Ungstrup (26268) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Bottled at RBESG 2007. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy giving it notes of grass. The flavor is sweet malty, and grassy hoppy, combined with light notes of caramel, leading to a dry and very bitter finish. The body is thin.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Coppery amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is big grassy and flowery hops along with some balancing up caramel. Flavour is really hoppy, grassy and earthy. A wellbalanced and quite fullbodied beer.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear copper colour, brief average sized head. Rich aroma of pineapple, gooseberry and peach. Dry and very light bodied with fairly clean mouthfeel. Loads of perfumy hops takes over. There is just sufficient malt to makes sure it avoids being thin. Lingering really bitter finish. Best folköl ever?
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle RBESG 07 ... Brown copper colour ... slight vinegary nose ... deep fruit and odd mustyness, little smokey ... didnt really work for me.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 03/2008)
Amber color, good beige head, some lace. Very typical Ölands’s nose: fresh cut grass aroma (this time from Galena hops). Flavor is all hops: bitter, watery (too light) malt base. Long cut grassy aftertaste. Too simple to be perfect: it is just hops, hops and hops.
thewolf (9888) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [thank you, omhper]
Pours a wonderful dark red-brown amber with a small creamy head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, slight pine and fruits. Very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is powerful, extremely hoppy. At first it feels like sucking a pine cone, but as it slowly mellows, there are smoky tones mixed with fruity hops as well. Good, but probably a bit too harsh in its hop character.
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Per - clear dark amber colour with a little pale beige foam; good hoppy aroma with a fair load of caramel; a modest malt body, clean palate; a respectable late bitterness introduces a dry bitter and aromatic hoppy finish where more caramelish notes appear
rlgk (7474) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Amber color, offwhite head. Fruity, malty and a bit hopyy aroma. Hoppy, grassy and a bit metallic flavor, some bready biscuit notes.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at RBESG. Rich amber colour with an off white head. Fruity aroma with light smoky notes. Hoppy and floral flavour with some nice smooth maltage and a bitter finish with good length.
Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper, 1cm white head. Sharply hoppy, spicey, herbal, floral and highly mineral offering. The aroma is bursting and makes a statement at wanting to showcase hops and caring little about balance. Faded malt character confirms that. Salty, meaty almost in its deployment, still a bit of toastiness can be felt under the brash hops, but you find yourself kinda digging the concept even if you’re not a hophead.