manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles of different vintages @ One Pint Pub. The sea buckthorn puckers on and the tartness gives a nice ride. The flavors arent too varied but its not really needed for a beer like this that is supposed to really highlight this particular bërry. Slightly vinous, funky and bitter sour.
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Jer. Cloudy light orange color with a white head. Ooof. Rubber, plastic, and soda water aromas. Lots of salt, lemon juice, and a touch of grass. The taste isn’t much better and is actually quite watery. Fairly salty and rubbery. At least some decent citric qualities of lemon and kumquat. A touch acetic. Really disappointing.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
> A band-aid phenol and seltzer/plastic disappointment
[ Bottle ][ Jer ][ 375mL ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Thank you Jer for this ghost wale! 2005 bottle. Served blind alongside Mikkeller SpontanSeabuckthorn. Pours a low haze bright golden with good white foam. Nose is band-aid phenols, neoprene, fresh salt spray, mild bologna (this must be an off flavor from the seabuckthorn fruit). Taste is watery, plastic, mild seltzer, huge citric lemon. Palate is lemon seltzer. Not much to this one.
>!< beat out by Mikkeller SpontanSeabuckthorn
gn0sis (53) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled the 2004 vintage in the US in 2012 thanks to Jerry- very fresh and salty, pure sea buckthorn coupled with bracing acidity. Also had the pleasure of sampling the 02 (batch one) and 04 vintage yet again at One Pint Pub in Helsinki in Sept. 2013 with Fredrik, Ludvig and Magnus. A memorable experience however the saltiness of the beer is almost too much a distraction to really get into without a lot of focus. A curiosity to try and a great excuse to visit Marko at One Pint on a rainy evening in Finland.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 37,5 cl @ One Pint Pub; 2003 vintage. Pours clear redish orange amber with a good lacing off white head. Aroma is dry astringent subtile stable fruity a bit earthy Flavor is very nice sour funky lemon juice astringent tart fruity; balaced stuff with nice tasty finish.
villevav (221) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kevyt, hedelmäinen, tyrninen maku. Maku täydellisen kirpeä, hyvin hapan. Gueuzemainen jälkimaku.
fredrik_ (89) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had the 2003 and 2002 vintages @ One Pint Pub.
Great beer however the "worst" of the finland exclusives. Still a great beer with a great taste.
Ludvig (118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 375ml bottle cork 2003 (thanks bearded guy for the opportunity to try the first batch)
375ml bottle cork 2004
so i had two of these and my preference was to the older one due to the rich berry flavor that was in that compared to the "fresher" one. a straight on fruit lambic, it tasted of what it stated tyrni or sea buckthorn, so it was lambic with fruit.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split with the missus. Pours gold with a slight white head. Funky, unfamiliar aroma. Lots of barnyard but some strange fruit. Taste is excellently tart. Fruity, puckering. Pretty all right.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 16.08.2013, 0,375l bottle (bottled 2005 / brewed 2003) @ One Pint Pub:
Paying €45 for a 1/2 bottle of beer is not something I normaly do (Utopias beeing worth whatever it will cost not included). But this one I just had to have! Nice quiet evening, sitting all alone outside the bar, starting to get a little dark outside, enjoying this bottle of long sought beer all by myself. And "OMG!" what a beer this is!! This is SO incredibly nice I could drink it every day for the rest of my life: Nice creamy longlasting head, looks fantastic. Aroma is really nice and balanced sour, lemons, sorrel, citrus peel, grass, rhubarb, sea buckthorn. Taste is very fresh and sour, sea buckthorn, fresh lemons, sorrel, raw rhubarb, citrus peel, oak. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Theese divine drops are worth every penny, and then some...