Maakun (242) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @ Brouwcafe. Not sure of the version, but it probably wasn’t in a cask so I’ll rate it here. Chestnut brown with reddish hue. Medium white head. Light roasted malts, honey, berries, some cherry. Medium sweet. Medium-light bodied with light carbonation.
freiksenet (66) - - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Ale amber, transparent, small head. S: Strong raw malt. T: Trace malts, goes into bitterness, some dark fruit tanginess, long fruity and hopsy finish. M: Medium. O: Decent ale, bit on malty smell. Some decent taste overtones.
Beerheart65 (868) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nicely nuanced and malty. dark bread, nuts, bit woody. Mahogany brown bit just little bit red, long but thin head is creamy, ok lacing. Medium body, soft and round, creamy, slightly bitter, sweet, good aromatic finish, soft carbonation. Tasty one to enjoy.
Marstonlad (320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear reddish copper with a mediocre white head. Aroma of sweet, syrupy maltiness with berries, fruits and butter - seems slightly too sweet for me. Taste is also sweet, malty and fruity. Notes of caramel, dried fruits, some raisin. Should be bitter but isn’t really, hoppiness is pretty mild. Palate is medium bodied, nicely full given the strength, smooth and sticky. Looks and feels OK but doesn’t really have much depth.
MikeKeller (723) - Kemi, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Pub Graali, Oulu. Something about these sweet and flat beers make them almost undrinkable for me and get a headache during drinking them.
ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
080213. Tap at Soho, Tampere. Pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma crystal malts, berries. Low Palate. Very English. Not Bad.
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are berries, dryness and some sweet malts.
mike_77 (2669) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bready, yeasty aroma. Body is thin and watery. This has a yeasty, sharp edge. Some sweet, fruity blackberry can be found in the background.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown 500ml bottle, best before 15 Jan 2012, poured into a UK pint sleeve in Sep 2011.
Auburn body with a cream/off-white head of bubbles.
The smell was of dark red berry pie, fruits and pastry combined to give a distinct and different aroma to your average beer. Tart in both ways, meaning sharp and fruity, the taste was the same, an alcoholic fruit tart.
Really liked it, interesting, well blended and certainly unusual.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Linköping. Amber beer with an ok offwhite head. Malty aroma, metal notes, fruity. Malty flavor, some metal, bready, some bitterness. Fruity malty finish.