JensenTaster (1719) - - DEC 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(in bottle) very drk brown/reddish, steady, white head. heavy malted, sparkling nose, sourdough notes, grainy sent. Perfedt carbonation takes the alcohol and the semi-tart malt taste to a new high. Very impressive balance between the rye and it´s firm palate and a zingy, refreshing mouthfeel. Lashing sugars in the finish, makes a really nice pair with the alcoholic feel and the woody/dry malted notes. Proud to be nordic, am I.
tfredvik (796) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber body with a small, short-lived, light-brown head. Strong and sweet aroma with a vinous feel, notes of caramel, burnt sugar, dark fruits and spices (is that anise in the back?). Lots of sweetness in the taste, almost a bit too much, and there isn’t much bitterness to back up the sugar attack. Flavours of alcohol, caramel, burnt sugar, dark fruits, spices and herbs. Full bodied, smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation. A good one, even though I don’t find it as amazing as the average Ratebeerian.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 16 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
mkel07 (2514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Big deep head of honeycomb coloured foam. The beer is deep amber in colour with a fullness in the mouth that is very satisfying.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Bottle @ home .. New Label as NORDIC RYE ALE .. Brew at De Proef, Belgium… It pours light murky dark brown with a medium light brown head … very nice looks! the aroma is banana, light roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and light dark fruits…. The flavor is light roasted malt, light burnt caramel, brown sugar, bitter citrus hops, biscuits with some alcohol finish …
mmahut (296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body is dark ruby with low creamy head, medium lasting. Aroma has sweet caramel notes with ongoing bitterness in the background. Little bit roasted with rye hints. Taste is sweet with low bitterness, noble. Body is medium, with light carbonation.
hirigalzkar (2004) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet, grainy and boozy. The bitterness comes from spices, rather than the hops.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[20-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours orange to bronze with a small head, aroma of toffee, caramel and some coffee, flavor of dark bread, caramel and coffee, medium bodied
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/20/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Clear deep amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, rye spiciness and a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish malty flavor, caramelly, a bit toasty, with some rye, light fruitiness and a drier finish with light bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Koelschtrinker (9452) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Zuckrig getreidiger Antrunk. Die Getreidenoten bleiben vorhanden, leider auch die Süße. Die Malzigkeit wird intensiver, süffig, durch die Getreidigkeit wird die Süße etwas zurück gedrängt. 9/8/9/9//9
Cousin_Larry (188) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bread and chocolate aroma. Flavor much like aroma with some rye bitterness. A really good beer but not worth the $10 price tag.
gyllenbock (3674) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of malt, nuts, caramel, bread and some berries. Medium body and with quite a lot of carbonation. An ok beer.