Nevalainen (273) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is a mixture of sweet and bitter but it has a good balance. Nice bitter finish.
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy darkish amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of caramel malt, with notes of hops and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour with grainy notes and touches of fruit and caramel. Bitterish aftertaste with grainy notes. Clearly a decent example of the style but not a very impressive beer.
martin00sr (1624) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber. Fruity rye aroma with caramel notes. Flavour has rye and juicy citrus hops. Short, light bitter finish.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.3%. Nice fruity hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Big stable off-white head. The flavour has some of the same notes as the aroma but is more watery. Medium bitterness, perhaps a little high. Clean but a little rough. Good mouthfeel.
bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 24/03-2015) low white head, slightly unclear amber color, fit body, some bitterness. BB date 07/03/15.
eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown, muddy beer. Aroma is not very prominent, roasted malts, rye. Taste is quite light, the rye is prominent with a light bitter finish. A light, bit watery beer. Good.
kevnic2008 (9899) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy deep amber with minimal white head. Aroma of pine, light caramel, vanilla and toffee.
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a strong rye taste but has a weak hop profile. Watery with medium carbonation. Aroma is straight forward old bread with sugar and butter. Some flowers. In taste it’s dry and a bit sour typically for the rye malt profile. Short finish and nothing more. Still easy to drink and I won’t be having trouble to finish the bottle.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber pour - like a cola with a lot of melted ice in it. Kind of earthy and dusty. Not my favorite hop profile.
bartlebier (2671) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2xbottles pre and post Bb late 2014. (just happened to see this come by and noticed my rating was deleted? Pre-BKL 2015 update). Have this one in fond memory as an easy-drinking spicy caramel version of a red ale. Hints of candied orange, cassonade, rougher herbalistics. MIght have to revisit soon.