VastActiv (3714) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness, hops and malts.
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@blackdoor. Copper, sediments in bottle. Slightly grassy leafy nose, bready malts. Dry bitter body. Bready, slight grainy. Feels raw, ubrefined. Autumny. Flavourful, but a bit too raw.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
lusikka (6911) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a copper colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of berries, citrus and grass. Flavour of grassy hops, citrus, herbs and red berries. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A bit weird.
olio (7308) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of glue-like alcohol, some stuffy fruits, wood and faint hops. Flavor caramel malts, some butter, hay, resin and mandarin. Odd notes on aftertaste. Decent.
tiong (4541) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours dark orange with a thick smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, earthy notes and grass. Taste is malty, bready and grainy with some grassy notes. Finish is grainy and bready. A bit unbalanced.
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutexpo 2013
Served from a bottle too warm
Aroma has resiny malt and some berries. Flavour has berries, mineral notes, some caramel and wood. Decent.
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 121013
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 6.2%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little rip fruit and a little bitter.
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, bitter hops, little flowers and malt. Semi high carbonation.
ben4321 (4539) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12.7 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/29/13
Aroma: The nose has some bready malts, yeast, spice, and a good bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a frothy tan head and sticky lacework
Flavor: The taste is clean and malty, some fruity flavors mid-plate, and some spice on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a clean feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Not a bad one at all, but nothing special either. I wouldn’t have guessed this one at over 4.5%, so it feels quite sessionable even if the ABV is easily clear of 5%. Not a standout, but I have no complaints either...