JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle 0.5L Batc 198. Mild hoppy nose. Pale beige head. Slightly hazy orange yellow colour. Slightly sour taste. Malty taste with some grapefruit notes.
Brandman (2415) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour wiht light head. Aroma has hoppy citrus and grapefruit. Taste jas lots of hops, quite much for a pale ale. But gotta like the bitter dry taste.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Golden amber body. With medium head. Nice hoppy and pine nose. Taste of hops and pine. Nice and bitter and dry. Some citrus in the finish. A real quality product. Very good if perhaps a tad homogeneous.
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, batch 198, on 2009-06-19) Amber and hazy. Small almost white head. Fruitiness and pine in aroma. Medium bodied and quite dry palate with quite high carbonation. Strongly malts, fruitiness, pine, fruitiness and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Citrus and light grassy aroma. Light hazy, amber colour, beige irregular head, fair lace. Malty, bitter, well hopped, light grassy, light yeasty. Malty mouth feel, light dry finish. Flavourful, refreshing, bitter but easy going.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber, small off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a solid dose caramel malt. Flavour is the same, but the caramel sweetness dominates, and the hops just balances and cleans up in a light bitter finish. This tastes more like an ESB than a pale ale to me. Not a whole lot going on, but refreshing and drinkable. A bit thin, could use more carbonation too.
tlind2 (1296) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly cloudy amber color, creamy off-white head. Fresh pineapple aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with more fruity notes, long finish. Pretty fun beer.
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (batch 198, brewed 10.12.08, BB 01/2010).
Hazy amber color, good beige head. Piney and citrusy-fruity aroma, touch of yeast. Flavor is similar: fruity pineapple, citrus hioppy flavor with pale malty backbone. A bit thin finish. Refreshing summer drink and very nice to find this from Finnish grocery shop.
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour, thick and creamy off-white head. Nice, sweetish aroma of hops and citrus fruits. Malty flavour with fruity notes and a grassy-hoppy finish. Nice and refreshing.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5 l bottle from K-market Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Hazy amber color with creamy head. Perfumed, yeasty and hoppy aroma with toffee, tobacco and lemon. Berryish, nutty, toffeish, yeasty and firmly bitter flavor with bitter, tart, yeasty and rubbery finish. Gassy palate. Hop aroma and flavor is lost or masked with yeast.