Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a huge beige head. Malty aroma with notes of fruity hops and spices. Flavour is sweet caramel malt, yeast, citrus and spices. Medium-bodied, slightly bitter aftertaste.
haakonjo (22) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden Amber, tall offwhite head.
Armona is Belgian yeast, som bread, malt and some fruit. More of the same in the flavour. Subtle flavours, yet they have a nice presence. Like a "light" and malty triple. Easy to drink, but still flavourfull. Good beer!
Psytron (1062) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter smell of hops. Massive beige head. Cloudy amber colour, looks like sewer water. Surprisingly sweet, aromas of mead, honey and yeast. Some hay and earthy aromas as well. Faint bitterness in aftertaste. Somewhat watery.
Thom_Rafter (11) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 500ml. Jumps right out of the bottle. After some cleaning pours opaque amber-brown with large foamy head. Aroma: yeast, sweet notes. Flavor yeasty sweet notes with some fruits and herbs. Too much carbonation for my taste.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
7 Initially on pouring the aroma was almost like an English ale with its hoppiness. It was only when in the glass that the yeasty malts kicked in, and planted this firmly in the Belgian camp.
4 Rich orange. Fairly persistent tight off-white head.
7 Nice earthy bitterness, some spicy nettley retronasals. Good rustic bready grainy body. Very nice attenuation, properly dry, very little sweetness at all. At first, I could taste the alcohol, but that fades once you’ve had a mouthful of all of the other components.
4 Lovely crisp refreshing palate, that attenuation is a big win. Lively carbonation - you’ll be burping this if you drink it at the rate that the refreshingness tells you you could/should. Ignore that 6.5% on the side - this is a damn tasty quaffer. Finish, whilst harking back to the Belgian yeast, has enough earthy hops that it again reminds me of a good English strong bitter’s finish. Nice tingle that would be shamefully rare in UK beers nowadays, but Nogne know what hops are for, and they’re showing that here.
14 Can’t fault this - it’s very solid in every aspect. Not wowing me, but certainly it’s not done anything wrong. Love the attenuation, yes that’s the third time I mentioned it, and the dry bitter finish.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours hazy amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, belgian style, with spices and herbs. Taste is malt oriented, with caramel and spicy malts, some pepper. High carbonated and filling mouthfeel.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden, with an airy head. Aroma is on the sweet side, with caramel malts, and notes of orange and honey. Also some noticeable coffee. The flavour initially does not have the same sweetness, with burned malts, yeast and zesty hops, but in the background notes of toffee are lingering. It also finishes of with a nice sweet malt, with notes of oranges.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Alko
Batch #616, brygget 04.05.2011 - Pours dark orange with a large foamy head. Strong fruity and yeasty aroma with earthy notes, spices and malts. Taste is quite malty, slightly sweet and fruity. Notes of spices, caramel and citrus. Finish is warming and slightly bitter with sweet fruitiness and sticky notes. Okay, quite well balanced Belgian ale.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (From Alko, Vaasa). Hazy amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some herbs, mild yeast and some slight alcohol. Flavour is slight wooden tartness along with caramel, toffee, some herbs and spices. Quite yeasty and bready as well. Quite pleasant.
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Oh, is it this deep amber? I’ve always thought this would be a bright clear light one, but the pour on this one is actually both blurry, warm and deep glowing-amber. It also has a small bubbly sidesticking and creamy beige head. The aroma has subtle fruity tones, some sweet caramel, dark malts, and there is almost a hint of ashy smoke here as well. Strange that last part, but I quite like this! Really nice flavors here, and my god it’s so light drinkable. A really nice smooth and creamy texture with a soft carbonation level. Lots of that same fruity tones found in the aroma, and it has nice tones of sweet caramel. Really well balanced with a gentle bitterness all the way, and it ends in a light almost herbal and grassy-bitter well balanced finish. This was really nice! 10.03.2012