Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours reddish amber. The aroma is of floral, grapefruity, mild resiny and earthy hops alongside a toasted, caramel malt backbone. The flavour is of grapefruity/floral hops and caramelly malt. Medium sweet and medium bitter. The mouthfeel is soft and dry. Medium bodied.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Deep amber. Aroma has big piney hoppiness with some citrus. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and finishes with long hoppy bitterness with citrus and some resin. Medium to full-bodied.
Beer4000 (4768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber/orange body with a nice, dense beige head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, citrus/grapefruit. Flavor of sweet malt and fruity floral hops, citrus and a definitive bitterness. Quite straight forward, but well made and balanced. I like it a lot.
Rune (8716) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet (Norway). Shared with Finn Arvid. Nutty brown body with off-white patchwork on the surface. Hop fruity aroma. Succulent hops up front with caramel malts behind. Dry bitter ending. Full bodied. Heavy stuff (02.08.2008).
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. Amber coloured with a medium sized head. quite well balanced with notes of malt, pines, caramel and citrus - but too mild.
Sigmund (5425) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet). ABV is 9.2%. Copper coloured beer, decent off-white head. Strong and very nice aroma of fruity American hops, some hints of spices of too. The flavour is first malty and slightly sugary sweet with notes of caramel, then an intense harsh and overwhelming bitterness takes over. Overkill, too bitter and harsh for me.
TBone (13231) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand Tasting
Dark nut brown color, small off-white head. Bready-hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty, kind of grassy hopping. Some cardboard, otherwise solid double IPA. Easy, not too difficult IIPA.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. A beige big-bubbled mostely lasting head upon a dark copper-red colored body. Lots of fruity American hops in the aroma. Whiffs of sweet, and rather harsh malts. Raw, quite unfresh sourish-sweet malty and light fruity flavor. Strong astringent bitterness. Big body. Alcohol heath and bitterness in the finish.
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from monopoly outlet, Oslo.
pours clear deep amber with descent yellowish head. wonderful cascade aromas, just like I would’ve brewed myself. Some alcohol, but not too much. A close to perfect beer...
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beige head. Hazy red-amber body. Intense citric tropical fruit aroma with notes of mango and malts. Dry malty citric tropical fruit taste with light catty notes. Some sweetness, too. Slight alcohol heat. Mouthfeel has some softness to it, before the hop bite sets in. A bit of chalk, too. Taste burns pleasurably in the mouth. Bitter roasty aftertaste with some alcohol and oranges. Very long aftertaste. Lovely, a powerful beer to sip. (0.5l, Vinmonopolet.)