ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep coppery red-amber body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, red berries, hints of pepper and herbs. OK, but maybe a tad bit faint. Taste is caramel, grains, hints of burnt sugar and grass. Slightly watery palate but still OK and quite quaffable. Pretty smooth, without ever being impressive in any way.
SperkeleForce (541) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap in Blackdoor. First taste a little like lager, weird. After a little while getting better with nice notes of malt and hops. Some good notes of spices.
mikkopen (833) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber colour, thin off-white head. Malty aroma wtih fruity and caramel notes. The flavour has the same elements, and a mildly bitter hoppy finish. Nothing special.
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Amber hazy. Bready malts, spicy, slightly green lime, hoppy. Body is lightish. Some yeast, caramel. Bitter. Spicy hoppy finish.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a cloudy dark brown and creamy head. Aroma of grass, gooseberries and some sour notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, gooseberries, grassy hops and sour berries. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, sour finish. The sour notes here are rather off-putting.
Hermod (3168) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle, BBE 23.10.13. Poured copper color with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is light spicy, yeasty with citrus, biscuit and bready notes. Flavor has the same spicyness, biscuit and caramel, light hoppyness. Light bodied, short light bitter finish. Refreshing, easy, decent bitter.
wimpyjoe (3897) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly clouded lighter copper coloured ale, no head. Has a malty character and little flavour.
TET (1644) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful, reddish beer with a weak and blond head. Aroma of nuts, bread, wood, yeast, some citrusfruits and hint of roastiness. Surprisingly, quite fresh, bread and slightly roasted taste, fruits and drying wood. Medium bodied, smooth and slippery to drink. The personal and nicely complex beer.
mile (2988) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel - faint toffee, light roasted malt with some fruitiness, light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with and light fruitiness with light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint caramel and light roasted malt, some herbal - grassy hoppyness. OK dryish and lightly fruity bitter - not too much caramel/nice bitterness in the finish.
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 02/03/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is dark malts, fruits, light hops.
Taste comprises much the same, apple, light sugar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
Average - have had in the past and now having rated it confirms not one to revisit unless its the only beer on!