Some weeks back I picked up this bottle from Vika Vinmonopol in Oslo (together with some other stuff). This beer is a sour ale brewed with crow berries. I have previously reviewed Kreklingøl (fruit beer w/crow berries) and HaandBic (sour ale) so I’m looking forward to trying this one!
Lovely amber color with a peachy hue with small fizzy head that quickly disappears.
Fruity aroma with caramel sweetness from the malts. I’m getting cranberries and some herbal hints.
As the beer warms up I’m getting some unwanted aromas: nail polish remover (acetone).
The flavor is pretty much like the aroma. I like the balance between the sweet and the sour. I’m getting the same unwanted flavors as the beer warms up though, which I really don’t like (as in the aroma).
Mostly sweet up front with some sour notes coming along pretty quick. After a while I’m left with some grassy notes.
I might serve this beer with some gorgonzola or some (hot) spiced cheeses.
The unwanted aromas/flavors that appear as the beer warms up ruins the beer for me. My guess is that this is not intended, and that this bottle is somehow infected. I’m not going to give it a rating since I’m not really sure if this particular bottle fully represent this beer. If anyone reading this have tried the beer please leave a comment if you experienced this or not.