Archbeer.com

Archbeer.com is an independent informal site for beer enthusiasts, providing information on specific beer brands tested by guitarist Archaon of the Norwegian black metal band 1349.

Ratings

The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

Pale Ale

GumballheadFresh and fruity, if judging by nose. The colour is golden, and leaves a clean impression. So, tastewise: kind of weissbier’ish texture, with high level of carbonization. It is indeed fresh, and the fruityness has a strange candytwist to it, with hints of bubblegum. This sweet feature converts into a more natural sense which saves the beer from being too strange.

Very mild. But although this beer might be placed in the easy quiery, it’s generously hopped, providing the expected kick that one might get from an IPA. However- the taste is a bit shortlasting, but will for sure make do as a great alternative on warm, long summernights… Light and sharp-edged at the same time.

imageNose is lemon and green apple of the spring, though subtle. The colour is light-yellow, very “clean”. Easy hoppy start that balances quite smoothly on the verge of bitterness, all the while. Quite light-bodied, and the actual fruittaste could have lingered a bit longer- however, the bitterness lasts. Still, quite light- both in texture and in taste-span. A bit too weak, actually- but probably fine for easy summer beverage.

A subtle fruity aroma is at first detected, witch reveales hints of the malts used. This is the first thing to burst through in the taste too, with it’s caramellish angle. All over, the beer holds a very mild taste to it.

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