madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, fruits, yeast, spice. Flavour of yeast, fruits, spice and sweetness, Medium bodied. Dry sweet fruityness with a grapy touch in the end.
Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Per - hazy bronze colour with a modest head retention; yeasty and spicy aroma, some esters and fruits too; medium-bodied, a moderate bitterness and a short estery and spicy finish
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, 300ml, perfectly served lightly chilled at Glenfiddich Warehouse in Gamla Stan. Near clear, amber coloured body under a slowly fading, white tophead. Smooth aroma of died fruits and herbal hops. Fresh fruity taste with hints of dried fruits breaking through supported by lighter notes of caramel malts. Lingering fruit bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable drinking before mid day (Stockholm, 27.07.2010).
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GW68, Stockholm
On August 4, 2010
Hazy copper color, fluffy lasting light brown head. Phenolic, sweet, light metallic taste; fruity, bitter, herbal, cream aftertaste.
Starts off like a Belgian Blonde, finishes almost like an IPA. A bit sweeter with a less dry finish and for me it would’ve been excellent! Still good though.
Phenolic, creamy, malty scent. Also some banana esters in the smell. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Some acidity in the taste also, bringing a bit of astringency to the mouthfeel.
It’s a bit "spretig" (all over the place), not balanced in the way I appreciate it most. But all in all a rather nice beer.
I’m not sure what style I’d call this one, perhaps a "Belgian style IPA"? Tone down the bitterness, loose the acidty, add some more sweetness and caramel, and it would, for my taste, turn from rather nice to very nice.
For those that don’t care for "true" Belgian Blondes, the smaller notes of phenoles with the higher bitterness level might be a true hit?
Not a session beer, for me at least, in drinkability, more of a farily slow drinker, but not down to only a sipper either.
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Skinnyviking (7068) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low creamy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear amber body. Apple pear peach caramel aroma. Fairly hoppy fruity caramel flavor with low carbonation and a long bitter sweet aftertaste.
rosenbergh (6842) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear golden colour with small off-white head.
Toffee, berries, some spices and sourness in aroma.
Flavour is mild toffee sweetness, mild and sweet hops and fruits. Drinkable and mild Ale.
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 30.7.2010.
Hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Spicy aroma of vanilla, grapefruit, yeast and sweet malts. Sweet flavour with loads of grapefruit, malts and hops. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice summer brew.
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100729.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, some mild hops, yeast and caramel malts. Flavor is the same with some mild spice and toffee notes.
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 30 May 2010) Pale amber colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of orange, apricots and a touch of yeast. Fruity, malty nose with apricots, orange, a hint of yeast and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, fairly dry. Interesting, tasty and well made.