Skinnyviking (6285) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy off-white lasting head. Clear orange body. Oranges lemon malt hay herbal aroma. Hops dominated fruity flavor with a long bitter aftertaste and low carbonation.
Frovigalning (2667) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy honey-golden liquid with a big white foam that slowly disappeared and left lots of lacing.
Hops, grass, earth, earth cellar. Not very strong smell but definitely noticeable.
Flat taste. Hint of hops, some sugar, wet paper and most dominant earth. It tasted like an old murky earth cellar.
Low carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.
I’m a bit dissapointed, which I rarely am with Dugges beer. First of all it didn’t taste like a premium lager (not sure if that is a bad thing though). It tasted more like an english bitter or similar type, but with an odd funky earth flavour. I also missed hops and that malty bread flavour.
However on the bright side it was easy to drink and I reckon it could work on a hot summer day. Maybe also with some regular home cooked food.
Nisse666 (3666) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonus at the scotish/thai tasting 2010-02-06, bottle , Göteborg
thin IPA, american hops (as usually), fruity - pear,
roosm (4) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
We tried a bottled Dugge’s Spring Beer. Dark amber and cloudy appearance. Surprisingly light foam (compared to the usual Dugges) even though still heavy for being a lager. A strong taste of hops (for being a lager, though not close to other Dugges). Very refreshing, citrus tasting lager, but of course again on the heavy side for being a lager. Overall a very nice lager. Though I was disappointed since I was hoping for an even heavier more hoppy beer this was a really nice heavy tasting lager.
If you want to try a nice Dugges I would rather recommend an Avenyn Ale or a 1/2 Idjit. Maybe a nice Bollox! Cheers!
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, rich creamy head. Strong hoppy nose with hay, melon and strawberry. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel. The malt has pleasant buttery tones. Medium bitterness. A good beer with plenty of interesting flavours. The somewhat clean, hard mouthfeel reduces the drinkability a little. This is a style of beer that I really like - and this beer has come a long way in the right direction.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a nice fluffy long lasting head. Aroma is full of sweet oranges and peaches. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t live up to the expectations from the aroma. The hop flavor is hidden under a rather harsh bitterness.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a hazy yellow-orange colour with a nice white foamy head, which leaves lacing on the glass. Aroma is rather hoppy with typical citrus fruits and grass. There’s some hay-ish notes with some toffee underneath. Flavour is more malty than the smell, with bread, hay and some light butterscotch which is balanced by a grassy, hoppy finish with hints of citrus. Overall impression is somewhat fruity which I guess is due to a higher fermentation-temp. Body is medium, but still a bit thin, the carbonation is soft and nice though. A nice lager, but I hoped for a little more (though after reading some negative rewievs I’m happy it turned out this good).
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: vinous yeast, european and american hops (oh yes, I love this combo). Utterly beery, I do appreciate this. Bready and only slightly sweetish malt.
Flavour: Hoppy, sourish and slightly sweet. The malt forms most of the body though. Not bad, but pretty weak. This is definitely a beer to be paired with some food, maybe a light seaweed salad or a summery sandwich. Slightly soaplike quality kicks in a fter a while – nice. Too much flowery-yeasty sweetness in the aftertaste for my liking though.
Appearance: hazy orange (always a pretty combo) with frothy, slightly orange tinted white head.
Palate: Very light, sappy, and flatter than optimal for a beer this weak and yet it is quite elegant and rustic.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour, bubbly off-white head, lacing. Aroma is malty, some citric notes, nutty, grass, straw tropical fruits.
Flavour is fruity, has a distinct bitterness and some notes of tropial fruits, bit watery. M: clean crisp.
T: good flavours pity that it has the watery quality.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper colour with a dense white had that leaves neat lazings on the glass. Aroma is sweet and somewhat herbal with notes of red fruit, grass and minerals. Flavour is full of minerals, bread, light fruit and grass. Mouthfeel is fairly full for a lager with nice natural carbonation. Ends on a bready, slightly bitter note with lingering fruity sweetness.