aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Batch 204 (bottled 12-2008). Hazy orange/amber, white head. Aroma has lots of yeast, also some citrus, tobacco, spices. Taste is twisted, lots of different spices in it. Some hops come up in the finish.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch 204. Murky orange color. Aroma includes yeast and a hint of tobacco. Flavor is quite malty, with odd spices and hops. Quite sour as well. Not quite as good as i expected.
Hezaurus (1) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
These apply for Batch 204. Since previous experience about this beer has been very positive I’m extremely disappointed with this batch.
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle at Olympen Mat og Vinhus (Lompa). No batch info, but 2009 edition. It poured an orange colour with a white foamy head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is laden with juniper berries and oak with some hints of malts. The flavour is also dominated by juniper berries with some notes of oak and yeast. It has a short aftertaste.
Pinball (10796) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle brewed 07 batch 63, best before jan 2009 (that’s now).
pours a murky orange with a gigantic thick offwhite head.
aroma is flowery, grapefruit, soap, strong, spicy.
flavor is strong! well rounded spicyness, licorice, all kinds of spices, bitter orange, faint grapefruit, hops, nice balance from start to finish, quite a spicy beer but the spices are well proportioned.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Raisin and grassy aroma. Amber color, huge beige irregular head, fair lace. Light sweet, very bitter, very grassy, rasisin, perfume. Light body, dry finish. Flavorful, nice balance.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy dark orange colour with a large white head. Yeasty aroma with hints of malt. The flavour is yeast, sweet, malt and fruits. Medium to full-bodied. Not bad but not that interesting brew.
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy copper. beige head. with yest poured in: murky light orange-brown. Thick stuff. Strong flavored, yeasty, very tasty. Some strong spice I can’t name. very good
KM (331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice lasting pale brown head. Muddy medium brown body with red hints. A light yeasty and sourish aroma, but also a tad fruity sweetness. Special flavour. A light malty flavour, some fruity sweetness, and a characteristic bitter finish. (At home, 10.06.08)
Theres (25) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The armoa resembles steam beer, with a smell of butter, sweet fruit and nuts. Blury brown body, quite cool actually. Tastes drier than expected from the aroma. Not my favourite, but totally ok. Glad we got this bottle from Finland. It was worth its part of the allowance. (Tromsø, 100608)