cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at chris0... deep copper ... soft zezty ... wooody ... there are light sake tones behind the beer tones nose ... very sweet ... coconut and pineapple tones ... woody malts ... quite nice ... very interesting
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little 250ml bottle, batch 741, in a red cylinder box ordered through Vinmonopolet (nettbutikk). Bubbly, beige head resting for a while on top of a dark orange coloured body, slightly hazy. Plums and earthy malts to the nose, vinous. Rather rich taste of biscuit malts, dried fruits and sweet berries. Bittersweet round off. Tingling alcohol on the tongue all the way. Full bodied. Mellow, sweet and rather flat in the mouth. Fine, slow sipper on a Friday eve (Tromsø, 15.03.2013).
RexTalionis (2437) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 25 cl, BBE 12/20/2016. Pours amber in color with thin bubbly off-white head. Sweet honey, cantaloupe and that sticky hoppyness in aroma. Perhaps that cantaloupe kind of sweetness comes from the sake yeast they used. Sweet in taste at first, some honey and ripe garden fruityness but also a bit of malts is there. Slightly bitter in aftertaste as well, but the sweeter side gains victory here. No sign of the alcohol. Pretty good as a sweet dessert beer.
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko. Ruby/amber color, white head. Bitter/sweet taste with citrus, caramel, rice, yeast and toffee. Nicely balanced body with hops&malts neatly in balance. Very nice brew.
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25l bottle. Amber hazy colour with a thin offwhite head. Orange peel, yeast, caramell, toffee aroma with a touch of alcohol. Warm citrus caramel, rich malt flavour. Nice waring finish. Medium body.
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douglas88 (6033) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Cool tin can. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose with pronounced sake notes. A sweet flavor with grapes, cognac, smoke, earthy, caramel. Very good. Unique.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear ruby liquid with a small white head. Sweet and vinous in the nose. Taste is... not as good as 1st ed, and a big disappointment tbh. Hard to describe the taste, but it’s sweet and unfamiliar. Pretty watery aswell.
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Smell of red(?). Red colour, next to no head. Sweet. Some johannisbeer, red berries.
Smell of yeast, berries. Reddish brown and cloudy.. Tiny beige head. Very sweet. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, rum. Flat carbon, oily and heavy texture.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 250ml bottle. Very interesting, lots, of rich malts. Fruity, toffee, grape, vinous. I found it very enjoyable. Thanks Santa.
mjs (4607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.25 l - #12406 - Brewed 20/12/2011 - BBE 20/12/2016, from Alko Arkadia, 20130219) The beer poured reddish dark brown and clear. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness, vineousness, malts and caramell. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, hops, fruitiness, vineousness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty, sweet and bitter. My knowledge of Sake is next to nothing so I’m not able to notice the typical characteristics of that drink in this beer. There was somethign non-beer like here and there. But the heavy maltiness and strong hoppiness pushed this drink to the beer side. Still a weird experiment but better than the 1st edition.