Svesse (5688) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with toast, dried fruit and earthy, resiny hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, apricots, toast and earthy, resinous hops in the finish. A touch of cellar lurking in the background. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Well made. Quite nice.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly clear bronze coloured body with a light orange glow and a thin, one centimetre tall plain white head. Aroma of pale malt, alcohol, rice and perhaps a touch of hops - not much though. Light-bodied; Assertive grape flavour with a little malt, some alcohol notes and a funky cardboard flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of grape flavours, some light yeast notes and a hint of grassy hops - not much going on here at all. Overall, not too great with more of an emphasis on fruits than hops and the malt doesn’t blend well either - plus a bit too much alcohol flavours. I wish I would have brought something different back home - but still, nice to try from the other side of the pond. I sampled this 33 cL stubby bottle purchased from Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 03-January-2011 for €2,49 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the Atlantic on 02-July-2013.
DwarfeD (471) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Not too hazy almost clear amber with a small white head which disappeared pretty quick. Quite hoppy with hints of grass and citrus. Smooth palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Huppel the Pub, Den Haag. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a broken white head. The aroma is very malty, leading to a rich, malty, medium bitter flavour with a hint of sourness on the palate.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Huppel. Pours murky light orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is malt in the forefront, with licorice, caramel and soy. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Certainly not your average bitter.
MrHangover (1790) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ huppel. Murky amber color with small ring of off white head. Aroma is hoppy, bringing fruits and toffee to the palate. Flavor is medium sweet, not bitter at all. I taste caramel and sweet sugar tones in the flavor. Quite ok for a bitter, strange enough.
mike_77 (2419) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’Green’, fresh hop aroma. Flavour has sticky sweet sugars mixed with the hops. Some resin too. Overall is sweet and a bit fruity with bitter hop finish.
OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle@tasting 50cl. Head: thick off-white. Color:red copper. Aroma: like Orval, hops. Taste some bitter, sweets. Palate: dry, some bitter, mild. Overall: ok.
MaartenRF10 (1368) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange brown, huge off-white head. Nice citrusfruit aroma and taste (orange), some underlying caramel malts. Very nice carbon.
dutchbeerpages (1357) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I actually get honey on this and some elderberry and pineapple. Could be the cascade hops. Pleasant light bitter aftertaste. Bottle at Cafe Doerak in Delft.