Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two beers upstairs

Henrik is one of the better places to drink beer in Bergen. The pub is situated on the first floor in a building near the theatre, and it is near other local beer temples like Baran, Naboen and Kontoret.

Of course you can find pale lagers, Guinness and Kilkenny at Henrik, but I prefer drinking beers from the three Nøgne Ø taps. Usually you never know what to find, but you can count on that it is at least one excellent beer. Sometimes there are three Nøgne Ø beers, and at other times there are some beers imported to Norway by Nøgne Ø.

Mikkeller Green Gold is one such beer. It is an IPA brewed by the Danish brewery. In the glass the beer looks fine with a cloudy colour and a solid head. There is grapefruit and some grass in the nose, while I feel grapefruit and apples in the mouth before a bitter finish. This is a lovely IPA.

Left Hand Milk Stout is nearly black beer with a little head and nearly no carbonation. In the nose there is a touch of coffee, and the coffee is also present in the mouth with some caramel and a touch of sweetness. The finish is partly bitter. The stout is fine, but I guess I would rather have had another glass of Mikkeller Green Gold than this beer.

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