scirtes (174) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 5.05.2016, batch 745. Copper-coloured, hazy beer with tall white head. Aromas of smoke, dried fruits, spices/herbs. Taste is quite sweet, with marked bitterness, some herbal notes as well. Lively carbonated, medium bodied. Very good, complex and interesting beer. Highly recommended.
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating rerated 14.04.2015, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and smoked, co2 stinging in the nose, weeds, shed, leafs, pine needles, caramel malts, horse blanket, grass, yeast, hints of bacon. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, wet grass, minerals, shed, leafs, caramel malts, hay, nuts, yeast, burnt caramel, pine needles, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Nice enough, but it used to be better before...
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 23, 2015. Bottle at home, batch #801, best before october 27, 2016.
Clear dark amber with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma is smoked wood, juniper, toffee, herbal and earthy. Taste is light to medium sweet malty with dry herbal and earthy bitterness with smokey notes. Finish is light dry herbal with smoked wood and light malty sweetness. Medium bodied, quite fizzy carbonation.
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, many thanks to Gunnar! Pours a deep amber with thick off-white head. Aroma is smoked malts. No juniper detected, but a lovely smooth smoked beer nonetheless.
mariuszek (569) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy, tea color, medium, hissing head falling down to nil. Aroma of smoke, smoke, and malt. Very nice. Juniper (if it is juniper, because it is not stated in ingredients. Only hops) is sensible in taste giving a sour, dry, fruity note. High carbonation boost sourness even more. Fruity and smoky aftertaste. Interesting brew, but a bit unbalanced IMO. And I would expect better appearance from beer refermented in the bottle, "traditional ale" is no excuse.
mzaar (2078) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Oklar bärnstensfärgad öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, citrus, russin, torv och läder. Smakinslag av torv, karamell, läder och malt. Medel mot stor kolsyra. Rökig eftersmak.
Fungrim (60) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traditional Norwegian ale. 6.5%. A nice copperish, brown color. Slightly hazy. Medium, tan, head. Smells sweet and alluring! Some smoke tones, and some herb like structures. The juniper comes through well in the taste. Having brewed with juniper myself, I think this is well done, the sweetness balances the juniper in your mouth. Not smoke though. Watery finish. Easy to drink, but juniper makes for a special kind of beer.
blogmeabeer (28) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with tall head. Very high in CO2 due to (planned!) bottlefermention. Liquid is cloudy woth some visible sediment. Beautiful deep and rich malt with a light smoke aroma. I get hints of juniper. Tasting less smoky than expected but still distinct. Just a hint of juniper and spruce and a dark rich malt as a base with dried fruit and liquorice. I like the style and this is a very nice beer. Nothing for the "beer beginner" though.
asimeow (224) - Sandsli, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle from Flesland. Light brown, caramel head, tall. A "Belgian" aroma. Aroma also has some lovely yeast, ripe fruit, and a slight hint of licorice. Tastes somewhat like a mild stout. Smoky, licorice, but also ripe fruits and yeast. Like a mix of stout and blonde, or stout and "mild" abbey double. More than decent.
rarbring (1855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall: Sweet smoked fruits, vigorous bubbles. Dry finish.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-03-18.