calm_dreamer (76) - GREECE - NOV 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red clear-like body with a white thin head. Smells of fruit, cherry, maybe bread. Taste of the same with malt and notes of caramel. Citrus hops in the middle, bitter finish. Carbonation that bites - maybe a bit unbalanced.
TBone (11195) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As "Septem Thursday’s Premium Red Ale". Deep amber color, good beige head. Aroma is very bready with hints of caramel. Light to medium-bodied. Quite bready flavor too. Some caramalt. Harsh woody hoppyness in the aftertaste. Restless.
Foffern (976) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Has a golden reddish brown colour with small, beige head. Fruity aroma, berries, hops, dried fruit, leather and a strange woodiness. A bit sweeter flavour with some caramel, roasted almonds in the end. A little weird bitterness in the end. Slick mouth feel, and a ligt bitterness. Decent and a light ale, but an odd flavour.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours clear bronze to red with a medium head, aroma of honey, bread, caramel, flavor is malty with caramel, hops, bitter finish, medium bodied
erickok (2810) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, small grey head. Simple malts, clean yeast, English appeal. Little hops, but herbal, bit apple like, dark sugar. Clean taste too, light bitter, bigger carbonation than I expected. (Bottle from trade with Benzai)
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle kindly shared by my beer pal Lars Helge. Clear red orange body with a white film. Tobacco, raisin, dried dark fruits and light dung on the nose. Light acidic, fruity sweet and bitter with notes of toasted tobacco a hint of liquorice. Medium bodied.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Oddbins Tunbridge Wells. Fancy finding Greek beer in a small beer shop in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Amber colour, mid-sized head. Grainy malty base with hints of caramel and some nice hoppy flavours, slightly resiny and grassy. Good!
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge (£2.50):
Lots of hops with a good helping of sweet malts to back this up. There is some light citrus with a touch of caramel but this is minimal and is followed by more malts and some bitterness.
Rose coloured red in appearance with a thumb sized, foamy looking head that holds relatively well over the opening minutes.
Citrus & hops kick things off with a touch of toffee and caramel but the almost acidic mix of orange and lemon seems to dominate at the start. After this the sweeter malts come in to play with a bitter taste that seems to linger and is backed up with some darker fruits.
Bitter with fairly strong carbonation and a light medium body. There is a big citrus tang around the middle of the mouthfeel and the bubbles seems to linger along with the bitter aftertaste. The finish is a dry one and the beer is quite lively on the palate but definitely over-carbonated sadly.
A disappointing offering, especially after the initial aroma when I opened the bottle seemed a nice. Sadly it was all down hill from there with too much citrus in the taste and the mouthfeel and not enough balance between this and the malts. Definitely the worst of the four Septem beers I have tried thus far.
thewolf (10535) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to the parents. Pours deep red with a medium, creamy, white head. Aroma has caramel, light toasted, red currants. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, soft chocolate, grainy, oats. Fine malty bitterness. Well balanced.
varanid99 (342) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma - toast, brown sugar, caramel. Taste is caramel, slightly sweet, a little bitterness on a lengthy finish.