OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought @Kihoskh, København, enjoyed at home. Pours a clear, beautiful brownish-ruby body, with a moderate cream-ish light choco top. Aroma is a nice-smelling blend of bready and caramel-scented malts vs citrus- and tropical fruity hops. Taste has a bold and clean bitterness, not giving much room for hop flavor. Lightly roasted, dark bready and choclatey malts in the background. Well-bodied. Creamy texture. Strong bitter ending. Smells great, taste is a tad too bitter to be fully balanced. Not your everyday Brown Ale. Overall, an exciting and tasty beer experience.
VsXsV (1651) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Systembolaget.Clear, brown liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, hoppy and a bit roasted with notes of grapefruit, tropical fruit, soapy hops, roasted malt, coffee, citrus and mango. Good balance. Taste is hoppy and a bit chocolatey and roasted with heavy bitterness (for the style) and light sweetness. Medium bodied with OK carbonation and lingering, bitter finish. Maybe a bit too high bitterness for the style. Some alcohol is noticed as well, but it isn’t that disturbing. The balance is a bit off because of the bitterness. Still good though, the freshness of the Citra hops helps freshen up a quite robust brown ale.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear brown, smal lfirm head. Aroma of coffee and pear-like hops. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lots of pears and resin. Inky mega-bitter finish. Seriously over hopped.
JanLaursen (2519) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl: Very brown, nearly opaque, beer with a frothy beige head. Roasty and fruity aroma with loads of caramel, grapefruits and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with lots of fruity notes: Tangerine, pinapple, mango and grapefruit. Medium body, thick oily texture, average carbonation and a long, dry and bitter hoppy finish. Brown ales can be a drag - but this one is beautiful and fresh!
Koelschtrinker (9540) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blumig hopfiger Antrunk, frisch, voll. Auch später bleibt das Bier hopfig-würzig, die Aromen sind abwechslungsreich, verschiedene Früchte buhlen im Hopfen um die Oberhand. Daneben ist auch das Malz erwähnenswert, dass ein wichtiges Grundaroma ergibt und zuweilen röstig ist. Ausgewogen hopfig, Zitrus, blumig, zum Ende auch erdig, adstringend bitter. Gut! 11/11/12/12/12/12
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little nutty and rather hoppy - peach and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 230711
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Makke. Interesting combination of chocolate and bitterness, a fairly decent addition to the style.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted bread, citrus and fruity notes. Flavour is roasted caramel, citrus, light peach, nutes and fruity notes.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 08.02.2013.
Pours a dark brown colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of dark chocolate and Citra hops, quite interesting actually. Flavour of smooth caramel malts, dark chocolate, bread and Citra hops. Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel with a lovely chocolate-like, crispy bitter finish. I’m not a big fan of Citra but this was really good.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bierkompass, shared
BBE 08.02.2013 - Pours dark reddish brown with a medium foamy head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee and citrus from citra hops. Taste is very chocolatey with notes of coffee and nice citrusy fruitness from citra hops. Bitter, long lasting caramely finish. Nice surprise, didn’t expect this one to taste this good.