Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, toast, yeast, some dried dark fruit, plums. Flavor is malty, yeast, bread, little caramel, fruit, wood. Medium body, lively carbonation. 060914
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear, dark, reddish brown with a dense, off white head. Aroma has lots of toasted malts, caramel malts, wheat-like fruits, plums, figs. Overall a very nice malt profile so far. Some almost belgian style yeast or esters here as well. Taste has a slightly higher roasted bitterness, toffee, caramel malts and fruits: Banana, dried plums, dried figs and raisins. Body is pretty watery, which doesn’t suit the taste very well in my opinion. Medium carbonation.
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. High lasting fluffy off-white head. Clear and good looking brown body. Mild and sweet roasted malt caramel nuts bisquit aroma. Sweet and smooth creamy roasted malt caramel cocoa nuts flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.
Maakun (829) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Norwegian village supermarket. Slight hazy dark brown with small beige head. Malty at first with roasted nuts, fresh coffee, cocoa, dark caramel and dried fruits. Quite dry and not very sweet with a nice long light bitter finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
ERB92 (401) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, nuts, grains, chocolate, licorice, citrus and wood in the aroma. Dark brown with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice brown ale with lots of flavour, especially for the ABV.
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during beer tasting at the Bunker, Copenhagen. Pours brown, thick head. Taste is sweet, chocolate, nuts. Light bodied, well balanced, easy to drink.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light coffee, light fruitiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session Brown ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. aroma of dark malt, dark chocolate. Taste, dark malt, roasted coffee, red berriees, citrus hops in finish. Good.
Beertobealive (302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice foamy beige head. Roasted malt and coffee flavors. Brownish colored body. Taste if nuts. Less roast in mouth with better balance, thickness and length. Very good for a Norwegian supermarket range.
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martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5L bottle, BB 23.05.2014. Pours brown with huge off white head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, roast, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, apples, dark fruits, coffee bitterness, and watery. Finish is short coffee bitter. Overall: after the awful newcastle brown ale and okish thwaites big ben, this feels like a really great brew.