Defreni (2217) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Flot wit lignende øl med et lidt mindre men dog stadig tæt og cremet skumhoved. Kraftig duft af gær og en smule alkohol. Smagen er igen gær og frugt med en lidt for dominerende alkohol til sidst. Skal bestemt drikkes kold, men dog udmærket øl.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick white head. It disappears quickly. The aroma is malty with wheat some bitter and fruits. The taste of fruits like citrus, dry and bitter with spices, pepper, in the back. The aftertaste is some sweet with some bitter.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy yellow. Head looks ok. Aroma is leafy hops and zesty citrus. Flavour is a fat, sweet, malty background fronted by hops and loads of grapefruity citrus-zest. Long, citric after taste. A bit unbalanced. Might be a bit too strong for its own good.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 (Bottle) Pours light hazy, pale golden. Off white head. The aroma holds coriander and white pepper upfront with light plastic and clove-like phenols in the background. Light fruity - banana, apricot and grape esters. Undertones of almond/cracker-ish malt and bready wheat. Hints of grassy, herbal and light orangey hops. A touch of vanilla power and honey is also present. Bit dusty. Maybe some viola/liquorice candy, red berries and mint. The flavour is medium sweet, light bitter and tiny salty. Peppery, but the fruitiness is rather dry on the finish. The grassy and herbal notes play well with cracker-ish malt. Some sweetness, from candi sugar. The mouthfeel is clean but surprisingly round. Spicy and fruity. Medium bodied.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a mediumsized white head. It dissapears after a while. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, a bit phenolic, with notes of cereal, hay, grass and orange. Ligth vegetable note. Flavour is spicy, yeasty, with some light phenolic notes together with cereal, grass, orange and hay. Bitter, rather dry finish. Mediumbodied. Carbonation is rather soft, I think it actually could slightly more lively too bring a more refreshing feel. Okay beer, but Haandbryggeriet can do better than this.
Ingevara (745) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frothy head. Standar lager-color. Fruity fragrance, stale flavor of old cabbage, kiwi and fermented grain. Quite sweet. No good.
Joakgust (690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50cl - Hazy golden orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is very fruit with notes of apples, caramel, citrus and spices. Flavor is sourish fruity with notes of metal, straw, spices and grass. Highly drinkable and dry saison.
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 10 C, 2009-11-21, Göteborg
AR: sweet yeast, apricot, light bread
AP: pilsner colored body, lively rocky white head
F: great bitternes, yeast, citrus, heavy carbonation, a bit to sour for my taste. A watery trapppist unfortunatly!
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour, white creamy head, lacing. Aroma is full of lemon coriander and other spices, it is also full of yeast. Flavour is hoppier than the smell lets on also there is yeast, lemon and spices. Mouthfeel is average with clean crisp bubbles. This was my first from Haandbryggeriet and apparantely those Norwegians know what they’re doing.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a huge frothy white head that lasts. Virtually no lacing. Pear, clove, alcohol and touches of solvent and broth on the nose. Flavor is a bit sweet and quite bitter until the end. Light to medium bodied. Syrupy texture. Lively carbonation. Alcoholic finish. (Batch 205, Vinmonoploet Kvadrat)