hirigalzkar (2423) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fast dissapearing off white head. Notes of juniper berries, cream. Quite heavy stuff! Spicy at first, then the maltiness takes over; caramel, burned syrup, dark bread. The hops has the character of red orange. Juniper is shown in the aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture. Interesting but a bit too much in the long run.
Sigmund (5558) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 7.3%, KV 18.5%, 60 EBU. Deep brown colour, moderate to low off-white head. Malty aroma, a bit "unfresh", notes of caramel and stale jam. Fairly sweet and malty flavour, better than the aroma, plenty of caramel and brown bread notes, the juniper is hard to identify. Very moderate hops, but there is a little bitterness in the aftertaste, along with notes of brown toast. Drinkable beer, but probably not something I will buy again.
CarlJonas (224) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, small head. Weak aroma of juniper and Coca-Cola. Taste is slightly boozie with juniper and chewing gum. Medium bitterneness and pretty dry. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. I think I like it but it’s kind off somehow.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread crusts, toasted notes, caramel and some coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, juniper and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep ruby one with a small quickly bubbly and lacing off-white top. On the nose I get a strong slightly burned caramel sweetness blended with sweet sticky red fruits. There is something undefined in here that I have a hard time pinpointing. Will keep it in mind while I’m drinking. Above average carbonated with a light oily mouthfeel. As expected it’s on the sweet and malty side of the scale this. Kinda herbal. Wait, I think that might have been the unidentified aroma that I could not describe was. Yeah, it’s kinda herbal and almost heathery. Nuts and more sweet caramel finishes this one off. Not sure what I think of it. Made me use the old brain for a second, but other than that this won’t be a beer I will use any more time on. Well, except when I’ll be posting it on ratebeer that is of course. And perhaps I will mention it to some of my friends at some point. I most likely have to remove it from my inventory as well, and I’ll be trying to dodge it when I see it on the shelf’s. Hmm.. This took up more of my time than I think it’s worth! 08.02.2013
khhoeie (50) - NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Never heard of Huvila before, so this an exciting new thing.
Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. A bit disappointed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
400 ml on tap at CrowBar,Oslo April 10, 2013.
Dark brown in color
Aroma of malt,ginger, honey and hops.
Taste is a bit sweet with spices and pepper. Light bitterness.
Interesting and different beer
Cybercat (3787) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the bottle a clear sepia with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Syrupy aroma has a sweet, spicy overtone with touches of fruit and - yes, juniper. Flavor has woody, clove, nutty and earthy notes, rather enjoyable. Texture has average fizz and body, not too shabby. Even if this is a winter beer, enjoyable whatever the season.
brnandersen (2296) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle. Amber-red colour with no head, just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. Spicy aroma with the juniper very pungent. Caramel malts, bread, nuts, dark, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medium body, flat carbonation. Spicy finish with rich malts and juniper. If you´re a kind of juniper-guy this is certainly the beer for you. Enjoyable, even if I wonder, the beer should be so little carbonated.
Arve_Christian (3597) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark brown color, ok foam. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins
Medium/ full body & high complexity .
On the sweet side. Enjoyable