laiti (7634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, BBE 08.02.13
An aroma that can be observed from a distance of one meter from the pour. Sweet and exotic fruits, very pleasant. Also some nuts typical to brown ale. Taste has some dark nuts and overaged, exotic fruits. Quite ok brown ale, but I don’t think that citra fits so well with this kind of brew. The hops became even more annoying towards the end of the glass. But a nice label anyway.
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof.ch - cloudy dark brown colour with a poor head retention; piney aroma with notes of coffee and gingerbread; quite full-bodied, very tasty and with some harsh bitterness; malty and coffeish aftertaste with a solid aromatic hop presence
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 50cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, fruity and slightly roasted, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive
bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 9/6-2011) Fruity hoppy aroma, dark brown, rather slim malt body compared to the bitter finish.
ClubGonzo (4753) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Deep copper brown body, small beige head. Aroma is strawberry, deep malts and hints of caramel. Taste is roasty dark malts, grassy hops, hints of peaches and strawberry. Bitter finish. OK, but not great and more like a roasty IPA than a brown ale.
abemorsten (3265) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-26. Clear nut brown with a creamy, light brown head. Cat piss and roasted aromas. Roasted and hoppy bitter with coffee present. Alcohol. Long, dry and roasted finish. Full body. Very nice.
Borup (8316) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, chocolate, caramel and roasted malt.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from a 0.5l bottle. Pours a really deep brown body with a low islandy beige head. Has an lovely fruity hopy aroma with pineapple, peach and apricot hints. Really fruity and nice, almost so fruity that I have my doubt that this is a brown ale. Oily mouthfeeling, it’s average carbonated and medium-bodied. Flavors are also quite fruit-hopy with nice notes of chocolate, roasted malts,a light ashy finish and a really nice longlasting roasted aftertaste. A really good beer, but as one wise man said: "This tastes like a brown india pale ale(BRIPA), and not like a brown ale "
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour wit an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is citrus, hop, pine, grapefruit, caramel, roasted malt. Nice beer.
Sigmund (5799) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Copenhagen Beer Festival. Brown colour. Lovely aroma and flavour of brown and lightly roasted malts, caramel, rye bread and a little chocolate, mixed with distinct fruity (apricot, melon, citrus) hops. I was sceptical how well Citra hops would fit in a brown ale, but Beer Here have succeeded. Good stuff!