oppear (60) - Tallinn, - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle cloudy colour of honey, very small top. On the nose is actually promising with lots of hops, sweet fertiliser grown strawberries and raisins but the sweetness is largely muted from taste and leaves bitter, smokey and a bit dampened taste. This is still rather good and a medium-heavy beer I was afraid being dissapointed with more then well received what this was. Would add some fruitiness to the taste.
Senka (305) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. First batch 13/1. Aged for nearly one year. BBE is 1.04.2014 aroma of rye, honey , nutmeg, cinamon. Pours dark orange, with beautiful wholenut colored head. Spicy, rather sweet, strongly reminds honey infused beers. Full bodied for its type. Smooth and with lovely, gentle carbonation. Served in trappist glass, and it suits this beer well.
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks Tbone! Hazy amber, mid sized head. Aroma of smoke and rye bread. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lots of smoke with light rubbery tones, plenty of dough, notes of grapefruit. Peppery mid bitter finish.
martjoobolut (294) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Batch 13/5. Pours hazy reddish dark brown with small light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma: malt, pine, fruits, rye in the background. Taste: malty, citrus, some spices, rye again is just a hint. Finish is long and bitter grapefruit. Medium carbonation. Overall: nothing exciting or special, but not really bad. I had it once before (maybe batch 2?) and I remembered it being better.
Edit: it’s confirmed by Põhjala that they made some changes for this batch. The changes include adding body and hops, and also switching to new hops.
Edit 2: tried again a month or so ago from tap at Drink Baar, it was totally different beer. Clearly shared a lot of similarities with Esimene Sorts and Uus Pruut. Not a bad beer, but nothing special
NilsHenrikBo (15) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle, 13/4 batch. Hazy brown color, light head. Aroma has some dark fruit, maltiness. Taste sweet and malty, light hop. Very much fruit and sugar.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color, small steady white head, lace. Fruity pineapple hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Resin, fruity apricot. Pale malty. Good APA/IPA. Not rye found.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Hazy deep copper/amber color with a big tan head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit hoppy, malty and rich tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grapefruit hoppy, maybe a bit to much tropical fruity and a deep malty back.
Overall impression: A fine hoppy ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Visionthing
jinroh (180) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Õllepood nr.1, batch 13/4. Pours a bit hazy copper, head reduces to some bubbles and some of it remains. Aroma sweet malts, banana and mango. Hop character is there as well, even though a bit hidden. Taste is bitter mixed with something dry. Could be more balanced but there is something very agreeable among all those rough edges that are left in the taste. Aftertaste is not very long, although some hop bitterness remains around for a bit longer. Good beer that apparently sells out within days after it’s shipped to retailers - and not because it’s cheap. I am sure I will keep ordering this beer whenever and wherever I see it!
mauritsio (312) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from öllepood tartu. Brown unfiltered with tall head. Sweet some burned aroma with floral hops. Ryeness, round boiled hops flavour.
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rosenbergh (5976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Batch 13/3. BB 01/06/14. From Estonia. Thanks Brandman!
Hazy brown colour with a small foamy off-white head.
Mild hops, mild sweetness, rye and some maltiness in the aroma.
The flavour is quite nice. There’s citrusy and resiny hops, mild caramel sweetness, rye smoothness and balancing maltiness. Balanced.
Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, caramel and some spices. Nice bready and roasted flavour with spicy bitterness. Quite nice one.