Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with white head. Nice fruit and bitterness. Grass, sweet. A bit metallic. A bit of perfume? Good balance.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving date: 2009-03-25.
Dark amber with brown hues. Somewhat cloudy. Slightly beige and uneven but thick head. Small lacings.
An interesting but not that powerful smell. Sweet malts, caramel, some brown sugar. Pleasant fruity hops (orange, peach).
The taste is of toffee, nuts, oatmeal cookies, some herbs, orange peel, dried apricots and a general fruitiness that’s quite pleasant. Nice balance between the different flavors, though sweetness is slightly dominating. The finish has a gentle herbal bitterness to it, some grass, mild spices and a faint note of dry earth just at the end.
Medium body, quite high levels of carbonation. Still feels rather creamy, though.
It seems like there’s a well executed craftsmanship behind this beer. However, it’s really not that bold. A good and pleasant beer, but nothing extravagant.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: lovely, fresh hops. Good, sweetish malt to back the hops up. Sourish, yeast, spices (cinnamon, seville orange, nutmeg), cocoa, just lovely.
Flavour: ah, delicious, sweet, malty, cookiedough, reasonable bitterness lingering with liquorice throughout the aftertaste. Slight notes of nutmeg and orange. Coffee in the after-aftertaste aswell as sap and pine.
Appearance: orange brown with beige-tan head
Palate: fluffy, a bit slimy, not particularly heavy, refreshing
Neeskens (327) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a beige head. Floral and malty nose. The aroma goes along the same line with some aditional grass and fruity notes. A good smooth alcohol warmth and a very crisp and nice bitterness in the end.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really nice aroma of some fruit and fresh hops. Taste is really bitter with lots of hops thrown in there. Really refreshing and well crafted beer.
Peter_L (313) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kopparröd färg med lågt skum. Sötma och knäckebröd i arom samt svagt av honung. Lovar hög sötma. Möts på ett bra sätt av beska i smaken.
Garlic_of_Doom (304) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a small off white head.
Aroma is malty and earthy, some hops,
Taste is honey sweet malty with citrus hops. Well balanced!
Dry, bitter, woody after taste.
This was better last year and the 2 years before that.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2008 version. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly about the malts - lots of caramel/fudge, some dried fruits and a hint of warming spices. Flavour begins with roasted malty notes and a little sweetness . lots of caramel/fudge and some citrus fruit. Then the hops kicks in with a good amount of bitterness - you can feel the cascade - with notes of grapefruit zest. The finish is roasted and bitter.
7stern (259) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, little hazy, small white head. Caramel and malt aroma. Malt sweetness apparent in the taste, some bread and sufficient bitterness. Good easter beer, but wasn’t it better last year?
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark ruby colour with a good head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Good body with sweet taste of coffee with a more bitter finish of chocolate and a hint of licorice.