Liquid Sex Robot

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 7.9%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 35 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from Lervig website) Liquid Sex Robot is our DIPA that we double dry-humped with our favourite hops (Mosaic, Citra, Azacca and Ekuanot) for super tropical fruit flavours and low bitterness. We used Golden Promise, oats and wheat to give this beer the sexiest of bodies and a smooth, creamy head. We may as well be living in the future, because this is an orgasm in a can.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 19th August 2019, and with a best before date of 19th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy and slightly murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruitiness, mango, pineapple juice, with splashes of citrusy orange.
Taste: Moderately sweet, fruity, juicy, tropical, mango, peach, pineapple, resinous, pine, with hints of citrusy orange, zest and pith to create a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice tropical fruitiness, but slightly on the sweet side for me. The light bitterness on the finish helped a bit though.

Nøgne Ø x Central Cervecera x La Chingoneria M.O.L.E.

Brewery: Nøgne Ø x Central Cervecera x La Chingoneria
Country: Norway
ABV: 9%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 63 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) MOLE… so simple… so powerful… so delicious! With good friends around the world anything can be done. Alberto and Ernesto from Central Cervecera and Isaac from La Chingoneria came all the way from Mexico City to Grimstad. Together we put the tasty MOLE in an imperial stout. That’s how you make a good beer!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml bottle from batch #1362, bottled on 4th February 2015, and with a best before date of 4th February 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a reddish hue and a thin to negligent dark tanned head that dissipated quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, nutty, chocolate, coffee, licorice, with hints of dark fruit and char.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate milk, licorice and touches of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Not as roasty and body was lighter than I’d prefer, maybe too “chocolate milk” like.

Lervig Nitro Latte

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Nitro Milk Stout with cocoa & coffee.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 19th February 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin beige head that stuck around for a long time while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roast, coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar, but it was all a little light.
Taste: Weak flavours, watered down almost, but there’s roast, dark chocolate, coffee, light bitterness and a splash of milk.
Mouthfeel: Watered down, light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: While the roast, cocoa were quite nice, the coffee flavours was like watered down coffee and just didn’t work for me.