madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled: Dusty amber coloured. Not much head. Flavour of eelsmoked salami and bacon. Very smoky. Flavour is very roasty and smoked. Is surprinsingly vague and watery in the end. I much admit, that its interesting, but I find it rather bad. I’ll give an extra point for the bottle.
jonas (5259) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoke, burned hay, oranges and herbs (juniper obviously).
Cloudy amber, low head.
Flavors of burned hay, wood and the cremated remains of the brewers grandmother.
Plenty of herbs and citrus in the aftertaste.
Flatish medium body.
What an amazing taste experience!
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky fruity smell, like juniper dropped on a barbecue. Banana ester, burnt applewood, apples. Cloudy orange-brown with no head. Flat medium thick body. Smoky fruity taste, apples, burnt wood. Finish is mild smoky, light burning of the sinuses like standing near a htcdog roast. Smoky after.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(sampled at Clemati Medeltidskrog, Visby, Sweden) This batch was cloudy and brown with hints of ruby. Very smokey aroma with hints of honey and yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity with some sharp smokey notes. Long, long tasty and very warming finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, deep-brown appearance, sweetish malt and smokey aroma, sweetish on the palate with a hint of smokiness, little bits of sediment floating around here and there, but certainly interesting drinking, quite unique beer, thanks per!!!!
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown and somewhat cloudy in both color and appearance. Creamy, well maintained off white head. Sharp burnt/smoky aroma and flavor with a pronounced alcohol mouthfeel. Interesting yet undeterminable after taste which I assume to be juniper. Moderate carbonation. It’s the opportunity to experience such rare treasures like this that make life so rewarding. Many thanks to Per.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Update 2002-02-20: The new batch I tried was more fresh, somewhat sparkling from the still ongoing fermentation in the bottle, and beautifully hazy. There are definitely some smokey juniper flavour. The main characteristics of the beer seem intact from the last batch I tried though.
This is actually the same version as Oakes tried. It was made on a farm in Stånga on central Gotland.
Nut-brown. Non carbonated, sweetish and soft, some bitterness, restrained smokiness, as compared to the few other versions I’ve tried.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still, as per the style; muddy dark amber (not very attractive, but true to style); aroma: smoke, pear, vanilla, lots of malt. Palate: smokey up front, followed by sweet malts & a late hint of juniper. A lot of rich fruitiness comes through as well, and it finishes slightly tart - complex and delicious.