laiti (4549) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home as ”Super‐Charged Saison”, bottled 12.07.2012, BBE 12.07.2022
Aroma has is somewhat stale with citrus, some orange and distant earthy notes. Flavour has berries, caramel, resin, apricot and some solvent‐like alcohol htat turns burning after some sips. Sticky palate, even stickier towards the end of the glass. Too messy, too much berries and alcohol.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 12.07.2012.
Pours hazy mahogany color with a large head. Aroma of ripe fruits, hops, caramel, mild malts, herbal notes and some toffee. Flavor of berries, caramel, malts, ripe fruits, goose berries and some yeast. Quite stuffy, some alcohol burn, ripe fruity finish. A bit messy.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber ruby in the glass. Medium offwhite head that lasts. Aroma of citrus and sweetness. Great mouthfeel, and supersweet taste. Alot of candysugar in the taste, almost quad-like. Also quite spicy. Hoppy aftertaste. This is my kind of beer! Definately the best sIPA I’ve had so far.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden amber and translusent with a tiny white head that disappears. Smells like saison - citrus and yeast. Almost chewable, extremely sweet but is balanced out by the hops of the IPA and the spices. Recomendable!
IluvatarMilan (221) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown body with a small white head. Nose is powerfully fruity, strawberry, cherry, some hops. Taste is equally (red) fruity, sweet, dry bittering hops. Aftertaste is dry and fruity but also a tad alcholic.
Countbeer (3668) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle:
Medium sized vast and thicker creamy head, changes slowly, on top of a hazy amber colored beer.
Smell is pretty strange: lots of rubber with flowers, yellow fruit, barleys and some spiced alcohol.
Taste is a strange mix of barleys, fruit (apricot, peach, berry, grapefruit), rubber, alcohol, spices, flowers and cream. After a while the alcohol has a pretty dominating nasty factor in this beer.
Aftertaste is fruity (apricot and peach), wheat, bitters, malts, herbs and some floral tones.
Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
A bit out of balance, strange beer. Specially on the rubber, rubber taste and smell are not bad in beer, but not when there is much rubber in the taste and smell (and it smells like, yes, condoms)... The soft silky oily fruity side straightens it out...
_angst_ (2091) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours heavy cloudy goldenish brown with a frothy brownish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with toasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, lemon zest, hazelnuts, lemon juice, overripe tropical fruits, alcohol, cookie dough and hints of shampoo and shellfish. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, sweet dark bread, alcohol, orange peal, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, lemony soap, pine, fresh grass, prunes and hazelnuts. Mouthfeel is round, slightly astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, sweet dark bread, orange peal, marmalade, pine, resinous wood, pineapple and mango. Tired east coast IIPA.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Cloudy orange/grey beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hazelnut aroma, walnuts, creamy, caramel, spicy notes, fruity, citrus, warming alcohol, biscuits, vanilla. Malty nutty flavor, vinous, sourish, figs, grapes, creamy, caramel, warming alcohol, hoppy, perfume aroma, raisins.
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine, peaches, alcohol, yeast, tropical fruits. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, peaches, alcohol, yeast, tropical fruit, pine. full body. Nice beer.
esox (906) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour, frothy and lacy head. Aroma is full of exotic fruity and slightly piney hops and phenolic yeast notes. Some pineapple and ripe/fermented fruitiness. Taste is sweet, almost sugary and heavily fruity. Drier in the finish with decent bitterness, but overall it’s way too sweet. Heavy and sugary palate. Unbalanced and not refreshing at all.