ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. With less than a finger’s worth of white-colored head and poor retention, it doesn’t create much of an aesthetic impression.
S: There’s a lot of caramel in the aroma, and beneath all that caramel/toffee sweetness are some spruce notes. Let it warm up and it will develop a bit of a dark fruit smell. Nothing too exemplary, but not bad by any stretch.
T: At first, a wave of piny flavor (not hop-derived) engulfs the palate, before allowing the sweet maltiness to take over. General dark fruitiness finishes it off. Apart from the spruce, it’s pretty uninteresting.
M: There’s a certain finishing dryness that helps neutralize the sweet flavors some and create good drinkability in spite of its relative heft. Carbonation is very low, though, which makes it a little syrupy at times.
O: Eh...boring. To be fair, this isn’t a very fresh bottle, but I can’t see this one being fantastic fresh. Worth trying a single for the novelty.
alkolord (241) - - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hell Braun trüb, feiner hellbrauner Schaum, süß in der Nase, alkoholisch, shisha tabak, voller Körper, süßlich, leichte bittere, alkoholisch. Nicht ganz meins
SarkyNorthener (3083) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from cellar door, Sutton Coldfield. Copper beer with large head. Aroma is malts and spruce. Taste is dry astringent herb. I have had spruce beers before, but this is not a good one. Almost drainpour. Actually half way through, drainpour!
Borup (8316) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of pine, malt, caramel and fruit.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has small fine islands of foam and smells of dark malt and orange peel. The flavor is very sweet and tastes a bit of yeast, pine needles, orange peel, toffee and slightly sour drops. It may taste a little reminiscent of Cointreau. Vinous mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Good elements of berries and a light hoppy and spicy finish as probably because pine needles rather than hops. Very different, but very exciting ale that offers long enjoyment. Perhaps it is a little too sweet in length and a little good hops had enough clearly raised the matter.
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet pine, slightly sweet and floral. Flavor is also pine, fruity and very soft bitterness, like a light liquor. Low carbonation in a soft to medium body with a sweet pine finish.
jamaty (1348) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De tradición escocesa, añade ramitas de pino y abeto a la receta, para conseguir una ale realmente sorprendente. Ambar, bastante clara, de escasa espuma. Aroma de pino desde no muy cerca. Si la acercas más aparece también miel. Textura muy cremosa en boca y un sabor superagradable mezclando dulce malta y miel, con tono herbal y ligeramente picante. Diferente y notable.
mahkus (81) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma and not immediately apparent that this has pine but it’s in there somewhere. Nice honey brown colour. The taste is rather medicinal and even more when it’s going down. Interesting.
andriesradu (602) - ROMANIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a small white head. Nice sweet, pine, pine juice aroma. Flavor is sweet with notes of pine juice, spruce. Interesting.
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks.
Pours medium brown, clear, low carbonation, single finger white head. Aroma of sweet malts, pine...Initial taste of sweet malts, molasses, caramel, treacle...winter berries, spices definitely pine too. Some minty freshness. Nice.
edsspoon (776) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - dark amber with a foamy yellow brown head. Aroma of lemon, apples, peach and pine/. Taste of rich roasted malts, caramel, earth and a little lemon with pine in the finish. Thick body, low carbonation.