tlind2 (1134) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Copper color, tan head. Hoppy aroma with some chocolate. Notably bitter flavor with plenty of hops and unsweetened chocolate in the background. Medium body, medium carbonation. Definitely not what I expected from an easter ale -- a pleasant surprise.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty with some hops. The flavour is toffee, malt, citrus, hops with notes of fruits and some sweetness. Bitter finish. Quite nice medium-bodied brew.
Linnet (1112) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 Creamy medium head, off-white. colour is copper. Lots of lacing. Smell is delightfully hoppy, fruity citrus, grass, straw. Flavour is also is also hoppy and nicely balanced with malts. It has a very apealing finishing bite. It lacks a bit of body for the highest marks, but the flavour is there.
outhfeel is nice, small bubbles and the liquid is a bit sticky, this is a great easter ale!
Serving type: bottle
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark red colour. Begie head. Aroma is nutty. Taste is nutty and malty.Good bitter finish.
esox (1080) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red beer with a creamy but quite thin head.The aroma has plenty of english hops, herbs and sweetness of dried fruits. Dryish malts, some caramel and a hint of toffy in the middle. Herbal hops, dried fruits and woody bitterness in the finish. I noticed some ash in the finish too. The palate is medium bodied and quite bitter. Well balanced.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark copper, fluffy beige head. Good dark nutty aroma with quite strong herbal hops and toffee, even chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, nice hops (grass & some pine), nuttiness, little wood and cocoa, nicely balanced. Lingering herbal bitterness. Really smooth silky palate, perfect for the style. A great ESB, this one makes my easter alright.
Nordcore (1022) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 Cl. Apperance; Dark amber, little reddish, clear with a medium offwhite head. Very nice fruity aroma and sweet hoppy. The flavor is sweet malt, hops and some yeast with a medium bitter ending.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, medium head with good lacing. First impresion is loads of flowery hops. That developes into a more sweet maltiness with some tannies and coffee notes.Full bodied with some coffee like bitterness for finish. Unusual Swedish easter beer. Reminds me of an English strong ale from a micro wanting to be American. Somewhat unbalanced though. Needs a bit more sweetness. Smother as a real ale, I would like to hope :-)
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gift from visitors to the store. Thanks! Sweet malty aromas. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Caramel, cereal, and nutty flavors with a nice hop balance. Overall an excellent English Strong Ale.
Joakgust (894) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl - Clear amber beer with a large disappearing white off white head. Aroma is malty with notes of dried dates, grassy hops and caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of dried fruit, grassy hops, citrus and caramel. Refreshing and enjoyable.