KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with medium
white head. Sweet fruity aroma with malty and caramellish notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, fruits and floral hops. Ends bitter.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15-Jul-08 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 03-Apr-08 for $5.32 from liquidsolutions.biz) Golden in color with several streams of carbonation bubbles barely visible through the significant haze. An inch of off-white foam forms on the pour before settling to and holding a quarter-inch layer. Aromas of cheesy grains and dusty hops lead to a grainy and well-hopped entry on the palate. The beer remains reasonably well balanced into the evolution before seeing the dusty, moderately bitter hops assert itself in the finish. Medium in body, medium-strong carbonation, dry on the palate with some apple skin chalkiness and astringency in the finish. Much of the glass is covered in ice-crystal lace patterns. Not a bad beer, but the flavor of the hops in this beer isn’t jazzin’ me, and as always, the apple-skin finish is a turn off.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a tall white head. Hoppy and grassy nose, light honey character to the malts. Overall floral and balanced, but a touch metallic and grainy.
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, flowers and malt. Good long hoppy finish.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma resembles the hand sanitizer I use in the kitchen--Juniper hand santizer--which disturbs me. I also detect celery, grass, metal, red licorice, grain, and the overall smell of a horsebarn. This is hilarious considering the beer comes from Dalarna.
The mouthfeel is slick with the consistency of carbonated water.
The taste? The hops are front and centre. Hoppier than any representation of the style I’ve had. It’s almost like Nils Oscar’s India Ale in some respects, but with winegums and lemon added in. The aftertaste is extremely copper.
A solid brew, even if the aroma put me off initially. The best example of the style I’ve had.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A distinctly hoppy ale, with an aroma of pine and citrus. The flavour is malty with some malt, a clean hop profile and a nice bitterness. A fine and wellbrewed beer.
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Very cloudy orange/golden beer with a fast fading white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a light wheaty character and a hint of peach/apple esters that remind me of Coopers Pale Ale. There is a bit of light earthiness and mineral crispness that lends the beer a certain rusticity, but it isn’t any sort of farmhouse ale that I’m familiar with. Flavour is lightly earthy with a peachy/pear fruitiness. It’s a decent quaffing beer.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a golden color with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Flavour is unbelivable nice with grapefruit, citrus and some apricot. Quite dry, yet refreshing mouthfeel. Good beer, but not the best from Oppigårds and it tends to be different from bottle to bottle - my latest one wasn’t on the absolute top, though the one I had last spring was really great.
Plovmand (7719) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with medium head. Fresh somewhat hoppy aroma with notes of peach, fresh fruist and citrus. Lovely fresh hoppy taste. Spicy hoppy aftertaste.
notalush (5672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I buy everything that says "farmhouse" on the label - I need to learn to stop doing that - hazy golden, fizzy beer, with a quickly fading head - aroma of peach, apricot, minerals, some skunky character, earthy notes - hard water, drying mineral mouthfeel - stale hoppy flavor - some mildly fruity notes - long lasting herbal bitterness in the finish - remarkably unremarkable.