Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is of sweet mandarin citrus, green herbs, flowers, dry honey, spicy bread, syrup, dough, nutshells, canned fruits, mild strawberry ice cream and light caramel. Lots of subtle aromas, yet surprisingly simple on the nose. Soft hops alongside a clean, crystal and tiny roasted malt profile. The flavour is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of bitter herbs, citrus peel, bread, nutshells, fruits, flowers and light dough. The flavour is clean, almost hard with a light papery touch. Medium carbonation. Floral, citric and cookie-like finish. Light to medium bodied. Ok, not fantastic.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma: American hops, sweet malt, caramel, herbs, bread, citrus. Flavor: American hops, light grape/citrus, herbs, light nuttiness, a bit chemical. Dry and harsh bitter finish.
Nisse666 (5161) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2010-03-18, Göteborg
AR: hoppy, red fruits, and some honey sweetness
AP: amber body, 3 cm high frothy white foam
F: medium + bitterness, hoppy bomb - this is an IPA, not an easter beer!
But as an IPA quite OK
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden/amber color, quite nice offwhite head. Hoppy grassy fruity aroma, with some bready notes.
Bready flavor, fruity notes and quite hoppy, metallic and qith citrus. Quite clean long bitter finish,
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper liquid with a medium sized white foam that left big chunks on the side of the glass.
Lager-like smell, bread, malt, citrus and just a little bit of metal and hops.
Grassy hops, malt, citrus and also some fruits. Can’t quite distinguish which, but feels like a faint tangerine taste.
Medium smooth with a medium thick body. Feels ok I have nothing to complain about really.
Comment: A fairly easy to drink American pale ale that I initially mistook for a lager. The only thing that made me think otherwise before trying it was the foam that didn’t look much any lager I’ve seen. Even as I drink it I find some characteristics that I relate to regular Danish lagers. Not sure why I draw that reference, could it be the yeast? It’s also very moderately hopped, which is a bit disappointing.
This beer might work with your Easter dinner, but I have a feeling it’s better suited for that first Spring sun. Find shelter from the cool winds and I think this beer would come to it’s best.
ekstedt (6030) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget, labeled as "Easter bird". Clear amber, medium off-white head. Bready cookie aroma with floral and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Mild bitter finish.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labeled as Easter Bird. Pours a clear amber with a nice head leaving some lacing. Some sweet malty, biscuity aromas as well as a faint of raisins. The hops are present as well with some resins and citrus in the aroma. Taste is malty at first but the hops kicks in towards the end. Medium-bodied.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colour with slowly diminishing head. Aroma is flowery hoppy with bit of dough or baking yeast a la homebrewer style, with just a touch of tropical fruits. Flavour is pretty much the same, and after is a pleasant bitterness that leans towards of that of an IPA, but it’s dry and little papery which is not all that nice. All in all a nice surprise.
Joakgust (1141) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl - Clear copper beer with a medium sized head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, nuts, grass and bitter apple peal. Flavor is malty with notes of nuts, hops, grass and spices. Very bitter ending and rather unbalanced.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. This bottle has the name Easter Bird but I’ve heard that is just an alias for this (Early Bird) particular easter beer. Pours out in a clear pale amber colour with a cotton-like lasting white foam. Really fruity and aromatic aroma of mandarin and mild flowers. Medium-bodied with fresh but overpowering notes of of resin, mandarin, lemon-rind and mild grass. Gentle and smooth mouthfeel. Long medium-bitter finish of oily grassy hops, mandarin and lemon-zest.. I’ve never sampled a beer from this brewery before and I’m pleasantly surprised.