Svesse (5240) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at MacKinlay’s, Stockholm) Colour is pale amber (no surprise, the word bärnsten actually means amber), with foamy head. Nose is fruity, hoppy with citrus and some roasted notes. Taste is hoppy with citrus, caramel and hints of toffee and nuts. This is a very nice beer, but I do think it was even better (and somewhat more hoppy) before. Very good balance between the fruit, hops and the roasted malt.
jsquire (3000) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a honey gold color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head that I had to fight to get. Sweet floral hop nose. Toffee sweetness with lots of citrus (mostly lemon) flavors. Gets a little grassy in the finish. Okay with food. Thanks to MrWalker for this bottle.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, small white head. Sweet, toffeeish, a bit of diacetyl in the nose. Medium-bodied. Malty with hoppy finish with toffeeish side notes. Ok session beer, but not very good one - overrated or bad batch.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Fruity (citrus) aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet fruitish malty flavour with a bit both dry and oily palate.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color. Nice aroma, some malt, caramel. Good mouthfeel, malty with a strong bitterness developing at the end, not without caramel. Really pleasant.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2005 (Draught@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden color with a smallish head. Toffeeish maltiness and some diacetyl in the aroma. Quite hoppy, decently malty flavor, but this batch seems a bit spoiled by diacetyl. Medium-bodied, bitter and acidic palate with medium carbonation. Maybe revisit this one later on... (Bottled) Golden color with a small, quite tight head. Some diacetyl in tha aroma with smooth, aromatic hopping. Quite malty, sweet-honeyish flavor with decent, aromatic hopping. Medium-bodied, slicky-sweet palate with low carbonation. A very decent, diacetylic pils. Better than the draught version.
Papsoe (25129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber colour with a thick, shaving foam like head making this an aesthetic pleasure. Flavourwise this comes very close to your typical British bitter - weird as it is bottom fermented. Malty and fruity with some wee touches of the wheat. Very far from a typical Pilsener. 200403
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour with a thick white head. Clear toffee nose. Jämtlands house yeast character. Hoppy flavour with some fruityness. Quite thick mouthfeel.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No. 68. Dark golden coloured. Rather hoppy and fruity aroma and flavour. I sensed some buttery and lactic notes in the aroma, but the bartender told me that they were supposed to be there. I doubt.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Keg @ The Ardbeg Room, Stockholm
Maybe the last chance to drink this beer as it is rumored to be discontinued. Not confirmed, though. This is usually my favourite beer from this brewery. This glass, however, was probably old and maybe badly kept. A distict hay aroma and a whole lot of butterscotch in taste. Notes of cardboard indicating some oxidation and no aftertaste whatsoever. Quite disappointed and I’m confused wether I should rate this glass or the way it used to be... It has to be this one, I’m afraid... (Normaly this beer would probably end up with 4+) 4/4/4/3/8 2.3
RERATE Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
We have normality! This beer will NOT be discontinued. A well balanced sweet maltiness is here with a distinctive bitterness and a flowery aroma and taste. Some toffe present. Nice and long aftertaste. Nothing wrong with this. Gimme another one!