laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14. Batch #552: brygget 06.12.2012, BBE 06.12.2014
Aroma has hay, berries and some juicy notes. Flavour has berry juice, some tartness, and hints of licorice root. A bit messy but interesting anyway.
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml (WPBF)
Red color, pinky steady head, lace. Spicey berryish a bit tartish aroma. Medium-bodied. Berryish, kind of red currant juice flavor here. Some woody-malty notes. Crowberries are not very tasty.
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours hazy rose red color with a small head. Aroma of berries, wood, some herbal notes and grass. Flavor of grass, yeast, red berries, gooseberries and spices. Decent but a bit weird.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red/orange pour with pinkish head. Fresh aroma of crowberries and some grassy hops. Fizzy palate with a round bitterness.
toxichop (398) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
S: An odd berry smell I guess those are the crowberries, lots of hay, wheat and dirt. P: Amber/deep red with a light frothy pink head. T: Wet hay, metallic fruit juice, some lime and wheat. M: High sparkling carbonation with a light mouthfeel. O: Easy to drink even wtih the medicianl notes this beer carry’s. Easy beer to forget here.
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, batch #552, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Pink colour, large and lasting pinkish off-white head. Aroma of ripe crowberries (which seem to be the only actual berry ingredient), lingonberries and raspberries. Also notes of yeast and farmhouse. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity and pleasant, not sour nor very sweet, with distinct notes of crowberries. Some hops in the finish. Enjoyable.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium pinkish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with small
particles. Vinous wooden wild berry aroma with wooden floral
earthy notes. Dry-sweet wooden wild berry and toffee taste with
spicy lingonberry notes. (The lingonberry might well actually be
crowberry (krekling). I’ve never had any.) Mild, mealy, slightly
fizzy mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish-sweet, and slightly tart,
sugary toffee and smoke aftertaste with wild berry and
lingonberry notes. Nice, and very unusual. Surprisingly sweet
and mild. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Red/pinkish color- very good foam. Nice fruity aromas, berries , cherry & good yeast influence . Medium body & complexity . Well balanced. Very enjoyable
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tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice red body that’s clear, but with some big sediments floating around. The creamy, light pink head is large and very long-lived, and lots of foam sticks to the glass. The aroma is rather strong and has both acidic and sweet elements. Tart fruits and red berries, cherry and rosé wine. The taste is light acidic initially, and the finish has even some more acidity. Still a quite gentle acidity that makes the beer fairly drinkable. The moderate flavours really bring back childhood memories: I’m walking the path up to our mountain cabin, chewing on some pine needles, sucking a few tart crowberries, chewing on a piece of bark... Cool! The body is fairly light, it’s very dry and has a lively carbonation. A fun brew!
[50 cl bottle, batch #552, enjoyed 11 months after bottling, courtesy of my little brother]
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st July 2013
Hazy red beer with a small pink head! Softish palate, semi dry. Light fruity vibe but also very floral, almost perfumey, akin to but not the same as Rosehip. Light softish finish. Very interesting!