olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SMÖF 2011. It poured a dark brown-amber liquid. Smell of caramel, malt and spruce. The taste was very special and hard to describe. sweet malty with some candy and spruce. An unusual beer, but I liked it.
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is light brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices, hops and malts.
Pyrmir (5250) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, burnt sugar and herbs. Taste is burnt sugar, fairly bitter, herbs and caramel.
PhillyCraft (5229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at BBF, pours brown color with small to medium head. Lots of Norwegian spruce in the smell and also in the flavor. Also some tree nuts, caramel malt, raisin, and fig. Body was medium to fuller. Nice if you like spruce.
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@pikkis. Brown amber, hazy. Strangely herby spicy, a bit of funky notes. Cola- like flavours, pine needles. Earthy stuff. A lot of everything. For a spiced ale, ok. I like the slight funky things.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap @Haand ØlFestival 2012. Dark golden, low blond head. Gently sweet and rounded. The spruce blend well in both in aroma and flavor. Red fruits and mild bitter and herbal tones. Succulent texture. Soft in the mouth. A very nice one.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@BBF12. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is malt, toffee and pine. Flavour is caramel, flower, pine and fruit.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Borefts 2013. Poured amber with a small head. Aroma of strong, heavy fruit. Medium body, flavour of sweet, dense, red fruit, pine.
Douberd (4416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Närke Gransus) Tap at Borefts ’15.
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, small and thin off-white head on top, with average retention.
Herbal aromas, something like juniper berries but not quite exactly, wood.
Sweet taste with caramel, nuts, wood.
Thin body, low carbonation.
Soft and easy to drink, but nothing really special.
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear caramel amber colour, beige head. Herbal aroma, spruce, malts and caramel. Sweet malty flavour, herbal notes. Light sweet finish, bread and some pine notes.
(From draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven 2013)