joergen (20749) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Clear amber coloured with an off white head.
Nice hoppy aroma with notes of pine needles and malts.
Sweet flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Lovely nose of fresh hops, very citrusy, some oranges, notes of caramel malts. Golden to copper body, small white head. Very hoppy flavor, underlying malts, the bitterness is noice and lingering.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ RBESG2005: After drinking Banks Legends this was like going to heaven. Dark golden coloured. Light unclear. Beige head. Fruits, herbs, spices, some citric notes in the aroma. Flavour is very hoppy. Herbs, sweetness, some alcoholnotes, spices and fruits comes to mind while drinking this beer. Full bodied and pretty well balanced. Is very bitter with a touch of sweetness in the end. Really nice one.
larsniclas (5609) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden.
HAzy amber, bubbly head.
Spicy aroma; clove.
Citru, elderberry in the flavour. Fullbodied with fine malty sweetness and loads of hoppiness.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask conditioned at Oliver Twist] Hazy orange coloured. Sampled from the very first glass ever served in the world in May 2005. Very hoppy aroma with notes of cat. Hoppy flavour. Very aromatic with notes of exotic fruits. Bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Well balanced and really good.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at The Rover, Göteborg.
Amber colour with a tint of red.Slight piney in nose, but Närke House yeast dominates. Yet again a beer from Närke that reminds me of Southampton beers in NY. Mouthfeel is thick and almost sticky, still smooth. The bitterness seems balanced or is it just to little of bittering hops? Flavouring hops almost, but not quite, balances the sweetness - lots of residual sugars here. The dryness is ok. I did not find this very American IIPA, more leaning towards an American Barley Wine. I want more hops and less sweetness. Still, it’s tasty!
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Keg @ MacKinlay’s Inn, Stockholm
Very hazy but probably light amber coloured. Hoppy grass notes in aroma. Initially very sweet. Rich in carbondioxide. Malty taste with a sticky alcohol (?) feeling. Warming but gives you a bit of a tired aftertaste with plenty of sweetness.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange without head. A bit hazy.
Citrus aroma with notes of elderberry and alcohol. Fruity and malty.
Alcoholic flavor with with fruity tone.
Malty with growing dry hoppy finish.
Smooth and a bit sweet.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Hazy orange colour with large creamy white head. Citrousy hops and peaches in aroma. Flavour starts fruity of exotic fruit, sweet oranges and juicy malts. The aftertase long and bitter of lemon, grapefruit and green hops. Nice one!
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Draught at The brewery during International IPA-day. clear pale golden beer eith a nice white head. Fruity biscuit aroma, citrus, grapes, hay, floral notes, pine apples, mango, pine needles, some graperuit, some biscuits. Hoppy floral notes, some mango. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. fruity flavor, caramel, pine needles, hay, grapes, pine apples Old rating from 2005: 3.8.Hazy orange, white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and some peach. Hops dominating the flavor, but there is also some citrus and maybe other fruits. Very hoppy finish.