Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 On-tap at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg. Hazy amber color with a creamy off-white head. Hoppy floral and citrus like aroma also some sweet fruit and caramel. Tastes hoppy, bitter, fruity/sweet, caramel. Very nice one!
081122. Cask. Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. A bit more grassier and more lightbodied.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, courtesy of omhper. Thanks, Per! Pours a murky orangish-brown color; fluffy, khaki-colored head with excellent retention and lacing. Floral and fruity hops in the aroma; some cedar and mate tea (thanks, Eben) and red fruits; quite pleasant, if a little overripe. A zest of grassy and herbal hops at the front; definitely get that mate / tea-like malt character at the core; a good twist on the typical earthy, biscuity ESB, with a bit more very ripe red fruit. Medium, biscuity and earthy finish.
Stine (1646) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500 ml. Golden orange hue, fairly hazy but still clear. Sweet and grassy aroma of yerba mate, graham, and orange. Tea extends itself indefinitely with a light hint of cherry syrup. Crisp, understated bitterness of grass and sesame seed; certainly heavy and perhaps overly so on EKG. Lightly nutty, very leafy, long resinous character and the softest shade of honey. Bright fruit sugar darts in and out, suggesting cotton candy. Mild astringency finishes. More or less an uninteresting hoppy pale type. Thanks for sharing, Ken!
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Per Forsgren - dark amber colour with a little persistent beige foam; very hoppy, aroma of herbs, mint and gentian; some red fruits, medium-bodied and very bitter, dry and long bitter herbal and fruity finish - complex and very good
pilsnerrogge (2618) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival
Amber colour, OK head. Dusty hop aroma. Hoppy bitterness with notes of toffee.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Whisky/cola-coloured with a thin head. Taste of old oak boards with a dry finish of wild strawberries. Very dry and very good.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full malty beer with just the right amount of bitterenss to make the balance. Long lingering taste.
cgarvieuk (16999) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle RBESG 07 ... Brown ... High hop ... fruity high hop ... by now my palate has been truly shot , so my descriptionsgo down hill :-( score are still a good gide to my self at least for retrys.
harrisoni (14984) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG 2007. Red amber with lasting beige head. Odd fruit, cakey aroma, dry malt. Bit of odd sickly something. Odd. Some smoke/ashtray.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, RBESG Grand Tasting 07. Copper, thin off-white head. Nose is funky sherberty fresh hops. Some malt as not to overpower. Mouth is warm, yeasty fresh bread, malty, some fruit. Excellent. Finishes bitter and coating. Really loved this.