lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 22.4.2010.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Good retention and lacy. Loads of hops with fruity notes, pleasant. Mild sweet flavour of caramel malts, fresh hops and fruits. Great dry hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a slicky mouthfeel. Pleasant brew.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
@ The Wharf. The aroma is tense maltieness and American citrus hops. Colour is murky copper what looks like hop haze. Flavor is intense citrus and grape with a nice strong maltyness backbone. It is very like Avery Brewing Co’s Maharaja double IPA. A very intense malt and hops beer.
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of fiulijn. Very nice appearance. Not very complex. Slightly nutty and surprisingly malty.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - quite clear and reddish-amber in colour with a persistent white foam; a flowery and creamy hoppiness, some red fruits too; medium-bodied, a solid bitterness and a long hoppy flowery finish
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is citrus, pine, light spice and caramel. The flavour is citrus, caramel, flowers, fresh fruit and ends up with a long sweet fruity finish. Very nice!
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Pours clear golden with a small white head and lacings. Crisp and fruity hoppy profile. Peach and grapefruit. Medium and smooth palate. Lasting dry end. Very nice
Borresteijn (4543) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Johnny’s Off Licence bottleshop at RBESG Rome Day 2. Hazy amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity with pineapple, grapefruit, malts and loads of hops. Flavour is sweet and fruity, grapefruit and pineapple again, earthy liquorice root powder, strong hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Very good stuff.
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 bottle in johnys off licence rome ... hazy dark amber ... thin white head ... sweet pine resins .. little grapefruit hop nose ... sweet rich hop .. loads of resins ....very nice
bottle at the tap ... copper ... thin white head ...light dry lime hop nose ... zezty juicy pine hop ... soft toffeemalt ... little grapefruit ... huge hop resins ... 3.9
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 9.5 rather than 9 per cent. Blond with a small head.Full bodied as you would expect with lots of hops and some citrus. Bitter finnish and very much up with the awesome American IPA’s. A must try.
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy dark amber color. Tropical fruity and sweaty hops in the aroma. Thick bittersweet flavor with grapefruit, lemon, nuts, toffee and pepper. Very firm taste. Slightly too thick for my palate.