gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget) Clear dark brown with reddish hints color, medium size creamy tan head. Milk, yogurt, malt and alcohol scent, also sweet and some sweet licorice mixed with toffee and fudge. Sweet, alcohol, slightly roasted taste with a subtle coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is a bit too evident though. Borderline big mouthfeel, rather smooth. Medium light bitterness. Should improve with a bit of aging, might try that.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown / ruby colour with a small tan head. Bready aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is initially sweet followed by a light bitterness and notes of alcohol.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly reddy brown, slowly fading head. Served a little cool, aroma starts quite a simple lagery one, but as it warms it gains sweet fruity notes, and more of a bocky bready malt, and picks up something creamy and almost vanilla-like. Each taste was different, some were malty, some very harshly bitter, some were sweet, some were spicy, some were alcoholic. Unfortunately there were more frequent negative tastes than positive ones. It shows some potential, but it’s not realised.
Tranquillity (1373) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Dark red, uneven beige unattractive head. Looks like mildew. Taste thick raisiny and chocololatey, but as a whole it’s just too close to a typical Nordic lager to be attractive. Banana finish as it gets warmer.
ekstedt (4544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep clear copper with a medium off-white head. Strong caramelly malt aroma with some light roasted notes and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth. Starts off very sweet but has a surpisingly dry edge and a pleasant bitterness. Very good by Åbro standards.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a very dark reddish nut brown. Quite pleasant aroma for a beer from the Åbro brewery. The nose holds tones of caramel, buttery toffee, dry hay, dark grainy bread, peppery vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate, clove and fruity sweetness of candied pears and a darker fruit touch of raisins as the most notable. Some alcohol notes in the background. Flavour holds a fruity sweetness, light caramel, vanilla ice cream and milk chocolate up front. A sweet and pear like fruitiness makes a little more complex backbone to this beer. Some grassy tones without any great hop bitterness – most of the bitterness and dryness are from the light burning alcohol. Still a quite mild and pleasant mouthfeel with some light silky milk hints that strokes the palate. Some liquorice notes in the finish with some even more subtle tones of other spices and herbs. Medium bodied. This is as good as a big Swedish brewery gets.
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Bottle: 2003:Brown/Red clear colour, with a white head.
Aroma of lots of malts and some bitter chocolate nose in the end.
Flavor was malty, and a bit alc bitternes in the end. Light to medium body, light to medium bitter/sweet finish.
With a test 27/6-07: It had happend a caramelicering, that high the beers body and taste.So be ware my friends,let the beer stay in the cellar for a 6 month or so,then it´s mutch better:7/4/7/4-13=3,5
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark copper with a lovely creamy off-white head. Soft citric, caramel aroma. Well full body for an åbro, pretty sweet and malty too. Flavours include something which could be mistaken for some light flowery hops, not from Åbro surely. The finish shows some caramel and smooth warmth. Very enjoyable.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured with a rather large head. Malty and sweet with notes of bread, citrus and spices. A slightl hint of caramel.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. copper amber brown color. small creamy head. sweet aroma. malty caramelly. weak and nasty.