SaintMatty (6611) - 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 (13255) - 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 (1318) - 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 (6292) - 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.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ [ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen, Denmark ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, berry - strawbeery jam, moderate hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130608)
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bishops Arms, Karlstad 08/06/26. This is a favourite of mine, I’ve never tasted anything better in this particular style. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and nutty. Some pine needle? Taste is even better; nuts, some caramel, extremely good grapefruit/citrus bitterness which remains a long time after the beer is finished. Behind all this you can imagine a slight note of sweet berries like raspberries and wild strawberries. Overall this is great stuff, you can feel the craft behind this beer.
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Suuret Oluet (Great Beers) in Lahti 4.7. Very balanced delicious bitterness with honeyish malts. Light copper slightly hazy with a HUGE beige head. damn good! a bit watery. Eukalyptus-like freshness