oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity hopsalong with wood and some grains and also quite bready notes. Flavour is wood, breadyness as well as some fruits and mild grainyness. Some bitterness in the finish.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Haket, Gothenburg. Red/orange color. Aroma: sweet malt, carmel, honey, grain, metal, and lightly roasted. Flavor: Sweet/sourish, honey, caramel, am. hops, citrus, grain, bread. Bitter finish
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Amber colour with small head. Lots of malt. Sweet after taste.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee, hops and coffe in the aroma. Quite intense hoppyness, grass, bitterness, long finish. Looks like Hollolan kivisahti!
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by GrOve.
Very fruity. Carmael color, caramel flavour, enough bitter hops to balance it well. Short finish.
thebeertourist (5003) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a big tan head and a lot of sediment. Quite complex aroma, promising caramel, citrus and banana. Sweet malty flavours, some fruit (orange and banana), short finish, some hints of metal. Lightish body. A beer that wants to achieve a lot, whilst still leaving room for improvement.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish amber. The aroma is of nutty, light caramelly, light biscuity and light roasted malt with some floral hoppy tones to back it up. Sweet honey and spicy rye notes are also present. Fruity undertones of oranges (peel), apricot and maybe some sweet candy banana. Hints of juniper berries, ginger, nutmeg and pine. The flavour is spicy, light fruity and light to medium hoppy with a rater complex maltiness. Tones of mild grapefruit/citrus, nuts, biscuit, mild juniper/pine, honey, light roast and some subtle fruits hints. Light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. The mouthfeel medium soft/creamy, light oily, light chewy and light juicy. The finish is light woody and dry. Over medium bodied. Nice amber with a deeper character than your normal example of the style.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a small, off-white head.
Swett, spicy and nutty aroma.
Sweet and really malty flavour.
Dry and roasted with hazelnuts.
Pretty thick; slightly´oily with a medium bitterness.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample 0,2l of bottle 5€ SOPP 2008 Helsinki
color:amber Scent:nice bit sweet and spicy
Taste:hard hoppy pine kicks nice difficult aftertaste lasts. I want try this again!
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (SOPP2008, Helsinki)
Deep hazy orange. Sweet and spicy aroma, maybe juniper. Full bodied, smooth and tingly carbonation. Huge hoppy kick, some ginger, hint of grapefruit. Long hoppy finish. Solid malty body. Well balanced, but it seems to go to 11 on almost everything.