Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The Rover. Dark amber with barely no head. Fruity hoppy aroma, quite weak, a bit yeasty. Very low carbonation, which is good for me, grapefruity, balanced. That’s all.
olsvammel (5808) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bishops Arms in Stockholm. Poured a dark hazy amber liquid with a small foam and some lacing. Had a smell of grasy hops and a hint of citrus. Had a fresh taste of grasy hops and some grape fruit.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Akkurat in Stockholm. Beer poured a cloudy amber body with a huge, massive while head that gives the effect of an ice cream float. The top looks like a baseball submerged in my beer but luckily it didn’t taste like that. There was a nice citrus, hop aroma. The taste had a nice malt presence but also a refreshing citrus hop bite as well. Filling body and overall well rounded taste. My first Narke and hopefully not my last.
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Svenska Dagar 2008 @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - Copper brown in colour. Fruity and hoppy aroma with some grain. A well balanced hoppy and malty taste. Pretty unremarkable but enjoyable enough.
FatPhil (13588) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Swedish Days 2008)
Served a bit cold, let it sit a while to warm up. Stodgy grainy aroma. Milky body. Pleasant hops and malt, well balanced. Very full-bodied. Fairly simple, but what’s there is tasty.
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap SB&WF-08 - Unclear copper amber colored beer with a rich dense head. Grapefruit aroma dominates with notes of , caramel and typical swedish grassy hops. Flavor is very hoppy with a smooth clean mouthfeel to it. Finish is rather bitter and dry. Could have been a little bit more balanced.
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 (Re-rate, draught at Pikkulintu) Poured deep amber and clear. Head was dense and white. Aroma had toffee, hops and malts. Palate was medium bodied with high carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, hops, fruitiness, toffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly sweet and clearly bitter. I didn’t remember this was so sweet but it didn’t bother me. Nicely balanced, solid body and clean taste. Good.
Old rating: 7-3-8-3-13=3.4
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very very good indeed. Dark ruby red with white long lasting head that in itself tastes like heaven. A nice fruity hoppiness, grapefruit and other such citric flavours. The beer itself is also full of all kinds lovely: lots of malty caramell, butterscotch and different kinds of fruit and berries. Hops to die for, both the citric and fruity aroma hops and the bitter hops in the finnish.
beeR (61) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draugth at One Pint Pub. Red-amber with no head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. More malty taste but with a nice hoppy finish. Noticeably carbonated. Very drinkable.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at SOPP 2008, Helsinki. Amber color with small head. Perfumed and candyish hops in the aroma. Caramelly, biscuity, toffeish, worty and fruity flavor with bittersweet finish. Fairly chewy and worty, tastes a bit unfermented.