gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 5/19/2007
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg.
Clear red brown color, fluffy tan head. Rather hoppy scent, also sweet and some pine. Very bitter hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Draught at the brewery during a tasting and tour, on December 9, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, phenolic, spicy, yeasty scent. Spicy, malty, grainy, phenolic taste. Dry, spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Fermentation/yeast character too evident, you loose some of the balance of the ingredients with all the phenoles.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a hazy brown color with a small bubbly off-white head. Malty fruity slightly hoppy aroma with caramel hints. Sweet malty Hoppy bitter flavor, with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty finish with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.
Svesse (6066) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No 68, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy off-white head. Fruity nose with dark fruit, yeast, hints of smoke and lots of earthy hops. Fruity taste with dark fruit, caramel, yeast and lots of earthy hops in the finish. More tasty and bitter than any other brown ale I’ve tried. Probably not true to the style, but actually better. Rather magnificent, actually.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with thin white head.
Aroma of roasted fresh malt, hops and grains.
Malty flavour with notes of licorice, chocolate and hops. Elegant bitterness.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, shared by DerDoppelbock) Chestnut brown colour with a short off-white frothy layer. Moderately sweet grainy and spicy floral and herbal hop aroma, also slightly vinous with fruity notes. Bitter, slightly sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dark malty taste with a well-balanced fruitiness; dry and lasting bitter hoppy finish (05.10.06).
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (shared with DerDoppelbock!): Deep amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer; strong fruity, vinous, dark malty, bready nose; moderate spicy, quite dry bitter flavour, medium bodied; quite dry, a bit coffeeish finish. Pleasant !
JorisPPattyn (7886) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Coca-cola colour with coca-cola head, receding but stabling itself at 1/2 cm. Very hoppy nose, absolutely unsettling for a "brown ale". Dry hops, hopbails. Strange mix of sweet, lightly bitter hopstaste, with a short-lived metallic edge, and a difficult to discern touch of sourness. On top of that, I find something salty too, apart from obvious bread flavours. It’s sounds perfect balance, but it isn’t at all! Medium bodied. Fresh hoppiness is counteracted by the bready flavours and doughy MF. It’s pleasing in many ways, yet its unbalanced, lopsided style doesn’t do it any favours.
Big thanks to B&A brothers!
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2005.
Dark amber colored, foamy light tan head. Malt and spice aroma, hints of brown sugar and fruity notes. Roasted and spicy in the flavor, bit of liquorice and a dry dusty end. Not very balanced.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at The Rover, Göteborg..
Brown-ish colour. Weird nose - nothing that would tell this is a brown ale. Nynäs yeast profile though. Fruity, soda-like with lots of hops. Long flavour. And...swimming pool-tone that´s so familiar in Nynäs brews.
stouby (3717) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, at The Rover.
Brown with beige head, mostly lasting, excellent lacings. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy (burnt, roasted, caramel, flowers). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, mean duration. Light to medium body, watery, flat carbonated.