soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, - MAY 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Rich and buttery, almost like buttered popcorn, with a strong, multi-faceted pine character: pine needles, pine cones, and pine nuts. Caramel malt provides a sweet backbone.
Appearance: Lovely fox red. Greyish head comes and goes in the blink of an eye.
Flavor: Very buttery at first, then very piney. An interesting, earthy spiciness. A bit on the floral side and perfumey, as well. Quite a distinctive ale.
Palate: Smooth, clean, relatively light and unobtrusive.
Overall: Now this is a Scotch ale! Very drinkable and enjoyable. Would be great around the holidays.
fitwitchik (318) - USA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass orange with a white head.
Aroma is sweet & fruity.
Flavor is best room temp as suggested. Pine spruce. Fruited wood (?)
Balanced quite well. A most interesting flavor complex.
Cerbier (213) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,3l Flasche. Orange-Braunes Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht malzig und nach Gewürze wie Zimt. chmeckt malzig, nach Nüssen, toffee, Caramel, Orange und Zimt. Wahnsinnig komplex trotzdem ausgewogen und lecker!
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is a weird one. Very honey forward and wet wood with loads of earthiness. Quite sweet though with a spritzy bitterness to finish. Not my kind of beer
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, bought from somewhere in Buckingham. Close to the sell-by date for what it’s worth. Orange-brown, very hazy. Smell of malt, bit of orange peel. Spruce is there but not to the fore. Lovely taste, very moreish. Sweet with a bit of vegetable savoury. Sweetish finish almost reminiscent of a Belgian Tripel. The beer certainly grows on me. Wouldn’t mind another - some other time. For tonight this is enough.
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Kolding Storcenter. Clear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and candy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 160814
spacecube (841) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours clear golden brown, low head. Aroma is malty, honey and caramel, herbal, spruce. Sweet, full bodied, thick texture, soft to flat carbonation. Finish long, sweet & herbal.
peponi (358) - POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: diacetyl (looks like), herbs.
Appearance: nice clear maber-golden color, poor head.
Taste: medium bitterness (pine, herbs), spicy and zesty, pine, spruce, slightly sweet, smooth.
Palate: medium body and medum carbonation, smooth and herbal finish.
Overall: Interesting ale with an intensive fresh pine taste.
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, berries, spices and malts.
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden almost amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is sweet honey, some toasted pinecone and even a hint of smoked malt. Palate follows with some deep forest pine like notes that mingle with a round honey sweetness and a lingering bitter finish.
Alengrin (1746) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classical Scottish beer which, as most other beers from this brewery, intends to honour an ancient brewing technique, and may therefore be regarded as a ’historical beer’. Thinnish head, warm amber colour; rich and spicy aroma of gooseberry, bitter honey, some caramel and wood and an aromatic, hard-to-pin-down spiciness, which I suppose is the spruce that has been added; tastes fruity, malty and elegantly spicy with indeed a subtle accent of pine resin, as well as some woodiness. Interesting.