PalCabral (145) - - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Expensive) Bottle (75cl) from Systembolaget. Pours red amber into the glass with a fine layer of foam that never goes. It is a very beautiful beer thanks to its’ red (autumny) look. Aroma is a nice blend of malty sweetness and spices, it drives up the thirst. The taste is a slight let down from the build up, it starts mild and sweet from the caramalts, but then comes the spice and bitterness that washes away the sweets and leave you with a dry mouth. It’s like a teaser, the first impression is that this is a thirst quencher but then halfways through you frown and your toungue gets all dry. Too bad. With all the nice pre-conditions, this beer could have been a lot better.
Lawger (234) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour, cloudy with sediment. Distinct belgo associations on the nose with foam bananas and sweet saison yeast. Well balanced flavour with good sweetness/dryness, decent length and a very light bitterness. Nice and tasty.
daje (2757) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, shared with esp0r & edvard, september 27th 2013. Hazy amber body, low beige head. Aroma of herbs and spicy yeast, taste is fruity with faint hints of spices. Feels something is missing here, although it doesn’t taste bad I feel there’s not enough stuff going on.
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.
Hazy vibrant reddish orange, big frothy goldenish beige head, slow diss, thick lacing,
Tiny sweet, tiny sour, tiny salty, bread, soup stock, soil, moss, moist wood, cereal, lemon zest, hay, celery
Sweet, sour, bitter, fruity, herbal, bread, lemon juice, cerely, asparagus, moist wood, dry soil, pepper corns, bay leaves, soup stock, boiled meat, boiled cabbage,
Astringent, cloying, light to medium.
Bread, celery, asparagus, bay leaves, soup stock, pepper corns.
Strange, very automnal and terrible.
esp0r (2377) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with daje & ed
Deep orange, massive beige head. Spicy, fruity, quite heavy on the aroma, malts and resins. Moderate sweet, heavy malts, a bit chemical, a touch of fernet branca, some oak. Moderate bitter. Quite ok - can’t find the mushrooms though
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer - apparently one of their seasonals - with an unusual taste. The aroma is a bit of a disappointment. This bottle was stored by me for 1 year before drinking it. Must say it was a pleasure sharing it with two other guys at a baby shower. Must be classified as an ale. Ok I was wrong, its a saison. The name means "autumn".
alkolas510 (897) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rödbrun med litet skum! Humle o malt i mycket bra balans! God öl!
RexTalionis (3109) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours dark orange in color. Hard toffee, some wooden elements and burnt bread in aroma.
Fruity sweet toffee, some bready notes in taste.
Hermod (4457) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Kaisla. Bb Sept 2015. Hazy amber, thick white head.woody, earthy, toffee, herbal notes. Really nice. Flavor has toffee, wood, yeast, hops, candy sweetness, burnt toffee I think. Complex. Finish is sweet and long. Different but very tasty.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th June 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Bruce. Hazy amber beer, big fluffy cream coloured head. Light palate, airy and semi dry. Strange bitter caramel and burned toffee taste here. Touch of dried fruits. Dry finish. A bit odd not too bad.
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours lightly hazy amber with a small beige head. The nose is toast, sandalwood, caramel, varnish, leather, toffee and butterscotch. The taste is toffee, Werther’s Original, butterscotch, burnt aspect, honeycomb, spice, banana and bread with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit too sweet really. So-so.