Category Archives: Norway

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.

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.

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.