gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small white head. A lot of bread in the sweet aroma and taste. Also some alcohol, light fruitiness and caramel.
FatPhil (13289) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Alko)
Rich pinky orange, small tight fluid head. Sweet aroma - almost sugar-pink in sweetness. Grainy too, and quite husky. Retronasals quite sweet, and estery, but also some woody and pencil-sharpenning bitterness too. Palate very smooth, but not without a lightly tingly carbonation. Certainly a grainy body, and a large barky noble hop component, but the bitterness is a little too barky. Some liquorice-like bitter root, with a hint of the earth still on it. Finish a little bit alcoholic, but with enough else wafting around to make it quite like a herb liqueur. Perhaps a bit cloying with the strength. Not in the mood for it currently.
Hermod (6235) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle, Alko. Poured amber color, with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet malty, biscuits like. Sweet sweet flavor, toffee and alcohol Mild notes of cookies and biscuits as well. Flavour is sweet malt and alcohol. No thanks, not for me.
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
why the "rosé"? a bit unpleasant with its strong alc standing out as it does not bring anything too good out with it. strong maltiness is not my favourite things. Sweet. Some bitterness but not enough to save the experience.
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, by courtesy of Finn. Crystal clean, copper-golden body. Slightly fading, near-white head. Gentle mid-sweet juicy malts to the nose. Caramel malts in flavour with integrated alcohol. More sweet than bitter to the ending. Soft mouthfeel (Tromsø, 21.05.2010).
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cl bottle. Deep copper, reddish-brown beer. Thick and showy, slightly yellowish head. Sweet aroma has lots of malts, some caramel and biscuity notes and some strawberries. Grassy and slightly herbal hops on the background. Slightly glueish, quite alcoholic finish with minor bitterness. Sweet, slightly caramelly flavor. Too alcoholic. Full bodied and oily palate.
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber colour, thin off-white head. Sweet, sligthly roasted malty aroma with nuts and dried fruits. The flavour is malty, nutty, fruity, with some alcohol warmth in the mildly bitter finish. Quite nice, but doesn’t really stand out in any way.
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from Alko, Vaasa). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is strong bready malts with some sweet alcohol as well. Mild notes of cookies and biscuits as well. Flavour is sweet alcohol, some malts and mild fruity notes. A bit sweet, otherwise quite balanced.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,5 l. Reddish copper, with a strange yellow tint. Off white head, with the same strange strong yellowness. Nose is amazingly pleasant. Flowers, perfume, candy. I’m guessing it’s hops, because I can’t detect any maltiness. Very strong nose, marzipan, toffee, could sniff all night. Flavor is malty, alcohol sweet, some hoppy bitterness. Slightly off balance with the alcohol, hops and malts disagreeing with each other. Strange brew. Somehow very attractive, but then not. Märzen on steroids, not really a heller bock. Easy body with average carb.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l bottle. Nice deep amber color, modest head. Aroma includes caramel, nuts and a slight roasted touch. Quite a light bock in my opinion, not that spectacular.