JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight gushing to pinkish-yellowish, absurdely huge head over clear deep amber-foxy beer. Woody, chocolate but also solvent, and a good dose of it. Noble hops seeping through. Wry, tannine-rich and well-hopped very dry bitter. Good hops, giving as much flavour as bitterness. Very vague background caramel. Dry-out effect, severe, not much body, OTOH thirstquenching. Good ESB, bit severe, but rather drinkable all the same; thanks to the Scandinavian crew.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 First try: Draught, pint. The Rover (Gothenburg, Sweden) on February 5, 2006.
A dark amber colored fresh micro brew. The more I taste from this brewery, the more impressed I get.
Very hoppy and fruity, not too much carbon dioxide, the way it should be in a bitter.
Second try: Draught at Bishops Arms in Örebro, Sweden.
Dark brown color with a creamy brown head. Citrus like hoppy scent. Very hoppy citrus taste. Nice fruity initial taste and good bitterness. Mild lasting fruity aftertaste.
(Draught at The Rover, Göteborg)
On March 1, 2008
Slight shady dark copper color, thick tan head. Fruity, hoppy and sweet scent. Bitter, fruity and sweet atste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a tanned head. Hoppy aroma with some hints of malt in the background. Flavor of roasted malts and leaves you with a nice hoppy aftertaste.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, low carbonation, tanned creamy head.
Piney and grassy aroma.
Butterscotch, pine and grass. Light body, grassy aftertaste.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Good hoppy aroma, with plenty of resinous notes. Hoppy again on the palate, this time with some more earthy edges. Solid, underlying dry malt base, although some residual sweetness comes through. A well balanced and well made beer.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy dark amber color with a small head. Dark-fruity, aromatic-hoppy aroma with roasted malt and smoky hints. Smoky, roasty, malty flavor with late, smooth, dryish bitterness. Medium to full-bodied palate with smooth carbonation. A nice and full, warming bitter.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Rover, Gothenburg.
Amber, with small beige head. Low on carbonation. Grapefruit in aroma. Flavor is mild, with floral elements and hops.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honeylike sweetness with herbal hop character in the nose. Clear amber-copper coloured body with fine bubbled, dense, off white head that lasts well and laces. Moderately bitter, floral, leafy hop flavour over toasty malt base. Dry, light body with rather strong and lively carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at RBESG 2005.
Dark amber colored with a thin off-white head. Lots of hop, grass and earth in the aroma with characters of a pale ale. Bitter hoppy flavor, earthly tones. Dry specially in the end. Sparkling. Nice.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I suppose I’d better start getting around to inputting the ratings from my trip to Scandinavia, so here goes. On draught at Akkurat. Chestnut with a white head. Aroma was moerately sweet with a bit of nuttiness as well. However, the flavour profile was a mirror image of what the aroma would suggest. There was a thin malt presence and it was indeed very hoppy and bitter. This was my first ever Swedish beer and a very good introduction it was.