ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clearr deep amber, large off-white head. Nutty and caramelly hop aroma, piney and citric hops, a whiff of alcohol. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness, a bit metallic.
beerandbeyond (552) - ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy amber color with a nice off white head.
Rich nose, with some caramel, ripe fruits, floral and woody hops and clean maltiness.
Sweetish malt flavors, with firm bitterness, nuts and mellow fruitiness.
Soft carbonation, well balanced, creamy, dry, satisfying and highly drinkable. Very good.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark amber in colour. Fruity aroma with dried fruit, nuts and syrup. Fruity, malty and nutty taste with metallic hints and notes of walnuts, sultanas and syrup.
gunnar (4319) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear copper with a nice big creamy beige head.Malty aroma, weak spiced. Taste is moderate sweet malty, red ripe fruits, some spice, Nice enough, light dry and bitter finish.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours a solid and lasting rocky, off-white head, laces well. Next to clear copper coloured body. Mixed aromas of pumpkin, caramel and dried fruits. Taste of apricot, pumpkin and dark fruits. Basic malt-fruity finish. Fine bodied. Likable (hotel room, Oslo 25.11.2013).
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of light hops, grass, tofee and some notes of spices. The finish was on the dry side. Drinkable but nothing sensational.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Clear amber, lovely rocky beige head.
Bittersweet. Grass, wood, malt. Nuts, spices. Wonderful.
RW80 (104) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber with a nice big off creamy white head.
Nose: resin,Maple syrup with some hay, pine and hops
Taste: Malts, some pine and hops with Maple Syrup finshing very distinct bitter
Medium body and carbonation.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Terrible beer. Smell is pleasant enough – maple and and hay, and it looks well enough, but the taste is unbearably bitter. So much so that you lose your sense of smell. A classic example of an over-hopped, over-hyped american beer.
S_Side_Smitty (332) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a nice big off white head. Aroma is sweet maple syrup - smells awesome. Taste is fruity & syrupy with some interesting hop character and a faintly bitter finish. Nice.