LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a large, firm white head leaving lacing. Aroma: pineapple, toffee, lemonade. Taste: pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, pepper, medium bitter. The flavour is nice, but a bit thin. Medium bitter with noticeable carbonation. Liked this one more than M vs. Goldings.
Nisse666 (3544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB cons 2011-02-25 Göteborg
AR: floaral, pech, hops,
AP: amber/coppar 1 cm stouty of white wee bubbly head
F: floral, bitter, dry, hoppy - quite boring!
Frovigalning (2475) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think we all know how tasty a beer with Amarillo hops can be, at least those of us that tried Oppigårds Amarillo Spring last year. Personally I find Amarillo to be one of my favourite hops. But unfortunately this one turned out to be a disappointment, it lacked both hop aroma and bitterness. I also found an off flavour of cheese in the smell. The quality also seems to differ since one of my bottles tasted of dill and wet cardboard. However I hope that was just me being unlucky so the score is from the good bottle I got.
SirLimpsalot (1829) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trevlig humledoft, men alltför tunn och vattnig vätska. Fruktig smak men något kort eftersmak.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Low greyish-blond head. Body is foggy orangey amber. The hop aroma is more resinous and earthy than fruity. I’ve expected a more prominent Amarillo character. Light sweet, light toasted malts in the background. Medium body with a cream-ish texture. Solid hop bitterness, along with a medium sweet, light peppery malt foundation. Some fruity flavoring hops too, but not enough for my likings. Straightforward hop bitter ending. Drinks ok without standing out.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beautiful hazy copper, medium head. Nose is malts, taste is malts, finish is malts with some lingering hops. Disappointing, as I thought this would be a single hop version of the excellent IPA of yesteryear,
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden amber colour with a white head. Citrusy hops with some caramel in the background, also notes of grass, a bit sweet, a faint note of barnyard/smoke.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep copper with a huge beige bubbly head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, fresh bread and hoppy; nice! Sweet crispy mouthfeel. Acidy, hoppy citric, sweet and fruity flavor. medium body. Fruity nice palate. Finishes fruity sweet and slightly bitter which gets strongel towards the end.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 First rating
50 cl bottle thanks to rickgordon who got it from Systembolaget. Sampled on February 19, 2011
Slight bit hazy copper color, small yellow head. Malty, grainy scent. Malty, grainy, somewhat bitter taste with faint hints of hops. Smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Sampled on September 1, 2011
Cloudy orange color, yellow head. Hoppy, citrus, cream scent. Citrus, malty, cream, bitter taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
VsXsV (1636) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl botlle from Systembolaget. Light amber/golden colour and soapy, medium off-white head. Smells of grapefruit, citrus (amarillo) and some malt. Medium bitter flavour with little sweetness. Light to medium body with ok carbonation. Better than the Goldings version but nothing extraordinary.