laiti (7910) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic
Aroma is quite light - or then it just cant propagate through ther thick head. It has some fruits and hops. Flavour has resin, gooseberry bush, hints of fruits and caramel. Finishes stuffy. Good.
Sarpa (1300) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ Nordic. cloudy orange with a thick offwhite head. light aroma of hops. bitter but smooth, nice balance.
ration (2108) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
220313. Tap at Nordic, Tampere. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma faint hops. Smooth silky body. Medium light body. Not Bad.
Gramoit (388) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle is a year after its Best before date, this is taken under consideration). Quite a malty pale ale with some hoppy flavours. Still quite good and very palatable. Would like to have again from a newer bottle next time.
RexTalionis (3453) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Cloudy orange, thin whitish head. Fruity, some yeast and sweet malty in aroma. Fairly bitter in taste with some yeasty notes as well. Light spicyness, some orange peel in flavor is detected. Grassy bitterness in finish.
Tide (2760) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, citrus, grapefruit, yeast and pine. Pretty decent body with mostly hops. Nice IPA, not too exciting.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l at Kittys, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape and hops.
Beer5000 (5776) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. A pretty much clear, dark golden body with a big, foamy off-white head. Aroma is mostly mature fruit and resin with light malt. Flavour is sweet pale malt, general fruity, hint of marmalade and pretty bitter. Fine body and bitter aftertaste. Decent but I miss some depth here, this is mostly a bitter beer with light, sweet malt and almost anonymous fruit. Feels too one-dimensional grassy bitter. Maybe the bottle is too old and has lost its freshness, but BBF date is still a few months ahead.
esp0r (2664) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lambertseter enjoyed at home
Dark amber red, massive tanned head. Smells of grapefruit, citrus zests, malts and caramel. Medium sweet, good dark malt tones. Heavy bitter, quite heavy on the resins, also some citrus zests. A real nice IPA, quite dry, dominated by the hops for sure through the aroma and finish
Foffern (1617) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy orange colour with a pretty big light beige creamy head. A nice fruity hoppy touch on the aroma with apricot and some floral and rye. Fruity is also the flavour with resin and lots of pine, and grassy hops rolling over in the end. Has rich and soft mouthfeel, and a heavy bitterness. Has a nice aroma but maybe too much bitterness in the flavour in my opinion, and feels a bit unbalanced.