KnutAlbert (6349) - 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!
Geokkjer (6298) - 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.
gunnar (6129) - 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.
ekstedt (5810) - 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.
SaintMatty (5779) - 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.
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Deep orange to red colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate aroma of spruce, hints of dust. Medium sweet flavour, distinct notes of spruce twigs, reminds me of Alba (Williams Brothers / Heather Ales). Interesting beer!
gyllenbock (5562) - 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 (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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!
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BBF ’13. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of biscuits, forest fruits/sweet raspberries, pine, light herbal bitterness. Flavour has the same qualities, nice red berry fruitiness, light zesty finish with some herbal bitterness. Light-bodied.
mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20120817) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, caramell and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours had malts, spruce, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had spruce, sweetness and bitterness. The beer was very sweet but the spruce sprout flavours balanced it quite well towards the end.