LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden with an off-white head leaving lacing.
Aroma: toast, sweat, elderberries, currants, some butter.
Taste: honey, salt, currants, red berries (och röd blandsaft), some grapefruit, caramel. Low to medium bitter with dry finish. The alcohol feels higher than it is.
Not that enjoyable actually, and here I was saving HBC to last, thinking this would be the best one...
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the klooster, delft.
Thick white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Lively grapefruit bitterness. Yummy.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle part of a IPA is dead box shared with daje at Amundsen
Copper clear, white head. Smells of citrus, tea, zests. Taste is medium sweet, some citrus too. Heavy bitter finish, quite resiny and zesty. Medium body, average carbonation, ligth oily texture. This hop is quite new and i don’t know many beers that use it. Still i have to say that it prefer the Galaxy from the box set
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber orange with a beige head. The aroma here has lots of forrest notes, pine, resin and earth along with alot of fruity notes like sweet orange, tangerine, pear and slight citrus. Behind this there is a malty sweetness. Taste has orange, plums, pear, resin, rather grassy, caramel, resin, pine, bitter hops, very dryish, tangerine, citrus, lime and mandarin. Pretty smooth.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of exotic fruits, goose berry bush and some nettle and floral notes. Flavour of fruits, caramel, mild goose berries and hay. Decent.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Kahdet Kasvot. Batch #071, BBE 13.03.2013
Vertical tasting with Motueka, Galaxy, HBC and Challenger
Aroma is rather strong on gooseberry bush. Also some bready malt and hints of biscuits. Flavour has gooseberries, some bready malt and biscuits. A bit odd but drinkable.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a copper orange colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of sweetish malts, weak exotic fruits and hay. Flavour of sweet malts, exotic fruits, harsh malts, honey, nuts and some toffee. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, malty and fruity bitter finish. Good.
Vignale (1640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Den klart fruktigaste i årets fyrpack. Massor av mogen mango, grape och persika i så väl doft som smak. Söt doft men något stramare smak med trots allt ganska måttlig beska. Gott såklart och kanske den bästa i paketet, men kanske inte den mesta spännande. Där vinner nog Motueka.
TEJA (1182) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Case of all 4 from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Thick and lasting beige head over a clear amber beer.
Very fresh blond grape aroma. Huge hop taste and a litle sharp bitterness. Big body and dry for such a strong beer.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is very fruity malts. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Quite full and well balanced. Nice.