Benzai (12762) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear dark orange to light reddish color, small off-white head. Smell lightly malts, caramel and nuts. Taste malts, caramel, toasted malts, lightly sweet, lightly grains. Quite decently balanced and quite nice actually. Medium carbonation and body.
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Just slightly hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Smells herbs, some glue, malts. Tastes sweet, malty, herbs. Medium body, nice carbo.
Beer5000 (5817) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle @ Olympen, Oslo. Almost clear amber body with a moderate sized beige head. Not too strong in aroma, light malty, toast, some dry fruit and a hint of spicy yeast. Flavour is mild caramel malt, candy sugar, dry fruit and hint of yeast. Nice and drinkable, but a bit sweet in the end and really not to exiting. An amber bierde de garde with some elements of a Vienna in the flavour.
gunnar (7660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours deep golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is herbal, light spicy. Taste is moderate sweet malty, caramel and herbal/alcohol sweetness as well. Light oily and spicy burning mouthfeel. Too much burning alcohol for my likings.
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a big bubbly off white head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malt, herbal and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet and moderate bitter. Some alcohol coming through. Average carbonation.
Taste: On the sweet side, light fruity, yeasty and some spices.
Overall impression: Nice tasty beer, but one bottle is more than enough. Could absolutely buy a new one.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk (netstore), Norway.
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth for an ambree, nice brown color, one finger head remains throughout. Aroma of dried fruit, taste of anise, pineapple, caramel. Delicious and well executed!
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml swing top bottle. A hazy and sparkling medium to dark amber beer,. with a large, frothy, mostly diminishing, off-white head. The aroma is moderately malty (biscuits, caramel, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (earth). with notes of honey, red and dark fruits, hints of spices and peach. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, silky texture, lively carbonation, long finish with almost moderate bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Elegant and challenging, especially in the nose and nicely structured in the mouth. Good balance with a harmony between the roasty/toasty notes and the final bitterness. A surprise.
Borup (11018) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, fruit and spice.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flöska. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of toastish malt with caramel and some spice. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour has toasted malt and caramel with some spice, bit dark fruit towards the finish.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml swingtop bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a 3 finger off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is lots of caramel with some nuts and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweet with a nuttiness and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated. There just seemed to be something missing from this one, and just did not do anything for me.