lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Pours a copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hops and hay. Flavour of caramel malts, grassy hops, hay, floral notes and sweet mint candies. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, lingering bitter and grassy. More of an IPA and a bit too sweet.
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, mandarin and caramel. Flavour of caramel, fruits, resin, hops and mild hay. Medium carbonation, sweetish and mildly bitter palate.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 16 July) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit and grainy malt. Fruity, hoppy taste with citrus, grapefruit, grainy malt and a slightly piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body with a certain sweetness. Very nice one.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very floral (flower petals) well balanced golden pale ale. Very clean and refreshing.
How: Tap at Black & Brown, Stockholm.
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacigns on the glass.
In long: Nose is very floral hops, this is flowery to the point of being borderline girly, but a sensitive man like me can appreciate a flower bouquet when it comes from a beer. Taste starts with typical clean honeyed cereals with a touch of caramel, a mild sweetness sensation, then the floral hops bring a nice refreshing flowery bitterness of medium intensity with light resinous undertones. Don’t need to speak much Swedish to understand that “Sommar Ale” translates to “Summer Ale” and in that regards it is a success, I had it on a very sunny hot day sitting on a Stockholm pub patio and it was indeed a nice summer ale. Another good Swedish beer I had on tap on location, but Sweden is a very strange country, the public bathrooms are on the sidewalks, the toilet paper is like a book, people can see you doing your thing because the walls are see-through windows and also there is a phone.
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic
Aroma is hoppy with fruits, some grainy notes, resin and pine needles. Flavour has resin, malty notes, some exotic fruits and caramel. A bit too sweet and stuffy. Also some yeasty notes occur after some sips. Could be an IPA as well.
larsniclas (5730) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Rover
Slaightly hazy golden. Small, wite head.
Sweet and creamy aroma.
Sweet, flowery and creamy flavour. A bit stale and vapid; a bit too sweet.
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Swden. Shady deep golden, medium white head. Perfumy and citric hop aroma., without the usual Nynäs house character. Dry with medium bitterness. Very nice aummer stuff.
SaintMatty (5526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (Glenfiddich Warehouse, Stockholm) - Dark gold/amber in colour. Pine, grapefruit, toffee and peach in the aroma. Hoppy taste with notes of peach, tangy grapefruit, spicy malt and pine. The bitterness is evident, yet nicely balanced. Really tasty.
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Akkurat, Stockholm, July 19.
Slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Pleasant aroma of tropical fruits. The taste was nicely balanced, fruity with a nice bitterness. A good beer.
jmgreenuk (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone’s, Helsinki. Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is resin hop. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a big resin hop, light spice palate with a light toothpaste bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A great summer ale indeed!