Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle from trade with MisoW. This one has a nice clear deep copper colored body and a medium sized fading almost fizzy off-white top. The nose is as expected not to extreme, but true to the type with a soft grainy and sweet aroma blended with some boiled corn, English bitterness and a nice caramel sweetness. Definitely unlike any other marzen I’ve had in the taste. It’s somehow fruity with lots of over ripe fruits, some strong wet rocks flavor also here, as is a good earthy bitterness. It’s light oily - almost a bit watery on the mouthfeel and the carbonation level is average. Nothing to exciting the flavor really, but a well crafted easy to drink (though a bit boring) beer. Polotmavý for the win! 14.09.2013
Douberd (2070) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml, thanks to MisoW! Poured into a tulip. ABV 5.5%
Pours an amber coloured beer with a good sized, thin head, off white in colour, with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass and a thin line around the glass’s wall.
Pleasant aroma, very malty, kind of grainy too. Little bit of caramel, soap, lighly roasted malts.
Very hoppy taste, quite bitter from the very start. Lighty acidic too but this actually makes it better. Taste reminds of a good pilsner, only more malty, plus there is this aforementioned acidity that bring to mind white grapes. Light roasted malts on the finish.
Medium thin body, nice carbonation. Mildly dry palate.
Overall a quite interesting beer, surely with high drinkability.
Geiserich (3297) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanx to Cuso: Amber color, frothy off-white head. Malty, bready aroma. Flavor is very malty, tasty, light notes of roasted malt, light hops in the end. Pleasant.
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thnx to MisoW! Cheers man! Pours a headless, clear amber beer. There is a small amount of head, but that just disappeared before I even put the bottle back on my desk. Aroma is caramel, fruity yeast and a very faint touch of citric hops. Flavor is medium sweet and fruity with a malty backbone in it. Palate and mouthfeel are a bit watery and flat. Must be lack of carbonation. Very easy drinkable and enjoyable. Ok beer.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF VIII (thanks Cuso!). Small off-white head to a amber colour. Aroma is malts, bread some quite spritzy herbal notes. Flavour is crisp maltiness along with some floral and herbal notes.
laiti (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 17.07.2013
Aroma has bready malt, strong toffee notes and hints of hay. Flavour has toffee, woody malt and nuts. Quite dunkel for a polotmavý.
tiong (3672) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of watery bready malts, earthy notes and spice. Taste is smooth, malty and sweetish with some bready notes. Finish is smooth and malty. Okay.
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at PBF. Clear amber, small head. Light grassy caramel aroma. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Dryish with restrained spicy hops and mid bittter finish.
lusikka (6027) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of bread, grass, grains and hay. Flavour of grainy malts, bread, hay, cardboard and some weak hay notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, grainy, bready finish. Not good.
olio (5931) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of starch, caramel, some sweet fruits and sugar. Flavor of caramel, starch, hay and some malts. Sweet and sticky palate.