yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours a hazy orange body with a lively carbonation and a decent white head. Quite weak on the nose, with citrus being the dominant, and it has company of pale malt or wheat, and some vague notes of spices. Medium body, very effervescent and slightly citric, with flavors of lemon, spice-notes, malt and sugar. It sort of feels dry, but it’s actually quite sweetish. Some bitterness too, especially in the very end. I could wish for more pronounced aromas and flavors, and less carbonation. It’s far from a bad beer, but I dont’ think I’m gonna by more bottles. It seems to be more a beer made for marketing than for real enjoyment. (081025)
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle at EBF 2008]
Nice malty aroma with some nice lemon notes. Anemic, cloudy yellow with a white ring. Very lemony flavour, almost like Sprite plus hops. Gentle, sweet malt developing into coriander. Thin, but clean, not complex, low carbonation.
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
EBF2008. It’s hazy, golden and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of honey, citrus and malt. The flavour has sweetness, notes of malt, honey, citrus and it’s sort of OK, just way too sweet.
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at Haket.
Hazy pale golden; greenish haziness.
Some tea in both aroma and flavour.
Pretty dry cereal and some citrus.
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can really taste the tea in this.
Isn’t bad but I’ve had better.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cl bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Abv is 4,3%. A bit hazy golden yellow color, big, creamy and lasting head. Aroma is spicy and citric. Flavor is thin with some spices and sweetness. Well...
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours pale greenish yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric, lots of ginger. A bit watery palate. Flavour is okay, pretty dry, nice spiciness, okay yeast and ginger.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where the heck do these guys get off ripping off the Mikkeler Black bottle and logo? Mikeller should sue them!
Slightly wheaty fresh aroma. Refreshing, but odd fruity spicy taste. Lovely simple grainy finish. Watery in places. OK in summer for some, I’m sure.
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg)
Labelled 4.3% ABV
On September 12, 2008
Cloudy, yellowish green color, small white head. Sweet, malty, sugary green tea, citrus scent. A bit sweet, caramel taste; almond paste aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Centra, Oslo.
Well, I really don’t know about this one. Soft wheat beer mixed with green tea and some spices thrown in for good measure. The Japanese answer to Radler?
It tastes OK, but I don’t think it works as a beer.