Borup (10731) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from a plastic bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, alochol, malt and fruit.
anders37 (22269) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plastic bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty vegetable aroma. Fruity malty weak sour spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty sour tart finish.
dwyerpg (5428) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very similar to the lighter version. The alcohol is just slightly more noticeable and the juniper just slightly more intense. A strange brew, that I’m certain must vary widely between breweries.
DKSTRATH (6) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s in the 1001 beers to try before you die, and I’m in Tampere, Finland. So why not indulge.
Bananas! On the nose and on the palate.
I was informed by my host to drink it very chilled. Admits not bad. Not good though. You feel the strength hit you, but it doesn’t taste strong. Perfectly drinkable! Although its 75cl and 10% might stop you having too many that nigh.
IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A big "Mahalo" to Rosenbergh (Jan) for dragging this and another dozen or so beers all the way from Finland to Hawaii! Very similar in appearance and aroma to the 8% version. Sweet, bananas and caramel with bubblegum and light alcohol .A hazy caramel colored beer. Very sweet & fruity. Very little carbonation. Not sure if it’s the extra 2% that gives this an extra kick, but I prefer this, stronger Sahti.
Leighton (17798) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plastic bottle shared to commemorate the finale of Jack’s visit to London. Thanks to Paul for this fine offering. Pours hazy golden-brown. The nose holds doughy wheat, orange and ripe, bruised up banana. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, syrupy, with more old banana, wheat dough. Full bodied, soft, oily and chewy. Viscous. Warming on the finish with chewy, ripe fruits, banana, bread. OK stuff.
Theydon_Bois (16261) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Scopey, 14/07/15.
Murky orange amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is earthy fruit, light fart, spice, rhubarb, straw.
Taste is a little harsh, rich dark fruit, juniper, spice, bitter edge.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet’n’sour lickings.
Ok but preferred the lower ABV version.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Paul for this unusual beer. Hazy reddish amber with no head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, no carbonation. Bubblegum. Tangy fruits. Cranberry. Little spice. Light finish. Holds together quite well and is certainly tasty.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Plastic bottle @ Clerkenwell Share. Thanks, Paulo. Hazy deep amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Really strong musty fermented apple aroma. Quite sweet and fruity. Berry mash and notes of allspice and cinnamon. The flavor is tangy and a touch acidic. Caramel-steeped grain. Musty peach skin. Pretty thick and chewy. Strange, but not unappealing.
The_Osprey (5546) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Many thanks to Paul for another sahti. Clear plastic bottle, BB Aug 2015, 10.1%. Cloudy dirty orange, no head at all, still. Aroma is apple, earthy, plastic, alcohol. Body is medium, light carbonation, smooth. Taste is honey, earthy, resinous, solvent. More solvent in the flavour than in their normal sahti. Preferred the other version.