Marko (4330) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Pivovarsky Klub in Prague, shared with heavy
Coppery/amber body, scant head. The nose is sticky but bearably so malt, chewing gum, bit herbal. Kinda like a martini or something. Dry, bitter taste, obviously herbal, with some bubblegummy maltiness showing through, like Orbit for Kids. I’m at a loss trying to define which they are... pine and caramel seem like passable descriptors for what I can taste as well. Interesting certainly and drinkable... the aftertaste not being all that long.
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber with a washing up liquid and licorice aroma mingled with minty chewing gum. For some reason this reminds me of grandmothers. Not mine, just all grandmothers. I don’t like this one bit. Not to say I don’t like grandmothers but you know. Just saw that it contains 30 herbs, this beer is a mess. Much like Campari though I guess. Still shite.
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High fluffy lasting white head. Clear dark amber body. Barley malt soy sauce caramel pine aroma. Soy sauce pine caramel flavor. Pretty sweet. Low carbonation long aftertaste.
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber colored beer with a froathy white head. Interesting herbal-spicy aroma with malt and caramel. Medium body, sweet malt flavour with a strong herbal character. Cardamon is a good tip i think with a lot of other spicy tastes. And what a surprise: it has a herbal aftertaste... Interesting one.
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head. Amber body with vigourous carbonation. Sugary intensely spicy malty cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon aroma with gingery bready notes. Dry-sweet gingery plastic cinnamon and oranges taste with carraway notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Palate verges on cloying. Full body. Dry spicy carraway and cinnamon aftertaste with buttery notes. Very interesting, but maybe a bit too sweet. (0.33l bottle at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague.)
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a firm and lasting, egg-shell white head. Herbal aroma with thyme, mint and sage. Sweet and herbal, somewhat cloying flavour.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orange with a diminished white head. Herbal aroma with a touch of spiciness. Sweet malt flavour with herbs, similar to Bechorovka. Not a bad brew but I couldn’t drink too much of this.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and somewhat spiced aroma wtih roasted malt. Sweet flavour with yeasty and caramel notes, followed up by roasted malt. Fianished sweet.3
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr/KimJohansen. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon. Medium body, sweetish caramel and roasted malt. Again very spicy accents with also some cardamom detected. Some hoppiness in the finish. 141208
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Average creamy off-white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear pale amber color. Aroma of spice, fruit, grain, coriander, ginger like notes. Over the palate came strong spicy notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavour with a hint of bitter floral notes. Lingering spicy sweet finish.