Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass bottle from shop in Barcelona. Colour amber, slightly cloudy. Quite frothy head. This sets off all the IPA-receptors in my brain, although I can’t see that it calls itself an IPA on the bottle. Not quite as much dominated by bitter hops as a typical IPA though, and slightly sweeter. A tiny hint of strawberry pops up in the aroma. Could have been more full-bodied, and a quite short finish. From a very un-scientific random selection of six beers from a Barcelona supermarket, this was clearly the best one.
tiong (4344) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ vPBF
Pours light yellow with a tiny head.
Aroma of fruits, malts and some grassy hops and hints of biscuits.
Taste is sweetish with some fruity and malty notes.
Sweetish and biscuity finish with hints of malts. Decent, quite fruity pilsener.
laiti (6530) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF. Batch #68: BBE 01/2013
Aroma has grainy malt and hay. Flavour has some citron, some hay and hints of grainy malt. Sorry for the short rating, laughed too hard during this one.
TBone (13510) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml (vPBF, BB 01/2013)
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Very light citrus in the light aroma, some grainyness. Light bodied. Nice juicy citrus flavor, but not
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a slightly unclear golden colour with a large foamy head. Weak aroma of grainy malts with some fruity notes. Flavour of pale malts, grains, soap, floral hops and some fruits. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not very good.
olio (7056) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cl bottle @ vPBF. BBE 01/2013.
Pours pale gold color with minimal head. Aroma of grass and mild fruits. Flavor of fruits, grass, herbs and some nettle.
oh6gdx (21811) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@vPBF2012 (Thanks teddybeer!). Yellowish golden colour, small white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet malty, floral and a bit herbal. Flavour is fruity, nectary, floral and a bit herbal.
Bullit (4101) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Hipercor Burgos. Hazy light golden colour, small white head. Nose is very grainy, bit malty, slightly grassy. Flavour is grainy, dry, bit fruity, fairly bitter. Not too well.
rosenbergh (7890) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. 4.5%. Lote #67. From Madrid, Spain. ˇMuchas gracias Tommi!
Cloudy yellow golden colour with big white head (which lasts forever).
Grainy malt, tart citrus, yeast and baking soda in aroma.
Flavour is also mixture of citrus hops (no bitterness) and grainy maltiness. Lemon is very much present. Paper and baking soda. I’m not saying this ain’t good but it’s a bit strange. Very drinkable though.
Lowenbrau (2441) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ L´Europe, Madrid, 2011. Fresh hops, citrus aromas. Pours some cloudy golden, with nice white head, quickly vanishing, poor lacing. light body and average carbonation, crispy texture. Flavour is malty, some sweet and citrus.