JorisPPattyn (7677) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small but persistent dark-creamcoloured head over beautiful red-brown beer. Bit sourish nose, superimposed upon dark, melanoidin-y malts and some buttery notes. Rosemary aroma. Rather dry, woody flavour, spicy, cacaopowder, and dried juniper or cypress branches. Medium bodied, bit watery but not too much. Little qua aftertaste. Nice, dry brown; spicy and light.
Rune (7238) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, batch 386, from Vinmonopolet, Langnes. Light brownish hue with good duration over a deep, dark brown body. Comprehensive beer in both aroma and flavour. Very well balanced smell of just malts and hops. Taste of dark fruits and dark, chocolate malts with underlying spicy acidity. Light hints of yeast. Ends up with lingering hop bitterness. Ashy dryness in texture. Well bodied. I bought a few more bottles to be cellared, should be interesting to re-taste them before Oct.2013 (Tromsø, 07.03.2009).
Theydon_Bois (6461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home - 05/09/12.
Pours a clear mid brown with a decent off-white head that retained fairly well.
Nose is malts, nuts, toffee and a little woodiness and a pinch of cinnamon.
Tastes of brown sugar, malt, prunes, toffee and a little nutty and a crumb or two of biscuit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, perhaps a little over carbonated. Medium sweet finish. A little thin.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Low creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel alcohol aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel grass pine flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Bottle 500ml @ Måltid i Agder, Kristiansand
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle Batch #491. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, yeast and some bitterness. Palate is roasted malts and nuts. [4 4 5 3 9 = 2.5 11/13/2010]
Hansen (6133) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poffed out of the bottle, almost half of the beer ended on the table and floor. And I didn’t shake it. Dark brown, hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Nice aroma, malty, caramel, soy-sauce. Flavor is starting malty sweet, complex notes, nuts, caramel, real nice. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Plovmand (6126) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks for the sample faroeviking. Muddy brown body with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts. Flavour is dark malts and some subdued hops. Medium bodied.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from pivni rozmanitost. turbid brown with a yellow-grey head; aroma of mushy weetbix and sultanas; pretty simple flavours - light touch of instant coffee and modest bitterness. nothing too exciting
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Batch #753. BB 18/01/15. (Vinmonopolet) Mo i Rana, Norway.
Hazy brown colour with small tan head.
Yeast, brown sugar, malt and mild dark fruits in aroma.
Flavour is dark malt, yeast, hints of hops and dark fruits. Quite simple and boring Ale.
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Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A relatively heavy (for a 6% beer) nutty brown ale.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after receiving through private importation, a little more than 3 years before expiration date!!! A 6% brown ale with a 3+ years shelf time?!?!?
The look: Mostly clear dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: A bit of a gusher. Nose of tobacco leafs, toasted hazelnuts and some toffee. Taste has a lot of grainy malts, cookies, caramel, oily hazelnuts, commercial milk chocolate bar, creamy earthy toffee, chewing tobacco. Oily mouthfeel. That beer packs quite a hefty malted body for a 6% brew. Carbonation was a bit too much at first but I let the beer sit for 15 minutes and then it was fine. Overall this was a fine nourishing brown ale even if a bit on the oily side of things. Another decent beer. So many decent beers out there to drink. Too little time to drink them all. What would Jesus do I’m asking you, what would Jesus do? Probably try to feed the fish of my computer screen saver.