gyllenbock (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Akkurat.
Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, hops and caramel. Similar taste. On the sweet side with a bitter finish. A quite interesting beer.
Tide (1372) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Pikkulintu. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, hops, tropical fruits, a bit of alcohol and resin. Bitter finish with grapefruit and caramel. Good IPA.
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haandfest 2013. This one pours a blurry deep wood golden body and it has a small quickly sidesticking light beige top. Nice sweet on the nose. Lots of caramelized caramel, lots of honey melon, some zesty fruity thing and some subtle grassy hops. It’s really sweet this! Loaded with malty sweetness it’s definitely on the sweet side of the scale. Really sticky on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is soft prickling. Lots if raisin sweetness also here. By all means it liking it, but it feels way to sweet for a ipa. Light mouthdrying finish and aftertaste. 25.05.2013
ClubGonzo (3434) - 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.
bergstaden (967) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden With a white head - Malts in the aroma along with some hops - Malt body with some hops, but still the Balance is not quite there - malt finish, not much bitterness - this wass ok but lacks bitterness for an ipa
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Akkurat. Pours copper colored with a little head. A nice bitterness from Grapes that gives it a good taste.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (SOPP2008, Helsinki)
Pale orange, filmy head. Very flowery and grapefruity aroma - big raw whole hops, even smells like bees and beestings. Huge sweet fruity hoppy taste - steeped in raw hops. A bit over the top, but remarkably tasty in small quantities.
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, a bit hazy, yellow color, small white head. Cut grass hoppy aroma. Pale malty. Cut fresh grass flavor - lingering hoppyness. Light buttery notes. Long bitterness. Refreshing. Närke makes really interesting beers, this one has really interesting name ...
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with floral hops, citric and caramel notes. Ends bitter.
Hermod (2710) - 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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