KyotoLefty (8935) - 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.
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu
Aroma is sweet with caramel, toffee and some odd grainy tones. Flavour has lots of sweet caramel, toffee and distant herbal notes. Like a tikkunekku in liquid form. Wouldn’t have been able to recognize the spruce shots without knowing. Too sweet and sticky, even this 25cl is too much.
tderoeck (7816) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25/IX/15 - on tap @ Borefts 2015 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2015-1293) Thanks to 77ships and the Israeli beer tickers scene for sharing today’s beers!
Clear amber beer, creamy off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, sugary, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, bitter touch, vanilla, dried fruits. Aftertaste: fruity, bit hoppy.
gunnar (7606) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours dark amber with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty, light spruce. Taste is red berries,moderate sweet, herbs and spruce, short ended.
77ships (7353) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Clear amber with a beige head. Smell is sweet caramel, light touch of mocha malts, bark, fruits, light pine hops. Taste is sweet caramel, fruits, breads, some dark soil with a hint of mocha, herbal, berries, some pine in the back of the finish. Easy to drink, enjoyable.
Geokkjer (7262) - 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.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bryggerifestival at Malmö Brygghus, April 2012.
Clear light copper with a small creamy head. Very special and very fresh. Sweet with a lot of "forest" in it. Really an interesting beer to have tried. I would like to call it an unique beer.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is fresh herbal hop, wood, orange marmalade. The taste is very strong herb garden, flowers, aromatic orange. Wood and plenty of earl gray on the finnish. Light body, good!
KnutAlbert (6627) - 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!
SaintMatty (6566) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan, Stockholm) - Dark brown with red tinges. Pine needles, caramel and dried fruit in the aroma. The taste is very interesting with notes of spruce, dried fruit and nuts. Interesting and enjoyable.