wchesser (1882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you.
douglas88 (8336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from HWC. Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head. A mostly sweet nose of toffee, candies, berries. An interesting flavor bordering in on a barley wine at times with big caramel and sweet malts, some distinct juniper. light bitter flavors, soapy at times, really interesting.
MikeJslc (778) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, slightly hazy, beige head. Aroma of nutty, toasty, bready malt with a woody, earth, juniper note. Flavor is malt balanced--bready, a little toffee, slightly nutty, followed by a woody, dusty/earthy note with a moderate juniper character. They apparently did not use the traditional farmhouse Sahti yeast with this (no clove-like phenols, etc.), instead, its a pretty clean yeast. Overall an interesting, malty and rustic beer.
rarbring (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Sweet caramel, christmas pudding, raisins, madeira. Nice.
Note: On-tap at Horse & Hound. Reviewed 2013-05-21.
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown color, No foam nor lacing. Quite intense immediate malty aromas, dried fruits, raisins. Very sweet. Medium/ full body, almost no carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hirigalzkar (2896) - 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 (6646) - 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 (231) - 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 (7300) - 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 (4086) - 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