Joakgust (692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cl - Unclear amber red beer with no head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pears, honey, juniper, alcohol, yeast and some glue. Flavor is fruity sour with notes of pears, juniper, hay, bananas and mango. Very special beverage, not sure if this perhaps needed to be fresher.
Dermi (560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shelf life till 30.9.2013. 75 cl, plastic bottle. Pours cloudy rust with no head. Aroma: Toffee, malt, hints of juniper. Taste: Sweet, mild bitterness. Some yeast. Palate: Medium body, creamy. Good and balanced.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brown orange-ish, hazy with no head. Aroma is banana, juniper, pines and yeast. Much more malty than hoppy. Flavour is banana, juniper, yeast, a bit of sweet and a bit of alcohol. No carbonation. Full, oily texture.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, Plastic flesje, oranje kleur, niet helder, ruikt en smaakt fruitig, zoet, weinig koolzuur, aardbei
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is very sweet caramel, almost candy and medicinal like, some molasses, liquorice and spices. Flavour is tangy, fryuity, candy like of red fruits. Interesting.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of candy, bubblegum and yeast. Quite sweet flavour, malts, strawberry, wood and green grass. Rather sweet finish, apple and malts. Nice and original beer!
(From 75cL plastic bottle shared @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. With thanks to tiong for sending me this in the Local Beer Swap - Euro edition)
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber a bit hazy beer with a white head. Malty and very sweet aroma. Malty, sweet and fruity flavour.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled this plastic bottled monster @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Hazy orange colour with no head. Smells lots of herbs, sweet, spices and somewhat alcoholic. Tastes sweet, lots of herbs and spices and some alcohol. Full body, soft carbo. Meh.
jfb (3154) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, huge thanks to tinus for sharing!) pours a murky deep amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, marzipan, heavy chestnut honey, brown sugar and lime. flavour is gooseberries and sugar icing, with a heavy sweetness, a hint of alcohol and a light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. clear plasti PET bottle (yes!) @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to Martinus. My first Sahti. Murky amber with almost no head. Nose is sweet malts, sugar, caramel, brown honey and some toffee. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, candy sugar, sweet caramel, fruits, sweet spices, quite sweet. Slightly sticky malts & honey body. Really surprised how sweet this was, I didn’t expect Sahti to be sweet. Quite liked it, nice to try finally a Sahti.