yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. Fresh aroma of berries, leather, citrus peel and barnyard. Some lightly spiced hints. Peppery. Oily mouthfeel, dry and pleasantly carbonated. Mild, berry flavor with a peppery hint, citrus notes and even more berries. Lasting finish with berries and some peppery hints. Sure not the most extreme sour beer I’ve had, but it’s easy drinkable and tasteful. Really pleasant to drink. 130304
MikeJslc (631) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold, hazy, off-white head. Aroma: biscuity malt, fruity notes, odd herbal character (assuming its from the buckthorn), a little over-ripe vegatable, some strawberry and pear. Flavor: grainy malt, biscuit, herbal and floral notes, a light sourness is present.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber beer, a bit hazy beer medium not lasting offwhite head. Fruity, a bit sourish a bit rubber aroma. Sourish, rubber flavour with some skokey notes.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 8.5 ounce bottle, thanks to Mike. Big fruity aroma, malty, soft tartness, off lingering bitterness. A tasty beer with a few interesting flavors.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber golden colour, white dissipating head. Aroma of wheat, malts, light smoky touch, berries, light sea buckthorn (at least mild compared to pure juice), citrus, talcum powder (Zwitsal baby powder) and apricot. Light sour flavour, dry brett notes, bit vinous, light berries, hint of pepper. Dry finish, light astringent, sea buckthorn, orange oil / orange peel, brett notes. Nice and balanced beer.
(25cL bottle @ home. From trade with Cunningham, thanks!)
Psytron (1062) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of buckthorn. Amber colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of buckthorn, citrus, red berries. Sour. Very faint trace of wheat. Very lively carbon.
RickFifty (86) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden peach color, small white head. Sour berry nose, hints of almonds and flowers. Nice balance between sourness and sweetness, present wheat with a touch of pepper. Low bitterness.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gusher. Cloudy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of sour and dusty stonefruit. Taste is softly sour lemon, peach, pepper. Decent.
fantti (582) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden-yellow and little hazy, with one-finger white and very continous head. Aroma has barnyardy feeling, leather, little bit of acidy apple and little acidy berriness. Can’t feel the buckthorn much. Taste is very buckthorn-like, but gladily nos as acid as the berry itself. Little lambic-like notes, such as barnyard and leather, is also present with little apple and lemon. Mouthfeel is medium and not as acid as I expected. Nice lambic-like character and very clear buckthorn-like taste, but I’d hope more acid beer.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of sour berries, funk, some cellar and forest notes, yeast and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and sour with some funk, berries, grains and yeast. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny and expensive bottle. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a fizzy off-white head that fades pretty quickly. Aromas are of funk, damp leaves, plum, underripe mango, grassy, slightly waxy, brett, a bit dusty and grainy. I have no idea what a sea buckthorn smells or tastes like. Flavors are oddly tart and a bit vegital, light salinity, very waxy mouthfeel to it. Brisk and one dimensional acidity. Moderate esters. Very lively carbonation, thin body.