Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 16 Dec 2007) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of orange, grapefruit and earthy hops. Fruity taste with orange peel, grapefruit and generous doses of earthy hops in the finish. Nicely balanced beer with a lovely hop character.
Beer5000 (5644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ Cardinal. Slightly hazy orange body with a dense off white head. Aroma is vague citrus and grain. Flavor is malty and a bit fruity with hint of citrus/hops. Medium body, not very outstanding, just a nice, well balanced ale.
FatPhil (12724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Cask (Draper’s Arms, Peterborough)
Light gold, sparkler head. Huge malty taste. Very welcoming.
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Dry hoppy aroma, a touch floral and some honey. Deep orange. Full body, low carbonation, but sticky on the tongue. Apple in the thaste. Simple bitter taste, bitter hops. And light roasted grains too. Maybe not in tip-top condition when I got to it, but still good.
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big offwhite shiny lasting head with some really big bubbles. Hazy dark yellow body. Harmonic medicinal/herbal hoppy aroma with thin mealy malty notes. Dry golden malty taste with herbal hop notes. Dry resiny aftertaste. Nice, uncomplicated session beer. (0.5l bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger.)
gunnfryd (13805) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at cardinal, stavanger. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, hop. Flavour is dry, fruit, apple, citrus, hop. Ok beer
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ JDW, Crystal Palace, Aug 07: Cream soda nose, Caramel hue, Smooth medium body, malt and hops in great combination to give a good balance with a dry finish. I’ll be going back for more.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. Golden with a light fruity (apple) aroma. The flavour has the same, a bit monotonous notes, maybe also a bit of citrus. The finish has a rather dry, light bitterness. 2146
StueyD (1554) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mid orange brown coloured beer with a thickish white head. A weak hoppy nose, with an underlying malty aroma. A dry taste, spicy hop flavourwith a biscuity slightly sweet malty flavour. The finish is dry. (Cask - The Globe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk).
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Rich golden reddish colour with a slight haze. Tall white creamy head. Lightly acidic apricot aroma. Light, almost watery, texture. Light hop bitterness, but the finish is really drying and leaves the mouth very dry. The beginning is really nice, but finishes rather dull.
Sigmund (6232) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 5.3%. Golden colour, hazy. Large and lasting off-white head. Nice hoppy / citrussy aroma. The flavour is also distinctly hoppy throughout, but there is also a noticeable presence of alcohol - in a blind test I would have guessed that the beer was somewhat stronger than 5.3%. There’s a moderate sweetness in the background. Moreish.