VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 14112011. Colour is reddish brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness and roasted malts.
daje (1907) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, december 28th 2012. Dark red body, unclear, with big offwhite head. Malty and sweet taste, syrup and caramel, luckily someone was clever enough to toss in some fruity aroma hops too, works well with the peach contrast. Taste is also very sweet, again syrup, with chocolate, roasted malt fruity and piney hops. Works well, but more hops could be used to justify the ’american’ part of the name. Finish is roasty with chocolate.
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, ryvita, dried fruit, toffee and a touch of orange peel. Malty, roasted taste with crisp-bread, dried fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, a touch of cacao, orange and a gentle citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice.
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity with some citrus. Flavour is slightly bitter, rather sweet.
rarbring (1094) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of malts, nuts, hay, grass.
Appearance: The brew is clear reddish brown, has a high compact warm off-white head leaving good lacing, and some curtains.
Taste: Sweet brown bread, some syrup, egg yolk, red berries and lemon peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, smooth, oily, a dry finish.
Overall: Very rich and rewarding multi-dimensional brown ale.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2012-04-02.
The Etruscan (490) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige creamy full lasting head. Dark brown with mahogany reflections colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with banana, peach and light citrus and floral notes. Flavor is malty too with graperfruit and very light coffee tones, ending in a balanced dry hoppy and slightly roasty finish. Light to medium bodied.
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the proeflokaal, delft.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear amber pour. Slightly hoppy aftertaste. Tasty.
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of RoNo. Pours dark reddish brown with a rather small frothy and bubbly offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, tiny sour and tiny metalluc with dark bread, grapes, orange zest, burnt caramel, caraway, toasted malts, chocolate, grass, toffee and pine. Taste is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour and slightly metallic with caramel, orange zest, roasted malts, grass, red currants, dark grapes, liquorice root, bitter chocolate, plums and toffee. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, watery, very tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with dark bread, orange peal, caraway, liquorice root, pine and grass.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ottima Brown Ale. Naso diviso tra luppolo, caramello con una nota di caffè. Al palato ingresso liscio e dolce con note di caramello. Evolve in un vagone di luppolo che trasporta su di esso sapori di caffè. Ottima birra.
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Small fluffy beige head. ARoma of caramel, herbs, sweetness, fruits, flwoers. Flavour of spice, caramel, herbs, flowers. cocoa. Medium bodied. Ends on a caramelly bitterness.