mjs (6129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Pikkulintu, 20130821) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, caramell and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy and bitter. A very nice malty IPA. No need to adjust the score.
(Draught at SOPP2008) Golden and clear. Small dense white head. Citric, hops and cowhouse in nose. Medium palate. Hops, citric flavours, grass, bitterness and fruitiness in taste. Long aftertaste with citric flavours and bitterness. Old rating: 8-3-8-3-15=3.7
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery cons 2013-08-01 Örebro
AR: fudge, tropical fruits, pine,
AP: hazy bronz, frothy crème beige head
F: fudgy, caramel, tropical fruit, buttery, oily, fresh
Hermod (5935) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ pikkulintu. Deep amber, white head. Pine, caramel, woody notes in aroma. Flavor has caramel, pine, sweet fruity notes. Bitter, quite maltdriven brew. Orange in the hoppy finish as well.
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Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ EBF. Almost clear, yellow golden body with a small white head. Aroma has a fine citrus impression. Flavor is fruity like grapefruit with note of lemon and a fine sharp bitterness. Well balanced IPA.
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bishops ARms in Örebro. Fruity and yeasty smell, feels belgo. A note of smoke. Sweet taste with quite a high residual sweetness, also caramel. Hard to put a type on this beer, doesn’t feel like an IPA, more like a dark belgian. Not quite a bruin either.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 23082013. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, some sweetness, hops and malts.
ClubGonzo (5300) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Light copper-hued body, small white head. Nose is nutty malts, red berries and hints of oranges and grass. Taste is sweet nuts, caramel, almonds, grains, grass, hints of peaches and resin. Low on bitter/sweetness integration; the two feels as if standing side by side rather than being integrated features of the beer. Also, it does taste a bit...strange, in search of a better term. Full body, medium carbonation. OK, but far from the best Närke can do.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SOPP 2008, Helsinki. Golden color with small head. Refreshing aroma with fair amount of lemony and raisiny hops. Bittersweet flavor with strong lemony and grapefruity hop character. Dry, chewy and bitter finish. Pleasant, drinkable and moreish, but there could be more hop complexity.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@EBF 2008. Hazy straw-yellow, low white head. Delicious hoppy acidulous-sweet orange/tangerine aroma. Distinct fruity bitterness in the flavor. Light, sweet malty background. Medium body. Long fruity-bitter ending.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@SOPP, Helsinki) Hazy golden with a small head. Very citrusy-hoppy, original aroma with exotic fruits and dandelions. Quite strongly hoppy, exotic-fruity and citrusy, dry flavor with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, soft-carbonated, refreshing. A very nice and beautifully hoppy, dry summer ale.