Rune (9501) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Finn for yet another beer gift. The 500ml bottle, as Ayinger Kirtabier, pours a close to clear copper coloured body. Spotty lacing from a decent off-white head that stays well. Modest aroma of dried fruits and earthy malts. Leafy hops with almond, semi-sweet malts and dried fruits in the flavour character promoting a taste of bittersweet marmalade. Lingering and smooth mid-dry, bitter end. Medium bodied. Fits the season. And, as always, a pleasure to drink an Ayinger beer (Tromsø, 18.10.2012).
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Slightly hazy copper color. Sweet bready and toasty malt aroma with nuts and toffee. Sweet malty taste with toffee, toasted bread, honey, some herbal notes and low bitterness. Fruitininess comes when sediment is added. Medium body. Well made, at first this felt somewhat unexciting but sediment nicely adds richness and complexity. Goes well with pizza.
Wolfbass (1015) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Direi il classicone marzen---teutonico, che bevuto ad ettolitri in compagnia è gradevole, ma poi...
Psytron (1609) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bitter smell. Dark orange colour, yellowish head. Sweet. Flat carbon. Syrupy, oily.
MikeKeller (913) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko, Keminmaa. Hazy dark amber colour, totally dissapearing head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel. Taste is sweetish also, quite malty, ending is nice and dry. Simple but good: Ayinger never fails.
mikkopen (936) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy reddish amber colout, medium off-white head. Malty, slightly earthy aroma with notes of yeast and grassy hops. The flavour is bready-malty, with yeasty and fruity notes, and a moderately bitter, grassy-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, smoothly carbonated.
RexTalionis (3162) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Poured hazy golden in colour with a whitish head. Malts, some earth-like notes and toffee in aroma. Flavour of hay, malts and some sweetness.
esox (1198) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and somewhat hazy beer with lacy head. Fresh, bready maltiness, yeast and a good pinch of herbal hops. Round, bready malts, slightly honeyish. Dryish finish with yeast and mellow bitterness. Medium body, soft texture, slightly oily.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio merket Kirtabier. Drukket hjemme 28 Sep 12. Mørk gyldenbrun. Litt skum som raskt flater ut. God søt karamellaroma. Antydning til litt frukt. Smaken brukbart fyldig. Innholdsrik. Litt krydder. Undertone av frukt. Plommer. Blir etterhvert litt syrlig. Godt øl som bringer fram minner fra en av mine ølhøydepunkter: Sommerkveld i bryggerihagen blant gode venner, godt øl og god mat.
Tide (2352) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alko (as Kirtabier). Thick copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, dough, toast and earthy aroma. Sour finish with bread. Decent brew, yet not my favorite style.