Imperial DunkelWit

So what's going on here? More craziness from Scandinavia? We'll see. Picked this one up at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle approx. $8-9 for the chance to try this one. Poured into the Tucher, 0.5 L Weizen glass the beer is truly exceptional. An amazing color of reddish brown which is deep and garnet in its' color, but in certain light almost looks purple - VERY distinct! Surprisingly good head, lace and retention for a beer with this ABV. The nose gives up some alcohol and a...

Underlig Jul

Purchased under the US/English "Perculiar Yule" label at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour gives a solid looking, chocolate based pour with a well formed, compact off-white head. A LOT of sediment is transfered on the first pour. Settles nicely. Nose and tastes reveal what I would call a brown ale with spice. As usual the spices are difficult to pinpoint exactly, but certainly some all-spice and a touch of citrus peel/orange. Despite the obvious spice, the beer actually holds its own as a brown...

Sunturnbrew

Bought this at Hop City a few months ago, time to have a crack at it now. 500 mL bottle. Quite an aggressive pour leads to a decent amount of solid, mocha head but as expected (considering the ABV) it fades quite quickly. Some spotty film on the surface of the beer after it settles down. Mid brown body with a viscous murkiness about it. The mouthfeel is very smooth. To be fair, it is a smoothness that is born out of a little, cloying sweetness, but at the same time it does go down easily....

Tiger Tripel

500 mL bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour yields a really quite yellow, slightly chill-hazed body with some nice white head. Wispy, light lace. Color changes to a darker he when the final yeast sediment is added from the last pour of the bottle. The nose gives some fairly typical but rather restrained notes. Yes there is some subtle, peppery, alcohol infused character. Some yeastiness with light esters. Tastes are pretty authentic for the style too. Alcohol prominent BUT at the same time...

Tyttebær

500 mL bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a highly carbonated one with a peach colored body. The head is light and slightly fizzy with a very slight (but noticeable pinkish hue). Some head and lace, but the noisy carbonation is the most obvious part of the pour. Some very light fruit and funk in the nose. The tastes are quite strongly acidic and the fruit is very reserved. There is a touch of funk but again it is very light. The whole thing seems more like acidic fruit than much...

Sahti

500 mL bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA Pour is a hazed, well carbonated mid-orange. The carbonation does not lead to much (if any) head or lace - probably due to the ABV. Nose is very big on honey but even bigger on the floral, herbal, band-aid medicinal, phenolic notes. Pretty extraordinary! The strong attributes of the nose are tempered in the taste with honey coming through again but not the other qualities. Some alcohol but absolutely nowhere near 11% - amazing! Obvious comparisons...

Imperial Stout

$5.99, Greens, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Standard, jet black body with the espreso foam colored head - the color of the head reminds me of the tobacco stained wallcoverings of really old, Snug bars from the 70's. Attractive color. Some lace, but not extensive. Nose has the usual roasty bitter profile, but follows up with a touch of alcohol. Carbonation seems a little on the high side of the style. Mellow drinking. The taste does not crash into the tastebds with the bitterness that the nose...

Saison

$5.99 from Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. The 1 Pt 0.9 fl oz bottle has the classy, usual Nogne label. Very interesting and enjoyable beer. Poured into the Dogfish Head palm glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a bubbly, soap like head an some great lace. Looks super. Very mild funk in the nose with some alcohol. As it warms more funk comes on. Very mild tatrness, very mild alcohol and a slight hop bite add to the taste sensation. Slightly oily, slick mouthfeel with a little pils...

God Jul

$6.99 from Brawley's, Charlotte, NC, USA. 500 mL bottle. Attractive label with the words "God Jul" replaced with "Winter Ale". Expecting this to make it to GA eventually, but I thought I should snag it in NC - just in case. Very impressed with the Nogne offerings so far, this was no exception. Pour into the 16 oz American "pint" glass is dark brown with a creamy head and some lace. Decent carbonation, but the body is a little murky. Roasted, malts in the nose, with a tinge of smoke. Gosh, this...

# 100

Not sure if this is really "retired" but it recently turned up at Green's in Atlanta, GA, USA. 1 Pt .9 floz. Pour is dark, dark brown (almost black) with a creamy cappuccino like head. It doesn't really leave a classic lace, more of a dense, coffee like cream foam on the side of the glass. Reminiscent of the inside of an Italian coffee cup. Extremely creamy mouthfeel with a distinct (burned) chocolate feel. Sharp and very bitter finish. Bitterness lingers slightly. More stout-like than a...

Pale Ale

Picked this up along with the Nogne Brown Ale at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA for $3.99 for the 1 PT 0.9 fl oz. Relatively new to GA, they also have the Imperial Stout on the shelves. Having tried the Brown Ale yesterday, I was not surprised to find this beer also WAAAY heavy on the hops for the style. EXTREMELY bitter for the style. Mid-orange color with brown highlights, some chill haze, a smallish head and a little lace. Aroma is inviting with a nice English biscuit malt balance and...

Brown Ale

Extremely interesting. $3.99 Green's, Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA, 22 oz bomber. I like the label - simple and very informative, mentioning Ibsen, "spicy hoppiness of the new world" (which I take to mean American hoppiness in a Brown Ale) plus some other info. First off this is most definitely NOT an "English" Brown Ale. It is clearly an American version of the style with a LOT of extra hops added to the original style. Emphasis on the hop profile rather than the malt, unlike the English style...