ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Bottle. Hazy amber with a fluufy off-white head. Creamy and toffeish malt mixes well with strong floral hops, and some fruity notes as well. Medium bodied and very smooth. Excellent balance with a long bitter finish. Another great beer from närke, though it feels more like a strong IPA than a DIPA.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist little improvised festival for the Denmark-Sweden Football matchup of June 2nd. Fine yellowy head covers the pretty gold opaque pour. Hop oils are intense in the nose that is piney sappy and boasts massive orange and fresh pink grapefruits. Behind that scene, malts are mostly pale, but upon tasting, the crystals are reveales in their strong sweetness, also rather juicy, so it integrates quite well. The palate is a tiny bubble foam, hugely comfortable and rolling on the tongue without a bite. Meanwhile, citrus flavours expand amidst floral notes. The sweetness clearly fades while the thickness stays and the path is opened for a strikingly long finish and ultimately balanced bitterness, a zesty, mandarine-like finish.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle@The Rover, Gothenburg. Hazy orangey colour with a big Duvel-like head, though more offwhite-coloured. Fruity hop aroma, mostly grapefruit, but also apples. Very fruity flavours, even a hint of oranges, solid bitterness. Full-bodied, good carbonation. More an IPA than the hoogblond the name alludes to. Great!
Bov (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Per Samuelsson - slightly amber colour and a little foam; huge hoppy aroma showing notes of apricot and cream; full-bodied, lively and soft palate, some sweetness before a powerful bitterness; very long hoppy, fruity finish - a hop bomb which manages to be balanced; what a beer !
profane (40) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Cloudy appereance. Hoppy. Strong alcohol and a very little aroma of lemon washing powder (maybe was the glass!)
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. golden color. medium head. lots of hops in aroma and taste. a very summery fresh beer to my liking.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DTE thanks to "bike glue" Theis. Hazy amber golden in colour with a whiteish head. Kinda citric with notes of flowers, hops, soap, fruits and malts. Quite light.
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at DTE - one of the first from that keg !! Unclear amber - white head. Citrus, orange, hoppy, freah, fruity, light but nice malty, nice hoppy - a simple beer !!!
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rbesg06, on tap at the rover in gothenburg. second beer of the festival and already i found something i really liked. golden and hazy with a persistent head. quite a firm and syruppy texture, bursting with hops, rich and piney with lots of grapefruit in the finish. really drinkable
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2006. Starts off real malty and fruity, mostly orange. Grapefruit is most prominent in the finish, somehow working despite the fact that I really don’t like grapefruit. Perfect after dinner beer.