gnoff (8172) - 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 (2657) - 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.
larsniclas (5911) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Sweet and malty with a lot of citrus.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Pine, toffee and grapfruit feature in the aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet taste with caramel, grapefruit, pine and toffee detected. The finish is hoppy, sweet and slightly sticky. Enjoyable, but I think I was expecting a bit more.
Furseth (2009) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Clear red colour, with à big white head. Aroma: à Little bomb of fruits, citrus, sweet maltynes, some caramellyness in the end too. Flavor is fruity, flowerry,medium body, medium to long fruity finish.
pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour is amber, head is semi creamy. Aroma has earthy, hoppy notes with notes of pine, vanilla and wood. Somewhat sharp mouth feel. Bitter and hoppy flavour with light notes of liquorice.
Linnet (1205) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Pine, resin, grapefruit, good aroma, but weak.
Appearance: amber colour, medium white head, lacing.
Flavour: same flavours as in the nose, but stronger and with pronounced bitterness.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy deep amber, small head. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Dryish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Biscuity crystal malt bacs the rich amounts of citric hops. Marked resiny bitterness. A tasty, very American style ale.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gilden/amber color, nice offwhite head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma. Citrus, pineapples, grass, milky notes. Fruity hoppy flavor, dry grassy, metal, some pineapple. Long gassy finish with fruity notes.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: pears, caramel, vanilla, yellow grapes and apricot, spruce needles, a nice acrid depth to it that reminds me of of brewdog paradox sans the whisky.
Flavour: it immediately strikes me as very well balanced. The hops and malt mingle very well and form a unity rather than balanced or unbalanced contrast. Slightly pungent, very fresh and resinous. The malt is not adding much sweetness and yet it manages to add a lot of body – at least given the gravity. The flavour alone probably deserves a 6, but having no annoying qualities at all – a rare thing! – I give it an 8, for this is the kind of beer I could drink every day. The aftertaste reminds me of nettles, onions and nigella seeds, albeit subtly, and finally leaves a very pleasant hop bitterness clinging. There is some vague milkiness going on as well – I would normally have called that sappy, but milky seems more appropriate in this case. I don’t know where it comes from. The alcohol is also doing its work perfectly flavourwise, it adds some heat and pungency and comes as natural with the other flavours as it would’ve done in a good single malt.
Appearance: pretty, ruddy amber with a moderate development of very fine-bubbled yellowish foam.
Palate: oily, slightly frothy, quite fizzy – really clings to your mouth.