tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Originally rated on 21.5.2010. Okay fruit beer with notes of fruits, oak and vanilla. Cranberry notes come through a bit too much. Slightly unbalanced.
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kinda weird fruitbeer to me. Normally I like the color but not the smell and taste, but in this case I didn’t like the color but smell and taste were pretty decent. Nice carbo and fine body as well. Not bad at all.
Camons (9392) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Halloween beerfest 2009. Pours hazy amber with a huge offwhite head. Sweet aroma of craneberries, sugar, oak. Taste is slightly tart with wood, aok, craneberries. Medium body, high carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5472) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a bit sour but not as much as a gueuze. Nice on a hot summer day.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hornbeer oak aged cranberry bastard. On tap at schouskjelleren...
Pours a mostly murky deep toffee brown and topped with thin to medium
off-white head... Aroma of tart, sour cranberry with a little oak and
tart cherry and very light vinegar. Some pale malt in the
background... Flavors are much ofthe same, sourness is a little dialed
down but then a smokiness presents itself midway through. Medium,
pretty full bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice and
different take on a sour/wild.
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. hazy amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit, and smoke.
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours a hazy, near-murky nut brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is oak, cranberries, hints of pine and black berries. Taste has the wooden tones and cranberry thing going all right, along with hints of smoke, peat and herbs. While this might sound pretty awesome, it wasn’t. Weird stuff, and this beer doesn’t work too well in my mouth. Some extra points for originality though, and I can totally imagine someone taking a big liking to this.
Rasmus40 (15957) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cranberries and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 270511
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Schouskjelleren. A dark, hazy reddish brown, with a thin creamy beige head. This is like smelling a glass of blackcurrant syrup. It’s insane how similar the aromas are to home made blackcurrant syrup. I made a bunch last fall, so this I know. The only thing different is the slightly smoky note on the nose when it warms, along with the oakiness. I haven’t really had cranberries a lot, but I guess they’re similar to blackcurrants. The flavour is just juicy as hell, loads of berry sweetness and tartness, more wood than in the nose, and more smoke as it warms. Well balanced. Carbonation is calm, medium bodied, which I feel suits it well. It’s not a sessioner, it’s too sweet for that. It’s not very complex either. It was however a damn good drink that I thoroughly enjoyed, if only for its incredible juiciness and similarity to a berry I very much enjoy.
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smokey aroma. Thick light-tan colored head, murky brownish-red in color. Smokey (too much for my taste) with cranberry juice fruity sweetness (also too fruity and sweet for me).