DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some spiced holiday cookies and dark fruits. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with fruits and mild spiciness. Medium-bodied.
djoeye (1838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper body, off white low head, smaller lacing. Aroma; creme fraiche, dough, dried fruits, caramel malts, yeasty mild notes.
Taste; dark malts, dried fruits, fermented fruits, some grassi-frutti hops, earthy notes. Finishes fruity, overall sweet.
Ok body, medium carbonation. Overall; some disturbing yeast, somewhat unfinished brew? [33cl brown conic btl, abv7.5%, B@Alko (Muonio-Kilpishalli) 3.45€, BB4-15, t@höme]
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown. No head. Aroma has malt, wood and a touch of caramel. Body is quite light and thin. Has a fairly sweet taste with some woody dryness.
Douberd (2585) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Saimaan Luostari Dubbel) 330 ml bottle from jookos, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 7.5%
Amber coloured beer, with a clear body and a small and thin tan head sitting on top. Low retention, light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma has toffee, caramel, spices giving it an interesting touch.
Taste begins with the aforementioned spices, cardamon and coriander seeds, then caramel follows, toffee, ending with faint metallic notes that are not annoying in any case.
Thin on the body, with the carbonation on the low side.
Overall quite good, with a bit more body would be even better, maybe with stronger aroma as well. Still, very drinkable with the spices on the right quantity.
Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as a gift from Espoo. BB 04-2015. Pours near-clear bronze colour with brief white head. Both nose and taste are initially intense candy caramel, but as it warms for some minutes, the freshness disappears, instead giving off notes of spices and cinnamon, grainy malts, earthy-grassy hops and doughy-plasticky yeast. Body medium, palate syrupy but not overly thick, carbonation more present when swallowing. Finishes unpleasantly dry, metallic and malty with faint earthy bitterness. Alcohol detectable but not dominant. Weird brew. Not terrible though.
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at olutexpo. Clear reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, suryp, candies. Taste is sweet malty, spices, some alcohol.
mtu71 (113) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Almost no head. Cloudy amber. Strong, greasy, yeasty, small bodied.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
wiosna (259) - - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,2 hana@ Syystober. Kirkas, kauniin punertavan meripihkan värinen. Tuoksussa makeaa mallasta, karamellia ja pähkinöitä. Maussa alkoholia, pähkinää, karamellia ja käynyttä hedelmää. Harmillisen vetinen.
Sarpa (950) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle 33cl from alko @ home. Pours nice clear coppper with a light off white head. Malty aroma with spices and glue. Caramel, some yeast in the flavor. A bit of metallic aftertaste.
Braastad (429) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber, not much of a head.
Aroma has caramel, cinnamon.
Flavor starts well but ends up like a dark christmas lager.