salvaticas (601) - - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not so bad, one of the better bitters i’ve had recently on random pub visits. Tasted a little less usual, somewhat like a wheat beer. Poured dark though. Palate was weak, however.
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is mild sweet, butter, caramel and dough, very light hops towards the end. Light palate. Sweet bready finish.
Idiosynkrasie (6548) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way kasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy aroma has notes of Williams Christ pear, preserved yellow apple, a grainy touch. Taste is minimally sweet malty, hints of fruit, cautious herbal hoppy overtones, in the finish dry, husky.
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours copper in color with a small head. A bit of malty nuttyness and light citrus fruityness in aroma. Flavor similar. Slightly bitter finish.
ClubGonzo (5468) - 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 (791) - 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 (1059) - 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 (5606) - 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 (7700) - 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 (6495) - 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.