Palme (3302) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep bronze-red one with a nice medium sized beige top that sticks around for a while. The nose is really caramel-hoppy and sticky with lots of light pungent hops. Dominating yes, but it’s also fruity with peaches and sweet berries and it has traces of licorice. Interesting aroma. Spot on average carbonated and the mouthfeel is light medium-bodied. Nice flavors. It’s hoppy yet quite caramel sweet. Some wet rocks in here with traces of pine and English cake. Really light drinkable, with high quenching qualities. Balanced with a lingering malty and hoppy-caramel aftertaste. I really enjoyed drinking this. 7% ABV? Did not notice that at all.. *edit 8 minutes later: OK you can definitely notice that there is some alcohol in the bottle after all.. 29.01.2013
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - thanks to B! - shared with blankboy and biegaman. Deep clear ruby with a huge fluffy lasting beige/tan head. Dry aroma, floral, some alcohol - a bit of gluten and wheat flour. Taste - leafy IPA / west coast barley wine-ish, solid almost burnt malt backbone, really nice. Thick, moderately carbonated, starts very malty, finishes dry and somewhat resiny - not huge, but very nice.
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep caramel hued, producing a nice inch of creamy, slightly off-white head.
Inviting aroma of citrus, flowers and pine, with some caramel to back it all up. Loads of caramel and toffee in the taste and the bitterness is rather subdued. Well balanced, and very drinkable. Medium to light body and medium carbonation
Cunningham (4437) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with an off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malt, light fruity and disappointing low hop profile.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet, light fruity and some bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: A dominating caramel malty picture. Light fruity and light spicy. Low hoppy profile.
Overall impression: Nice ale, but not very typical for its style. Fresh and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear ruby color with a creamy tan head. Fresh aromas of citrusy hops and some pine. Rich flavors of malt, chocolate, roastiness, dark fruits and citrus. All in a great mix. A good beer indeed.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Not past it’s best before date but still a little oxidized. Rather malty.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Vagner
Dark color, amber-brown, with medium sized compact head. Medium aroma of caramelized malts and hops. Caramel flavor with some roasted malts and a light dusty character; quite strong bitterness, with mild hop resins.
Overall it’s well balanced.
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared with Alex S, served cold in a pint glass. BB 1.DEC.2012. 13SE12.
App.: Deep ruby mahogany with a nice orange-tan head.
Aroma: Strong,rich, pungent, fruity caramel, roasted maltiness, brown-to-burnt sugars, really fruity, some pink grapefruit, a bit of citrus, a little dank, peppery, nice.
Palate: Medium+ body, soft, slightly sparse effervescence.
Flav.: Quite fruity, brown sugar bordering on molasses, pine, grapefruit, a little caramel, peppery; slightly sweet with moderate bitterness and a reasonably long, fruity, slightly roasted finish.
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little hazy colored beer, with a beige ead. The aroma of red fruit with hop and a little caramel. The taste is fruity, some hop bitter and alittle spices. The aftertaste is a little sweet with some bitter.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bodied, and beige head. Interesting hop mix, fresh forest and caramel malts . full flavour but body is a bit thin. Not as bitter as expected. (Bottle at thanks to Menno and John)