Beerhammaren (750) - FINLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 .5L bottle @ Alko Pours clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malts, fruits, plumish, some yeast and banana. Flavor is mostly same. Malty and dry palate. Quite nice!
k0mpsa (724) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Deep clear brown golden color, small white head. Aroma of yeast, sweetness, malts. Quite nice taste of sweetness, malts, yeast, some hops. In fact pretty nice belgian style ale.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl from Doorstep Brew. Sampled with friends on December 27, 2012
My bottle was marked 8% ABV.
Clear copper to brown color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, berry grainy scent. Berry, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Nordcore (900) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle, Brown hazy with a lightbrown head. Aroma of malt, darkfruits and chocolate. sweet with a chocolate end.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, courtesy of Finn. Beige, bubbly head, some of it remaining. Hazy, orange-brown body. Aroma of honey, dark plums and herbal hops. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and caramel in addition to a spicy touch and some underlying yeast. Fruity, mealy ending with noticeable alcohol. Full to medium bodied. Nice, gets a bit sweet in the long run (Friday eve sipper at home, Tromsø 14.12.2012).
kalervo (538) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Finnish beer, not as good as the best of the "real belges", still enjoyable and refreshing.
Brandman (1754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dirty dark brown body, offwhite head. Aroma has sweet malt, very rich yeast, berries, some chocolate, cola. Metal too. Alcohol in taste, yeasty fruits, nice hoppiness. Bit fresh this one, should be aged to get flavour up.
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a small white head. Strong aroma of yeasty banana. The taste is banana, yeast, like a sahti beer with notes of salty liquorice/ salmiakki. It also has a crispier carbonation than sahti and is less sweet. More sophisticated and somehow darker taste also. Pretty interesting effort.
Dermi (560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear red with a beige head. Aroma: Toasted malt, earth, alcohol. Yeast and caramel. Taste: Medium sweet, acidic component. Some lingering bitterness. Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation. Oily. Not bad.
lrothc (36) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark caramel color with a small creamy-white head that dissipates fast. The aroma is that of caramelized banana. The flavor is relatively balanced with dark malts but slightly overwhelmed by the esters at first.