mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured amber and hazy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained malts, pine and muistiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, mildly pine, hops, mustiness and medium bitterness. Afertaste was malty and bitter.
Nickls (2228) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Pours with a blooming two fingers of slightly off-white head that holds really well and nice sticky chunks of lacing. Really hazy brown copper hue with orange highlights.
Aroma is a bit subdued with some citrusy hoppiness that give a hint of pine; lightly sweet maltiness; pretty basic and nothing off. Taste definitely on the hoppier side, and the citrus is a bit sticky. Floral hints sneak in as well; dryish and the malt sweetness doesnít really rear with is nice. Medium MF, and a bit heavier than I would like for the style but the prickly carbonation scrapes the palate to clean between sips. (5.2% for the record). Just OK drinkability as the heaviness of the body wears on me after a bit. Tasty enough, and not a bad stab at the style. Just nothing to write home about. Solid brew
gunnfryd (13799) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, apricot, malt. bitter finish. Full bodied nice beer.
bergstaden (2117) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with light brown head - aroma of hops right from the start - well balanced between malt and hop bitterness - very nice bitterness that continues into the finish - very good beer
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bir & Fud, Roma. Hazy golden with creamy beige head. Nose and flavour of juicy passionfruit, grapefruit, lychee and caramel. Very smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a big hoppy kick. Very nice.
berlinoise2go (684) - NORWAY - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl, from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. 5.4% ABV. BB 15.11.2010. Two-inch offwhite head, slowly diminishing. Reddish amber colour, fairly clear, becoming hazier towards the end of the bottle. Fabulous nose; hoppy and sweet malty. Medium-bodied palate initially with a prominent near-IPA hop bitterness, but it finishes a bit harsh and thin, leaving a somewhat unbalanced impression.
ClubGonzo (5089) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bottle of surprise from Italy. Itís slightly pretentious name makes me put on my "stern judge glasses" as I commence to pour out a cloudy amber with a thin, white head as top. Smell is not strong, but indicates a floral, hoppy kinda thing coming up. Right indeed, the fruity American hops come blended rather elegantly with some deeper, malty notes. Strong, grassy hop; not quite IPA strength but almost. Very drinkable. Prego Italia for this one, which is an original and well-made brew, despite the fact that all those wonderful notes in there just makes me long for its big brother who has a bit more of everything there is in it. Letís hope such a version comes around my way.
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - MAR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birra di colore ambrato con una bella testa biancastra.Lí Aroma Ť maltato con alcuni frutti e punte di luppolo. Il Sapore Ť moderato e spazia tra il dolce del malto, frutta, pini e lí amaro del luppolo.
una buonissima birra da provare!
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - FEB 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. grande birra con un aroma complesso,floreale e speziato per questo blended di luppoli.al gusto prevale il luppolo e note resinose.un finale amaro e secco.equlibrata e con un buon corpo.
espenra (968) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Best before 2010-11-05. A bit hazy goldish orange colour with a with a medium big creamy head. Small dose of carbonation and some residue. Aroma is both hoppy and sweet at the same time. Some tropical fruits, pepper. The flavour is hoppy, but a bit thin and watery. Notes of hops, tropical fruits and pine. Some wood and spices in the flavour. Medium long, bitter aftertaste.