mentalmind (44) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle @gastropub tuulensuu Tampere lot D, BBE 3.2012
Pours still clear with amber color. No head and very little carbonation.
Taste is like dry fudge. Very similar to the experience of taking the magic berry tablets and eating a citrus fruit. For those who don’t know what I mean, the magic berry tablets block the receptors for sour taste in your mouth changing your palate significantly. This still has the same citrus taste, but without the sourness overpowering everything. This is a very likeable beer with very interesting aging going on. Very nice.
olio (7020) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 03/2012
Originally rated on 20100805. (7+4+8+4+15)
Pours cloudy golden color with no head. Aroma of spices, citrus fruits, yeast and apricot, mild honey notes also. Flavour of apricot, spices, strong lemon and yeast. Has some faint mead-like elements. The citrus seems to get stronger with the age as does the spicyness.
Sarpa (1040) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 75cl@tuulensuu.. cloudy yellow with no head strong citrus aroma, a bit like urinal cake. a bit tart, citrucy taste with some spices, pepper.
ration (2003) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(05/2012) pours hazy golden with no head. Aroma citrusy kind of artificial smell like. Slight sour citrus taste, medium body. Not Bad.
laiti (6499) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. Rated on 25.04.2011
Aroma has lots of citrus, some urinal cake and earthy notes. Flavour is sour and somewhat acidic with lots and lots of citrus. Also some urinal cake, earthy notes and hints of peppery spices.
When this came to Gastropubs, I had a fresh bottle of this. Since that the citrus aromas have grown even more stronger.
Kavu (2658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is lemons and malts. Flavor is sour malts and lemon. Very interesting saison.
anders37 (18587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty citrus aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus finish.
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Hazy gold beer, tiny white head. Light crisp palate. Tangy lemon. Tastes like an Imperial Shandy! Slightly sour with seltzer like minerals. Well joined up tasty beer.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris O’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Hazy yellow color. Strong lemony, herbal and peppery aroma. Tart lemon totally dominates the flavor but this is nevertheless quite enjoyable.
FatPhil (9980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 750ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Super yeasty, right from the get-go. Sour and sharp both in the aroma and taste. Yet strangely, also mellow. Mellow but sharp - what a mysterious synergy. That’s why I love Fantome - you never know what they’ll come up with next!
Rerate: 750ml bottle (Nordic, Tampere) (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Almost lemonadey aroma. Given the taste, I can see why - certainly a very melony body. It’s nice and crisp without yeast, but I actually prefer the fuller body of the yeastier glass. Lemon aids the sharpness, but this time detracted from the beer.