Rune (7943) - 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).
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, 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
gnoff (7750) - 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.
rosenbergh (6658) - 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.
Hansen (6563) - 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.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smallish brown head. Deep red body with ongoing carbonation. Sweetish, mealy roasty caramel aroma with hop notes. Dry watery resiny burnt malt taste with smoky yeasty notes. Sharpish mouthfeel. Bitter, burnt almond aftertaste. Very nice. (0.5l bottle at Oliver Twist.)
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A grainy, spicy, toasty nose where the blueberry jam, milk chocolate and tomato seeds form an original and hard to describe nose. Quite tight. Following in the same registry, the palate is malty, with a dose of earthy hops and wild flowers, roots toi follow up. Rather salty (celery salt) bitterness. Original flavours in a toasted malt foundatrion. A bit more residual sugars than I’d want, especially that the body does not put them to good use, feeling quite airy and paradoxally creamy yet foamy, never biting, but never full. Lager-like mouthfeel.
olio (6109) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, rich, malty.
A nice piney and hoppy dryness. Dryness dominates in the finish. A well balanced, moreish ale.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Amber colour with a tan head. Dusty, light roasted, caramel malty, anis aroma and taste, light hoppy. Medium body with a light sweet, dry finish.