Category Archives: Norway

Lervig Singularity

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Lervig Facebook post) Singularity is a Citra single-hopped, oat-infused juice bomb that could probably trigger the birth of A.I. if robots ever got their hands on it.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 19th December 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger fluffy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, citrus rind and hints of melon.
Taste: Light sweetness, mango, orange, grapefruit rind, pine, with a light to moderate bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking and good balanced sweet and bitter.

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Lervig Infinite Timelines

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 7.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from Lervig Facebook post) Infinite Timelines is an IPA with loads of flaked barley and a touch of rye for a super-fluffy mouthfeel. We then punched it up with Mosaic, Denali and Idaho 7 hops. Now, we’re not quantum physicists, but we’re pretty sure it’s like the Big Bang… only in your mouth.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 19th December 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and hoppy. Lots of citrusy grapefruit zest, orange rind, lemon peel, grass and pine with hints of tropical stone fruit, mango, peach.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness from hints of peach and mango, while orange peel and zest, grapefruit, and resinous pine leads to a nice balanced bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Very enjoyable.

Lindheim x Oud Beersel FiftyFifty Spontaneous Blend (Friendship Series)

Brewery: Lindheim Ølkompani x Oud Beersel
Country: Norway
ABV: 7.6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)
Other Notes: Spontaneous ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) FiftyFifty spontaneous blend. This beer is half Belgian, half Norwegian. 2015 lambic from Oud Beersel was shipped from Belgium to Gvarv and blended with our 2014 coolship beer. The fifty-fifty blend makes a 100% spontaneously fermented beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, production date of 2014/2015 and bottled on 11th November 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quite quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Funk, farmhouse, light tartness, apricot, peach and citrusy notes.
Taste: Funk, barnyard, oak, sour, tart, lemon with hints of stone fruit and citrus.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was quite nice, but it seemed to have lost much of the nice fruitiness from the aroma in the taste as the funk and wood were quite powerful. As I drank more and more, it did grow on me though.

Lervig Tasty Juice

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Double hopped Citra India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Tasty Juice is a double hopped India Pale Ale. It holds massive tropical & dank flavors from the double load of Citra hops.

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

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 7th March 2018 and with a best before date of 7th September 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed taster glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach, citrusy grapefruit and lemon zest.
Taste: Juicy, light mango, citrus grapefruit, pine, dank and with a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and juicy IPA with good aromas and flavours.

Nøgne Ø x Kissmeyer Naked Kiss

Brewery: Nøgne Ø x Kissmeyer Beer
Country: Norway
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: 40 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Here at Nøgne Ø we’ve always had a secret crush on Anders Kissmeyer. Our first fling with Anders resulted in the Double Knot Brown. Our very first collaboration brew! Now we’ve hooked up again, and this is the result. An imperial porter with lots of blackcurrant. And so the circle is completed. Enjoy with dessert. Or as dessert!

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

Intro: A 500ml bottle, batch #1273, brewed on 23rd September 2014. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark dark brown colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated quickly and left next to no lacing.
Aroma: Blackcurrant comes through strongest supported with some lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate.
Taste: Much like the aroma, tart and lightly sour blackcurrant dominates. This is followed by milk chocolate with touches of caramel malt and char.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Not bad at all. It’s quite different from most other beers I’ve had and the blackcurrant and milk chocolate didn’t seem like it meshed as well as it could have, but still it’s an interesting sipper.