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Norwegian beer

Your's truly went to Norway to see friends, and took the chance to do some beer hunting in Oslo on the way there. Sadly I failed locating beers from any of Oslo's two microbreweries and had to do with what the big compnaies could offer. The Norwegians do have a good tradition in brewing bock beers. Aass Bock which we have tried earlier might be the best example, but also Borg Bokkøl is a nice, coffeish and malty beer. they also do stronger dark beer for Christmas which are almost in the same style, and are a worthvile wrink. As one of the rigid laws controlling brewing in Norway eased off Ringnes took the chance of making a terrible lager beer at 10.2% which now claims to be the strongest in the country.

Norwegian style pilseners have nothing to do with their German or Czechish counterparts, but are crisp, light bodied and lightly hopped. We also tried Marney's Red Ale which (if you disregard the label which was full of nonsense and half lies) was an OK brown ale, quite like Newcastle Brown Ale.

Beers rated February 2000
906Hansa Juleøl 4.5%Norway3.033+3+2+334.5%Lager, Dark
1047Borg BokkølNorway2.953-3+3-3-3+6.6%Lager, Bock
1175Aass FatølNorway2.8034-2+2+2+4.5%Lager, Light
1439Lundetangen PilsnerølNorway2.552+2+3- 34.5%Lager, Light
1441Frydenlund JuleølNorway2.5523+2+326.5%Lager, Bock
1452Hakon FatølNorway2.5333+2224.0%Lager, Light
1474Ringnes JulebryggNorway2.503-23-3+24.5%Lager, Dark
1477Aass PilsnerNorway2.503-3-2 3-4.5%Lager, Light
1517Frydenlund BokkølNorway2.464-3-2-2+2-6.5%Lager, Bock
1533Marney's Red AleNorway2.442+33-314.5%Ale, British style
1556Melanders ÖlSweden2.412-3322+5.3%Lager, Light
1599Hansa SterkølNorway2.372+23-2+3-6.5%Lager, Bock
1601Aass BayerNorway2.363-223-3-4.5%Lager, Dark
1625Seidel PilsnerNorway2.343-23- 24.5%Lager, Light
1631Gull-MackNorway2.332+31+236.5%Lager, Bock
1789Hakon PilsnerNorway2.143-22+2-24.5%Lager, Light
1815Husets JuleølNorway2.113-1+3-3+1-4.5%Lager, Dark
1825Ringnes EkstraNorway2.083-1+223-5.2%Lager, Light
1956Mack Isbjørn PilsNorway1.89231 1+4.5%Lager, Light
1976Lysholmer Double IceNorway1.862-2+22-2-4.5%Lager, Light
2174Viking PilsnerIceland1.302-1-131-2.3%Lager, Light
2188Three Hearts Strongest BrewSweden1.241+2-1+1+1-10.0%Lager, Bock
2200Eagle Super Strong BeerNorway1.201+1+1-2110.2%Lager, Bock
2264Aass VørterølNorway0.4301-1-2-0-0.0%Special
Rated by: Johan Zetterlund, Per Samuelsson, Cecilia Gårdebäck, Fredrik Huldt and Oscar Hansson,

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Updated 2000-03-16 Per Samuelsson