bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. Blonde. Orange and cellar notes in the aroma. Alcoholic flavor with dried candy. Floral and perfumed. Not my favorite
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: sweeetness, spice, herbs. Flavour. Herbs, sweetness, flowers. Medium bodied. Ends herbal bitter.
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland.
Hazy orangey golden colour with small white head.
Yeast, raspberries, spices and herbs in aroma.
Spices, yeast, rubber, herbs and bitterness in flavour.
Not that tasty.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Pours clear yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is strangely herbal and grassy, with a little citrus and fruit. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 First rating
Draught at Ölrepubliken during "Närkevecka", on February 27, 2013
Hazy golden color, fairly big lasting cream colored head. Sweet, floral, summer meadow, weeddy flower scent after rain, bubblegum, curious and unusual, though not bad, scent. Sweet, herbal, floral, sugary, flower stems, some red berries, dew or rain infused meadow character taste. Sweet, herbal, bubblegum, floral aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, frairly moderate co2 level. Pretty low bitterness.
Since "Älgört/Älggräs" (Meadowsweet) was a farily common herb to use in flavoring of beer in sweden before hops became common this is an extra interesting beer for me. I now feel I want to pick some and make a beer of my own in this "old style" Swedish beer.
Uncommon but very nice and interesting scent and taste indeed.
After a while getting used to the first impressions I pick up loads of cinnamon on both and scent and taste that I didn’t get at first.
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on June 7, 2013.
Hazy honey color, fluffy white head. Floral, perfume, sassafras, fresh and nice scent. Fresh, perfume, floral, summer meadow after some rain and then sun taste. Floral, sassafras aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Very very nice, especially the scent, and I feel again I want to brew something similar for a homebrew.
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Borefts, 2013. Oily blonde color, herbal, lemon, soap nose. Creamy lemon flavor with soap and herbs. Intersting herbal character, decently bitter finish. A bit medicinal, but nice drinking. Oily body.
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg.
Couleur dorée pâle, col blanc fin.
Arôme est vraiment subtile et original dans l’usage de la reine des prés qui ajoute un bouquet somptueux fleuri, herbacé, de pétale avec une pointe de douceur. Le tout rappelle ce côté sassafras utilisé dans les root beer américaines.
Palais présente un fleuri superbe avec ce côté sureau, bourgeon, pétale. Le tout conserve un petit côté doux avec un côté malté caramel arrivant en fin de bouche. Une expérience unique qui fait penser aux grandes régions sauvages et prairies et sous-bois du nord de la Suède
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours hazy light golden with a small white head. Aroma is piney and grassy hops. Taste is strong bitter, light fruity and herbal, liquorice at the final.
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012 // One of the more ’special’ Närke brews. Apparently moosegrass is the special herb that I was getting, I knew that this had to have some kind of Swedish unique herbs that I have never heard off but obviously couldn’t guess what it was. Is that even like eatable? Bright hazy golden with a decent neatly lacing white head. Smell is quite herbal, hard to pinpoint what, it is moosegrass apparantly but strong sharp vaguely familiar herb but you cannot pit your finger on. both sharp and sweeter qualities blended with some sweeter lemon. light sweet grains. Taste is as someone pointed out - indeed - huge jasmine,.sweet citrus, heavy herbal, yeast, spices, lemongrass and lemon zest. bitter in a spice way. Light easy to drink, one weird session beer, it such a weird flavor but works at the same time - hard to say what to do with this one....
jmgreenuk (7468) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Borefts 2013. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a nutty hoppy bitter crisp sharp palate. I didn’t dislike this beer but it’s a little metallic too and not too dissimilar to some other beers that have a similar style and have been marked down because of the brewer. Yes, it’s Narke and they are very very good, but this is nothing special.