bark (255) - Linköping, - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. After many months, I have finally traced down all of the Swedish Easter beers of 2005!
The colour is very dark brown-amber, the pale brown foam forms a slowly sinking head.
The smell is somewhat burned with notes of dates, raisins, marzipan and pumpernickel. OK, but it could have been even richer.
The taste is fruity and burned-bitter with a full-bodied touch of dry, dried fruits. The quite long aftertaste is bitter with salty notes and a flavour of roasted hazelnuts and a touch of gravy.
The carbonation is quite soft.
I think this rather robust beer suits Christmas time than Easter.
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The smell and the taste is malty and metallic, there are also some shades of chocolate, fruit and hops.
Cunningham (5652) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a tan head. Moderate sweet aroma with some roasted malt. Also a moderate sweet flavour. Light fruity and some roasted malt as weel. This used to be one of my favourites, and I actualla still have one bottle. But probably no point to open it after all this years.
Backlog:Bottle from Systembolaget in Strømstad, Sweden
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A red-brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and honey, while the flavor is sweet and sour with notes of lemon, leading to a very dry end. There is just something with the flavor that I don’t like - the sourness the weakness...
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Dark amber (copper) coloured, beige bubbly head. Some caramel, malt and hops in aroma. Flavour is caramellish, oakish and a bit roasted. Aftertaste is caramellish, though not very sweet. Beerstyle is something like porter meets dunkel. A bit sticky palate.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) The back label claims this is a "Märzen" which must be a complete misunderstanding. This beer is dark brown, close to black with a red, warm glow and a beige head. The flavour is burned, almost like charcoal and very bitter. Reminds me mostly of a Stout. Has a suspicious resemblance to the same brewery’s Christmas beer. 190802
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a dark redbrown, with a small tan head. Aroma is of caramel, and sweet malts. Taste is sweet malty, with some notes of dark roasted mlts.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color like opaque cola. Small, disappearing beige head. Quite thin body but strong notes of coffee and liquorice. Not bad.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light roasty malt aroma. Borwn to reddish body, small off-white head. Some malt in flavor, quite thin and weak.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty aroma. Weak malty flavour. Quite thin and boring. Does not taste like an Oktoberfest/Märzen.
joergen (23578) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown coloured with a beige head.
Malty aroma with notes of dried fruits.
Flavour of malts, peaches and berries.