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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye, brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
(pint can) Pours red amber, with a creamy buff head. Aroma is pleasantly complex - Butter biscuit, slightly sweet, a bit of spice. Taste starts like a Scotch Ale, slightly sweet, malty, then the finish adds a dry, bitter component to the sweeter start, creating some balance to the initial Scotch Ale impression. Mouthful is unctous leaving some sweet and some bitter on the palate - creme brulee with bitter orange. Overall a very interesting brew. The rye and the hops add a new, and pleasant dimension to what would otherwise be a somewhat familiar profile


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17052) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Tap @ Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Hazy deep red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, berries and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. 260716

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coast2coast (2) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
From a can; tasted in a glass. A: Deeply roasted barley, caramel, dark toast, bitter hops A: clear deep red-brown; creamy thick beige head that dissipates within a minute or two T: dark toast, roasted barley, roasted nuts; assertive hops throughout palate P: medium body, slight astringency O: Would try this beer again especially if a fresh can or on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5411) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
On tap at O’Connors. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is malty, slight smoke, hops and some catty notes (especially when the beer was untouched for 5 minutes). Taste is malty, quite complex, smoky notes and unclear hop notes. Faint alcohol. in the finish. I like.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5535) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Tap at Tommyknockers, Helsinki. Colour is deep dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, caramel, some grain, some hops and malts. Not very enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiong (6289) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Draught @Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Pours dark reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, berries and hints of sourness. Taste is filled with off flavors, sourness, earthiness and tart notes with some berries and caramely malts. Finish is messy and feels off with some sourness, berries and caramel. Feels off.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiosna (591) - - JUN 14, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 0,2 l hana @ TommyKnockers. Kaunis punertavan meripihkan ruskea, sameahko. Tuoksussa kirpeää marjaa, humalaa ja mallasta. Maussa happamuutta, lampaan villaa, humalaa ja selvästi mallasta lopussa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (520) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Pours bubbly red orange with a massive foamy and noisy yellowed head. Naturally forming wet lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and rye with a touch of pepper. Taste follows - quite sweet. Caramel with rye malts and a nice mild hoppy bitterness. Well-balanced for sure. A touch of booze out back. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Tap at Beer Hunters. Dark red color, good cloudy beige head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, malts and herbal notes. Medium-bodied. Herbal, caramel, grass, bretta tartness, vegetables. A bit alcoholic, even thin. Somewhat dry and harsh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3942) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
A small taste from tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a high off-white head. Aroma is malts with some brett. Flavor is slightly fruity malts with some more brett and hops. It’s not bad but I’m pretty sure this shouldn’t be sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5246) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Tap@1pp. Orange-reddish hazy. Vinegar and funk on nose, resinous malty, pines. Fullish body. Not really tart, but dryish feel still, bitter, pine biting finish. Possibly a foul keg unless its supposed to smell like a sour. Lots of malts, sort of nice easy body tho for the abv and malt presence (..which might be unintended). Flavourful, but feels just messy now.

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