bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The colour is brown-red, the liquid is clear. The foam is white and very thin, making the brew look a little sad.
The smell is loaded with a complex and rather tricky, chemical flavour of hops. I found notes of bitter lemons, bitter almonds and a touch of yeast.
The carbonation is rather mild giving it a nice, soft feel. The small bubbles make it more like a cask beer than a bottled brew.
The taste is dominated by the bitter and aroma hops, but the somewhat sweet malt gives it a good body and a balanced tasting experience. The aftertaste is a bitter one with a complex, dry taste.
This is a session beer that might need some time to get into, but it is worth it!
pilsnerrogge (2467) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Small head. Hop and gooseberry-aroma. Light roasty flavour, slightly peaty. Good hop bitterness. A bit thin.
larsniclas (5560) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a steady, beige head.
Roasted aroma with some chocolate and toffee.
Reallly bitter finish with a bit sourish flavour. Some chocolate and toffee here aswell.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber, with a creamy head, giving off aromas of fruity malt and some hops. Dry and bitter, with spicy hops balancing some roasted malt and dark fruit flavors. Medium bodied, it fades to a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Although not exceptional, this is a pretty good and well-balanced bitter.
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cobber color. Weak sour and spicy aroma. Very tastefull bitter and spicy flavor. Good beer!
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy dark orange beer, very carbonized which gives a froathy light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of oranges and caramel. The flavor is very roasty and bisquity with notes of caramel, that gives it an OK sweetness, but it is very well balanced with a dry slighlty bitter and slightly woody end.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It wasn’t surprise, it was shock. Only 4.3% but lots of spices, fruits, chocolate and roasty notes. Thanks God, it could be easily found in supermarkets.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige thin head. Fruity and wellhopped aroma. Fresh. Herbal, fruity and hoppy flavour. Some light chocolate notes. Ends up in a delicious fresh bitterness. Quite a treat found on a little local pub in Stockholm.
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty brown in colour with a dense head of off-white foam. Aromas are sweet and light with some floral hops. Flavours are drier and hoppier than I expected. The finish is especially dry - and quite pleasant. Malts present are roasted with not much sweetness as the aroma implies. Verging on the dry stout and not bad at all.
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
slightly hazy ruby-brown colour with a fine foam, biscuity maltiness, low carbonation, smooth with a decent bitterness, light-bodied, dry bitter finish