holdan (260) - USA - FEB 18, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow with thin head. Aroma fruity. Taste from hops and fruit, mostly grape. Light bitter. Body medium, texture thin, fizzy carb, Light bitter finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Systembolaget. A dense, finger of shiny white head, over a foggy, golden orange body. Hoppy aroma, tropical, citrus, faint pine and resin. Some dry, malty notes is noticable. Taste is dry and hop driven, not really bitter, but with lots of fruitiness from the flavoring hops . Subdued malt body. Feels thinnish in the mouth. Could use some residual sugers to power up the body. Anyway, good quenching abilities in this one, and absolutely sessionable on hot day.
hirigalzkar (2730) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A beer with hoppy qualities. The malts are not strong enough to balance the hops wich makes it a bit unbalanced.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma: Sweet, fruity, banana, tutti-frutti candy, pine. Flavor: Sweet, fruity, grassy, some butter, light citrus, light bitterness. Fruity and "unclean" lager.
Furseth (2056) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Bottle:Hazy yellow/red colour, wiyh a werry nice head. aroma is werry fruity and citric,and sweet maltynes. Flavor had a nice smouth mild mouthfeeling of citrus,flowers and fruits. The house carakter is dominated here, with lots of US hops. Werry nice! Thin to medium body, even its had only 4.7% alc. Medium fruity finish. Well done, and a nice alternative to Brooklyn lager,!
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Citric mango hops aroma with strawy notes. Dry citric catnip taste with fruity resiny notes. Thin body. Dusty mouthfeel. Dry citric mealy aftertaste with papery notes. Not bad, but too thin-bodied. (0.5l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by OleR. Thanks! Slightly hazy pale yellow, with a small white soapy bubbly head. Aroma is very fruity, mostly tropical fruits, apricots, mango, citrus, spruce, and an undefinable sweetness. Slightly skunky. Loads of refreshing hop bitterness in the flavour profile, but it lacks a bit of sweetness to balance it out just a little bit more. Should also have been a bit fuller bodied, could have had less agressive carbonation as well.
Nemesis (3) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2010 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with a light white head. Aroma consists of nice, light citrus tones. Flavour is dominated by clear citrus and apricot tones. An all-in-all nice refreshing lager.
Rune (10519) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget, Linköping Gyllentorget. Tiny, beige head. Gold-copper body, slightly unclear. Grass-leafy aroma. Mildly flavoured with juicy malts followed by a rather sharp bitter ending. Soft carbonated. Easy to quaff (hotel room, 05.02.2010).
Joakgust (1307) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cl - Semi hazy orange amber beer with a disappearing white head. Aroma is malty with notes of oranges, citrus, caramel, butterscotch and pine. Flavor is malty with notes of citrus, butterscotch and herbs. Beautiful looking lager, with a lovely aroma. Flavor is slightly disappointing though.