Cunningham (4292) - 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 (1468) - 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 (14290) - 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 (2851) - 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 (2807) - 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 (3410) - 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)
dEnk (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is bread, rye and loads of hops. Flavour is light bitterness, some bread and rye. Aroma has more.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red beer with a thick white foamy head. Aroma is caramel with cookies and a hint of fruits. Flavor is very caramelly but there are no hops to be found in there. Maybe this bottle was too old and the hops faded. Good malt profile, but lacking hops.
Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little head, quickly falling, brown. nose with hops, chockolate milk, cream and caramel, Semifull and fine length. soft. with chockolate, fudge/caramel and a very wellballanced hoppyness. Super