Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn. Golden-brown body, beige frothy head. Earthy malts and dusty hops to the nose. Half-sweet malts in flavour with hints of herbal hops. Dark bitter endnotes. Quite alright (Tromsø, 01.05.2012).
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Akkurat, Stockhom. Pours amber with small head. Slightly malty, floral aroma. Flavor malty and fruity with some hop bitterness. (Rate offline 2011/04/21)
rosenbergh (10625) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Finland (HHOK).
Copper colour with foamy off-white head.
Sweetish hoppy and malty aroma. Flavour is first sweetish with some dried fruits. Flavour ends with dry bitterness.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 First rating, 2006
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Dark brown color, brownish head. Roasted scent. Big bitterness. Very sweet. Lots of citrus hops. Burnt after taste.
Second rating, 2007
(50 cl bottle, beer 6 on this years Easter Beer tasting session at Marsiblursi’s place)
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Rubber and smoke, hops and sweets/candy scent. Some hops but mostly bitter and burnt malt taste. Medium, rather smooth, mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness. Hoppy aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut to Coca-Cola colour; good yellowish head. Very nice, fresh hops nose, mixed with a very obvious and remarkable lemonbalm aroma. Very hoppy taste, a bit of cigar ashes, melanoidins; wood & tannines retronsal. Smoke coming up after a while, both in nose and taste. Quite well-bodied, even some alcohol for its meagre 5.3%. A very good, very original Swedish ale, well worth searching. Thanks to IKEA traveler Stefaan
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090321.
Pours murky copper color with a medium head. Aroma of spices, caramel malts and ripe fruits, some wood too. Flavor of caramel, toffee, malts, fruits and hints of spices, some cardboard notes on the finish.
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber colour, off-white head, mostly lasting. Moderate malty aroma, has a real good hoppy aroma, herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet. Dry texture.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 14.03.2009
Aroma has fruity hops, some caramel malt and distant floral notes. Flavour is somewhat sweet and fruity with hops, biscuits, toffee, floral notes and caramel. Quite fruity for an EPA.
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Red brown color with good looking head. Roasted aroma with hints of coffee, licorice and nuts. Pleasant bitterness and nice grapefruit notes. Quite tasty.
Svesse (7929) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with beige, firm, slowly diminishing head. Malty nose dominated by toffee, chocolate, coffee and citrussy hops in almost perfect harmony. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, toffee, Seville orange, coffee and citrussy hops in the finish. Lots of good stuff in this one, coffee tend to take over the aroma after a while. Toffee, caramel and citrus tend to dominate the taste. But everything in perfect balance. Liquid harmony.