laiti (5574) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. #591: BBE 140213, brygget 140211.
Rather mild and a bit sourish aroma has fruits and some hints of belgian yeast. Taste is fruity and has that yeast too. Smooth palate and a dry finish. In blind tasting I would take this as a saison from Belgium – not a blonde from Norway.
gyllenbock (4459) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal in Stavanger.
Hazy golden/yellow with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, caramel and some lime. About the same in the rather different but good taste. Refreshing with a fairly light mouth feel.
TET (1578) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow beer wtih a big and blond head. Aroma is very refreshning and pleasant, fruitness, lemon, oranges, spicyness and corinader. Taste is also quite similar and pleasant as aroma, fruits, lemon and sourness, spicies and grapefruity bitterness. Quite light to drink, but fitts nicely into this beer. Very tastefull, light and refreshning beer with lots of taste also when cold and with low alc.%, great beer.
Hermod (3083) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Batch #591, BB 02/2013. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a creamy looking white head. Aroma was orange, wheat and spices. Flavor pretty much the same, hops and some citrus notes as well. Finish is dry and bitter. Very drinkable!
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours cloudy golden with a white head.Aroma is citrus, subtle spices, herbal and floral hops.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some floral and citrus notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice refreshing and flavorfull beer.
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Batch #591, brygget 14.02.2011, BBE 14.02.2013. Rated @ 22.5.2011.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a white, lacy head. Aroma of wheat, citrus and hops. Flavour of wheat, grassy hops, fruits, camomilla and some caramel. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry, hoppy, fruity finish. Highly drinkable for the upcoming summer.
RexTalionis (2370) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Poured hazy golden in colour with fluffy whitish head. Spices, yeast and citrus in aroma. Light hoppy bitterness and citrus with wheat in flavour. Saison meets weissbier. Very tasty and great beer for the summertime. Finish is just a bit grassy bitter with mild spicy hints. Great brew.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hefiger, wenig süßlicher Antrunk. Dabei passend bitter, der Hopfen bleibt permanent im Hintergrund. Trotz der Bitterkeit wirkt das Bier weich, die Hefigkeit sorgt mit dezenten Kräuternoten für die passende Würzigkeit. Trocken, dennoch süffig, mit der Zeit ausgewogener. Die Bitterkeit verschwindet, die Würzigkeit wird etwas schwächer. Gelungenes, wenn auch nicht wirklich besonderes Bier. 7/11/10/11/8/11
ABS (448) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden. Small head. Not that much taste. Bitterness and carbonation aftertaste. Works well in the sun. Good beer, but probably not worth the extra cost compared to more commercial pilseners etc in the store (that often - sometimes you just want something that is better).
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi
Batch #591, brygget 140211 - Pours golden with a nice foamy head. Aroma has hints of yeast, citrus and wheat. Taste is somewhat unique and could be described as a mix of saison and a wheat beer, with hints of citrus, banana and spices. Body is quite light, finish is bitter and a bit too dry. Easy to drink, quite straightforward and a nice summer beer.