abemorsten (2410) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours light hazy orange with a light brown film. Fruity caramel and a metallic hint on the nose. Spruce and light raisins also present. Bitter, toasted, a hint of caramel and acidic tones. Medium body and smooth to drink with medium carbonation. Long mildly bitter finish with the tongue dry.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasing off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some bitter hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty bitter caramel finish.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep amber-hued body with a foaming, short-lived, white head. A few spider web streaks of lace on the descent.
Smell: Toasted barley husks in the nose with an ill-defined sweet-scented trace to it, discarded fruit skins, and some earthy, woodsy English hops.
Taste: A taste of wet toast with a little, light caramel sweetness that quickly recedes away. A bit of apple skin, a bit of red grape skin. Earthy, woodsy, faintly herbal hop character with medium-light bitterness. Faint toastiness remaining in the predominately hoppy (though, even that’s still quite restrained)
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Falls a little shy of a medium level of carbonation for an overall soft mouthfeel.
Overall: Enjoyably subtle.
Kavu (1896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is malts with some hops. Decent.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This brewery continues to impress with yet another classy bitter,Crisp and sharp with a slightly malty finish. Bitters sometimes bore me-this one didn’t. Definitely worth checking out.
SaintMatty (4495) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Can - Copper coloured with a foamy head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of caramel and raisins. Fruity and malty and taste with notes of raisins, sultanas, caramel, nuts and hops. Reasonably balanced and better than I was expecting.
ClubGonzo (3432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a big foamy white head. Faint hints of rosewater and caramel. Taste is caramel, hints of dry hops and slight metallic hints. Pretty goddamn boring, even for a bitter.
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can, average hoppy aroma, classic amber colour, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, bitter, long finish, not bad but The Bitter was better
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper colour. Thick, pillow-y head. Floral, soapy, perfumy nose. Flavour is a bit watery and has notes of soap, fudge and some roastiness.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Murky brown colour with small off-white head.
Fruity and floral hops, plums and citrus in aroma.
Flavour is floral hops, mild bitterness, some sweet caramel, dark fruits and mild grass. Decent Bitter.