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.


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)

imageThe label states that we’re about to become familiar with an “English style IPA”. Colourwise, it is quite clear golden-like, and nose is fruity. In taste it’s not too carbonized, just about right and it is an easy-to-drink, well tasty fruity beer that seems very right for summertimes. At first surprisingly mild, but an underlying bitter feature comes to show increasingly. Can best be described as a hybrid where an old English ale crosses over and meets an IPA. The malts dominates at the start, but the bitterness becomes more and more present throughout.