MrHangover (2075) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden beer with a humongous white head, so big that I couldn’t pour it at once. Aroma is very yeasty, little malty. Kind of bready sourness as well. Flavour is very harsh and bitter, not my style at all. Overcarbonated, bitter in a wrong way... no me no likey..
olio (5128) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of yeast, citrus fruits, some herbal notes and mild hops. Flavor of yeast, lemon, mild goose berries, grassy notes, herbs and hints of spices. Very high CO2, bitter lemony palate with a mild sourish finish. Decent.
lusikka (5174) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a clear pale golden colour with a massive foamy head. Aroma of pale malts, strong floral hops and grass. Flavour is very strong and bitter with floral hops, grapefruit, biscuit and some tart spicy notes. Medium bodied, foamy mouthfeel and a crisp, bitter, floral finish. Very tasty.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Pours a hazy golden orange, with a huge ice-cream-floaty head. Lovely crisp dry hoppy aroma. Very spicy and grainy. Classic Alvinne. Clean crisp dry bitter taste, attenuation very high. Palate a little watery, but only in a refreshing way, no watery aspects to the taste. Carbonation pretty high. Pleasant bite in the finish. Very drinkable and tasty 3.8% beer.
LarsEngen (342) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours very hazy orange with a extreme 5 finger whitehead that leaves a strong lacing. Aroma of citrus and some alcohol ?. Flavor is bitter citrus. Lond dry finish. Nice one for a 3,8% ABV.
kingstoni (1273) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of pine, almond and lemon. Slightly sour and bitter taste. Sticky feel. Dry finish.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Hazy yellow color with thick sorbet head. Sweet and spicy aroma with pepper, menthol, menthol, cheese, tart berries. Dry, bitter and spicy flavor with nutty maltiness . Strong lingering bitterness towards finish. Oily palate, medium body. Spiciness and strong bitterness is not such a great combination.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ølhandleriet. Amber/golden, a bit hazy body, good white head, lasting. Crispy aroma of malt, lime, grapefruit, subtle sourness. Fruity and bitter taste, hoppy with citrus fruits, though a very thin body. Hardly notable malt profile, though at 3,8% that’s forgivable. For a beer of this low strength I find this a very good option.
Kavu (1901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle from Länsiväylä. Pours hazy golden with a very high head. Aroma is yeast and alcohol. Flavor is malts, yeast and hops. Decent.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #609(_uu): BBE 07/2014
Foam fills my big Tripel Karmeliet ‐glass and there is still beer in the bottle. Aroma has urinal cake, earthy notes, some lemon, grassy notes and hints of caramel. Flavour is sourish and tart with urinal cake, earthy notes, biscuits and hints of caramel. Definitely not your typical bitter – more like a Belgian ale. And actually quite close to Orval.