jmgreenuk (4678) - The Hague, - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Moosebead bar, Malmo. Weak bitter malty aroma leading to a nice sweet bitter slightly metallic and somewhat fruity flavour. A quite unusual beer it must be said and a big surprise.
GG (2115) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - fruity, hoppy aroma, light vinous notes, well dry hopped it seems
Appearance - amber body, thick and creamy 2-finger head, long retention
Mouthfeel - thin bodied, light-medium carbonation
Flavor - caramel flavor with copious amounts piney hops to keep it NC. Not complex in any way, but it’s not trying to be.
Overall - one of the better amber ales available, balance is defined here.
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"more bitter with tighter carbonation for a different mouthfeel than the other good pales, but definitely one of the best. the pub usually has a casked aged (very mellow) version as well, if you’re not into the bitter, aromatic brews as much."
klas (285) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very nice red brown color. Aroma and taste of caramel, citrus, grass and pine. Good!
ARH (486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Sweet roasted malt aromas strike the nose first followed by floral and roasted notes. Toffee, berries, citrus, a light spicy, slight yeast, sugar, and cream are also present in minor tones. The beer appears oily amber orange color with a slight haze and a soft foamy, off-white head. A modest, messy puffy lace is left on the glass and a good amount of head is retained with a big cream puff island and a medium thick, sudsy ring. The taste is a balanced, medium light sweet and bitter. The medium-light bodied beer has a thin and sticky texture with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Spice and caramel come through on the palate with a floral, citrus, and spice finish. It’s dry and lightly astringent with a light, but long lingering, spiciness and malty aftertaste.
varanid99 (537) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a thin but long lasting off white head. Malty aroma, a little herb/floral note too. Sweetish, caramel, light floral and citrus taste. Nice, easy drinking, not too complicated.
Sunlander (14) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couldnt find much aroma today. A little fruitiness, mango, ripe fruit. Beige thick head. Brown reddish body. Nice taste, nicely carbonated, slightly bitter and a little sweetness. Dies a bit to fast. Leaves only some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad but could be better.
fbenz (23) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Almost the perfect blend of malt and hops. The malts give it a round mouthfeel then the hops give it a bitter clean finish. This is one my my favorite beers.
biirusaikou (727) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red fruit nose. Rich malt, strawberry, candy, strong herbal hops, sharp dry finish. Expected a smoother brew, finish is a bit too dry covering the pleasant red fruitiness and maltiness.
Vells (715) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another pleasant surprise. Caramel nose, same in taste, well balanced with hops. Nothing complex, but I like that biscuity toffee play with hops. Sweetish with moderate bitterness in finish.
JMCtime (14) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good red beer. A little creamy and with a medium sweetness and a lightly frothy head.