Marduk (1939) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Almost no head. Having difficulties to describe that beer. Almost nothing sticks out to give it dominant aroma or taste. If anything is detectable then bit on hazelnut in taste. But still very drinkable beer.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@wPBFIII. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, some floral and fruity notes along with mild wood as well. Flavour is fruity, wood, mild earthy and floral notes. Rich carbonation, but otherwise a nice brew.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Fairly subdued aroma, some grains, touch of sweet nuts/seeds from the muesli we eat - not quite pine nuts. Mid orange. Plenty of grains in the body, a pleasant almost smoky huskiness. Body is quite thin, and carbonation is high. Quite characterful, not quirky, but definitely interesting. Finish has a very nice bitter tingle (certainly not "mild"), some grassy herbal aspects. Easy to drink. Improves with a bit of the crud in. Even though it’s not so exciting, it presses a lot of buttons, and could be a tasty session beer.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, caramel), with notes of apple, bile, spoiling fruit, celery, gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Wow...zero for three from this pseudo-brewery. Mind you all three (this, Voku Hila, and Blood of Kings) were brewed by Pub Dog but still...all three were truly horrible, to the point of being head-scratching. What on earth were/are they thinking? Do they just love spoiled fruit notes? I don’t get it. Drain pour.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is caramel, malt dark bread, fruit and toasted grains. Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, fruit, grassy notes, light nuttiness, light earthiness and faint floral notes. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt notes, toasted dark bread, fruit, light herbal notes, earthy hops, floral notes and light nuttiness.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of faint hops, some wheat, caramel, orange zest and hay. Flavor of sugar, grass, syrupy notes, malts and faint spice notes. Strong carbonation. Quite interesting.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14, no BBE info
Aroma has citrus, floral notes, some yeast and hints of apricot. Flavour is spicy and somewhat tart with floral notes and some citrus.
AlastairEvans (11) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great surprise. I was not able to know what to expect from the bottle, but it turns out this took me into a new style, an older day. Dark mahogany chroma, with a bright, even golden hue. 26/30.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Barley malt and grass/hay aroma. Hazy amber with a small white head. Flavor follows nose with barley malt and grass/hay flavor.
bhensonb (10205) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours orange amber with a slight transient beige head. Aroma is sort of malt with a hint of fruit. Med body. Flavor is lightly sweet malt with some sort of fruitiness. It’s not very bitter. It works pretty well. Just not sure what the flavors are.