Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours clear, ruby-gold with a light, creamy head. Mild herbal nose, some bready and sugary malts, caramel. Big sweet flavor, faint tangy berries, light dry and sugary bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sticky sweet finish with caramel, orange citrus, bread, some herbal hops. A bit too sweet. Meh.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SMÖF 2011. Amber beer, offwhite head. Malty aroma, chocolate and pine. Pine flavor, grass, a bit woody, juniper berries.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) shared by VastActiv - thanks!
Nce re, but a bit flat. Odd aroma, dirty stale aroma from the back of the spice shelf in the kitchen. Sticky sweet "red ale" malts, sugary, weird spices too. A bit dead in the palate. Some lacticity in the finish. Where’s the beer here? Finish has some dessert - red berries in a pie? cheesecake? vanilla cream? WTF, this is not what I came here for - scrolling past...
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at SMÖF 2011. Sampled on October 29, 2011
Clear brown color, white head. Sweet, sort of acidic scent. Sweet, sugary taste. Wierd spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterenss. Also vanilla ice-cream aftertaste.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Borefts 2013. Amber-orange color. Nose of caramel, fruits, and pine--turns out to be spruce tips actually. Some berry and menthol. The tips work well with the hops and are not over-powering. Like an IPA on spruce. Decent, interesting.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland.
Reddish amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Sweet malty aroma. Served too cold. Have to wait...
Sweet caramel malt, very sugary sweet flavour. Woody dryness. Alcohol. Liquorice drops. Disappointment.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, well balanced. Spruce juice, spices, nice bitter finish. Interesting!
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a moderately sized off white covering which thins to a pond atop the glass.
Nose is biscuity malts, toffee, light hop bill.
Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel, light herbal tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
So so affair.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@Haand2012. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, spruce and red berries . Flavor is sweet and fruity with some red berries, spruce, bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
ekstedt (4910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at SMÖF 2011. Clear copper, medium beige head. Fruity and caramelly with some odd spicy notes with vague pine needles character. Medium bodied and smooth. Semi dry with medium bitterness. This was the "gold foam" winner at SMÖF 2011 which I find very odd.