Svesse (6757) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 14 Jan 2012) Golden amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, apricots and floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, citrus, tropical fruit and a generous bitterness in a finish with floral hops. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty, refreshing and quite nice.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, unpasteurised, kindly shared by our beerpal Ivar. ABV is 5.6%. Orange to amber colour, low white head. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Distinct hoppy flavour, quite nice.
mzaar (1924) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bärnstensfärgad öl som doftar mycket av karamell och bröd. Rent ljuvlig smak, som varar länge, av knäck, russin, aningen lakrits och med en högst trevlig beska. Nästan fantastisk faktiskt.
ClubGonzo (4521) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden body with a small white head. Aroma is peachy tones of hops and pine, with hints of syrup and apricot. Wonderfully fruity aroma which heightens my anticipations for the first sip. And I am not disappointed! Mellow grassy hop tones with oranges, loads of peaches and fruit-syrupy sweetness balanced finely throughout the smooth palate and the layers of hop. Hints of flowers. A very, very nice Scottish surprise; this is a hidden gem IMO.
Beersiveknown (3654) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden blonde with floral, caramel and lemon notes in the aroma. Quite pithy but also sweet with an unplacable but not unpleasant vegetal note near the finish, which is also quite sherbety.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33o ml from Le Tonneau Verre - Yverdon (CH). Beer coulour of fire, cream and fleeting foam. Very aromatic malt and hops. The taste is bittersweet, at first toffy then dominant of hops. Tasted cool. Not very complex but notes of toffy, citrus and grass. Milder as it warms, refreshing.
TEJA (1530) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden.
short beige head. Light clowdy amber color. Small piny aroma with hard roasted cara malt. The caramell is present in the taste with a clean bitterness. Not much sweetness and a finebody for a pale ale.
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26-NOV-2011, bottle @home, courtesy of Henrik.
Cloudy orange, low beige head.
Fruity, ripe fruits. Hoppy but more in an english fruity way rather than in a very bitter way.
A bit flat. Fine sweet IPA:
jamestulloch (1858) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Aroma: Clean aroma of fruity hops and cut grass.
Appearance: Clear amber body. Medium carbonation. Small, off-white head that gradually fades but leaves a reasonable amount of lacing.
Taste: Bitter grapefruit and peach flavours. Very hoppy and slightly peppery.
Palate: Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Average carbonation.
Overall: A delicious, fruity pale ale. In my opinion, one of Scotland’s best, most underrated beers. Reminds me of a more tangy, spicy version of the brilliant Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. In my experience, it’s tastier in keg than in bottle.
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Dusty aroma, some orangey hops. Cloudy orange colour, a bit dirty looking with bubbles sticking to the (clean) glass. Small stable frothy chalk white head. The flavour starts off with a good clean bitterness. Fruity malt and hop notes, citric and refreshing. Quite flavourful for a Scottish beer.