Hallstein (145) - Skogn, - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of bready malts with a slight floral/spicy note, maybe from the hops. Nice head and carbonation, and the beer is hazy. Flavors of solid bready, bisquity malts with a nice finish of noble hops. Solid beer.
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Beer Hunter’s.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Herbal and floral fruity aroma, some malty notes and toffee. Sweetish fruity flavor, spices, hay, malts and some caramel. Nice balance.
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Beer Hunters, Pori. Pours a dark golden colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, apricot, pear juice, grass and bread. Flavour of sweet grainy malts, prominent grassy bitterness, apricot, bread and nice floral notes. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. A good Helles.
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Rune - clear golden amber with some sediment, non existent head, sweet malty aroma, sweet, good carbonation, malty, easy to drink
Stuartyboy (718) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H limited aroma golden clear ale bready malt flavours medium sweetness with some bitterness on the finish
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Rune. Amber brown, not much head. Creamy corn malt aroma. Sweet vegetable corn flavour. Vanilla corn aftertaste. Not great.
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, white head. Malty nose, bread, earthy yeast, hints of spice and wort. Sweet, malty taste, grass, hints of fruit and alcohol, dry finish. Flat, watery texture. A bit disappointing.
tfredvik (1200) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy, pale amber body with a white, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Sweet, pretty boring and moderate aroma of pale malts, light fruits and citrus. Malty sweet taste with a fairly long-lasting moderate to light bitter finish. Moderate flavour of pale malts and generic fruits. Mid-bodied, creamy and smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Too sweet and too little hops for my taste.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
Foffern (1294) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Bottle from 2013. Pours a hazy dark orange colour, and with a medium, creamy, light beige head. Malty aroma with fudge, dried fruit, wort, apricot and wood. Nice but a little faint. The flavour is similar but is more fruity and sweet. Caramel and dried fruit dominates with hints of hops and slcohol. Some dryness in the end. Slick and soft mouth feel, and has a light to medium bitterness. A fruity and sweet helles bock.
Sigmund (5309) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Ølen. ABV is 6.5%. Slightly hazy golden colour, moderate to low white head. Strong aroma of grassy hops. Sweet flavour with notes of alcohol, the hops are quite moderate. Not something I will buy again.
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Hazy orange color, small white head. Ryeish bready with some crystal malt aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy hoppyness, sweetish malty. A bit too simple and grainy.