Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at BrewDog Stockholm, 6 Dec 2013, as "Voodoo Doll") Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grainy malt, toast, apricots and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, grainy malt, apricots, citrus peel and a generous floral bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. More tropical than Christmasy in my opinion, but fresh and tasty. Nice one.
Ferris (6540) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Fresh pine and citrus with a bit of mandarin. Clear gold with a bubbly thin white head. Fresh pine and tropical fruit, pithy bitterness with an hoppy finish.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Nearly clear amber body, but lots of
little particles. Grapefruit, kiwi and cat’s pee aroma with
spicy notes. Dry-sweet wooden strawberry taste with kiwi notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish wooden spicy
aftertaste with gooseberry and cat’s pee notes. Fisherman’s
Friend traces linger. Not bad, but the hop character is a bit
odd. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)
laiti (6425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (6.8%) @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma is fruity and fresh with hops, some resiny tones and mango. Flavour has lots of resiny notes, some caramel, exotic fruits, minerals and dstant woody notes. Refreshing and nice, the minerals and wood do distiurb a bit though. Also this gets some harshly bitter and vegetable notes at the end of the glass.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.9
33 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home. Batch #320, BBE 11.10.2013
Aroma has gooseberry bush, some pine needles, exotic fruits and hints of resin. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, some biscuits, grapefruit and hints of caramel. Nothing to do with christmas but a good ipa anyway.
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Bittersweet, fruity, full bodied. Flowers. Nice dry finish. Very decent, but no wow. They have spolit us.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Majorstuen.
Glowing amber. Fruit punch, grass, pine.
Very fresh, unresistable. Light body, loads of peaches and pineapple. Then a fine dry finish creeps in.
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pourgs golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, peach, pine and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some orange marmelade, kiwi and peach. Medium body, average carbonation.
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Clear dark golden coloured, small off-white head, mild grapefruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, herbal hoppy, fruity and grassy with mild caramel and grapefruity notes. Dry hoppy finish.
deanso (6085) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Lovely aroma. very thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Very nice hoppiness. Lovely
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewdog Camden. Pours dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of piney resinous hops and orange peel. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Another pleasant hop bomb.
daniele (6056) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
discreto ambrato buona schiuma un po grossolana buona persistenza frutta esotica bella luppolatura papaya ananas lieve resina buona beva secca alcool abbastanza nascosto buon amaro non troppo intenso