Kauge (1324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn. Package date ca 7 months ago. Hazy coppery amber colour. The head’s big, creamy white, retains and laces nicely. On the nose it’s kinda strangely reminiscent of leavened (soured) cabbage - the aroma is rather faint unfortunately, but has this pretty interesting mix of sweet and sour. Not saying I’m enjoying it or looking for this in my beer, but at least it’s interesting. The distinct fruity Steam beer aroma is there as well, more so as it warms. Tastes of modest fruitiness and rather harsh, even unbalanced bitterness. Finishes rough... metallic, grapefruit peel bitter, yet somehow lagery... Mediumish body, rather active carbonation. I’ve had a couple of excellent California Commons - this upside-down version does not beat them. Curiously, it kinda reminds me of some Bitters. Which I’m not a fan of. Extra point for inventiveness.
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Grainy, faint metallic, nutty oiliness, bit dusty, slightly sour notes in aroma. Grainy, light hops, very faint red currant, dusty taste. Fizzy carbonation. Grainy aftertaste. Weird herbal bitterness.
tricksta_p (3002) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, red fruits, herbal notes, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. Nice balance between malts, fruits and hops.
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Deguchiya in Nakameguro. Poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Head is finely carbonated but dissipates fairly quickly. Cinnamon, clove, malts, prune, grape on the nose. Big malty sweetness with grape and prune on the palate. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Also some pepper and nutmeg on the finish.
suurjuust (2636) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber beer, tan head. Nose is caramel, some hoppy notes, malt, mild toasty notes. Flavor is malt with caramel hints. Watery palate, thin for the ABV. Very drinkable, very forgettable. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
martjoobolut (2591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33L bottle (from Koht), 6% ABV. Pours dark amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, some sourness, malt, and some fruits. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, dry bitterness, some alcohol, and some metallic notes. Finish is also dry bitter. Overall: ok-ish.
VamboladeTolly (1259) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours hazy amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty-bready, Taste the same, caramel,maybe slightly hopped.
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of plum, caramel, grapefruit, flowers, and malt. Cloudy amber with lots of particulates and a frothy 1 cm frothy head with some dark dreggy bits and good retention. Taste is plum, grapefruit, a little funk, dry bitterness at the end. Kind of tastes like a fruity English bitter. It has (not surprisingly) a chalky palate.
tarmok (1031) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
liquid is clear brown with thick head, tastes lightly sour, medium bitterness,
GenkiGonzo (959) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Ruby colour, small head. Spicy, caramel, hop aroma. Flavour has some nice citrus hops along with some spice and malts.