Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle version, thanks to KnutAlbert. Small skinny strip of white foam. Plain amber body colour. Sweet smell of fruits and malts. Rounded taste of dried fruits where the raisin is detectable. Discreet dry bitter ending. Palate on the sweet side. Medium to thin bodied (RateBeer table, CBF 08.05.2010).
Fin (6641) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can’t remember where this one came from, if it was from Ian Harrisoni (thanks) but equally I may have got it from Morrissons at Aylesbury so in that case thanks to me Amber in colour with some bubbles around the rim. Some sweet fruits on the nose. Found this to be just a bit tiresom had plenty of sweetness but it tasted artificial bit sacchriney, not much bitterness, in fact not much at all really chucked the last third of it away as became bored of it.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze with white halo. Needs some agitation to be roused into any kind of head, and it dies fairly instantly. Smells promising (once it’s de-chilled), with brazen caramel, vanilla pod, creaky tun, chewy raisin, very subtle Goldings-like mustiness creeping up in the background. Flavours of rum-sodden barrel, gnawed pencil, candle wax, caramel, walnut, stale paperiness, butter cookie. What happened to the raisins?
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet light raisin and barley malt aroma. Dark amber color with large head. Lightly sweet raisin, toffee malt and lightly bitter grassy hops. Medium body. Raisin beer didn’t really sound like it was going to be very good but this surprised me - Very nice beer.
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is fruit, raisin and sweet caramel. The flavour is quite bitter with notes of fruit, light spice and some hops. Bitter hoppy finish.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body. Fruity earthy raisiny aroma with perfumy notes. Dry-sweet plastic earthy mealy taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry fruity earthy plastic aftertaste with mealy buttery notes. Not bad, but could do without the plastic. (0.1l from bottle at DBF’11.)
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Warrington. Very lively pour, with a big off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Prominent raisin aroma with some caramel and spicy hops. Fruity flavour, with more sweetness and a short, bitter finish. The raisin edge became cloying as more of the bottle was drunk. Ok.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cgravieuk. Loads of rich fruity malt in the aroma, plums and noteable raisin, almond sweetness. Taste is rich maltys, biscuity toffee, not as much fruit as the aroma, peppery hints with spicey dark fruits in the finish, pluckering in the mouth. Nice bottled ale forsure.
rosenbergh (5560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.
Clear amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Caramel, dark fruits and raisins in fruity sweet aroma.
Sugar, raisins, dark fruits, some hops and malt in flavour.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival.
Fruity, sweet, nice raisin aftertaste. High carbonation, probably necessary to avoid it to get too cloying.