stefannilssons (1182) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nja, det här var kanske ingen favorit. Kroppen är stabil och bra men smaken och beskan något för torr och hård. Smaken flirtar lite med fruktighet och ’gräsighet’ men den når inte hela vägen fram.
berlinoise2go (548) - NORWAY - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Half-inch off-white creamy head that settles as a robust film with some lacing. Clear amber colour. Enticing aroma of hops, fruit (grapefruit, pineapple, cherry), dust, almonds, caramel and hint of smoke. Medium body, lively yet soft carbonation. Taste is mostly dry, quite well balanced by a discreet fruity sweetness. Finishes with a rough bitterness that might need food accompaniment to take the edge off.
Foffern (980) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a clear reddish amber colour with a medium light beige head. Fruity aromas of hops, berries, grapefruit, oak and dried fruit. A lot of hops in the flavours along with apricot, tropical fruits, sweet malt, leather and some roast. Soft and sparkly mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A good ale that reminds me of an IPA.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is red berries, caramel, toffee, hints of pineapples and red apples. Nice. Taste is melon, red berries, straw and hints of bitter grass and pine. Parching mouthfeel, which draws it back a little. Still decent, all in all.
tfredvik (799) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body with an off-white, long-lived head, good lacing. Quite strong aroma with plenty of floral notes, this is like sitting in the middle of a meadow full of flowers! Also fruits, caramel and lightly roasted notes. Light to moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter finish. Not that strong flavours, but they are pleasant: flowers, fruits, caramel and faint citric notes. Smooth mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation and a light dry finish. A nice and gentle ale.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 day before BB date (oooh, a close shave!), from Vinmonopolet online]
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@wirströms. Reddish. Clear. Malty, pines. Good bitterness. Feels soft and smooth, a bit thick also (for an ale). Nice, well hopped, ale. Good balance imo.
-- rated with ’lankku’ (N9)
ej (511) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice fruityness and floral, some caramel
bitter with hints of caramel and sweet malt.
Light body,medium carb
BottleHound (133) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Stockhom. Amazing orange-red color with small offwhite head. Flavor has lots of red berries. Aroma has more red fruits, cranberries and caramel. Dry bitter end with pine.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ardbeg Embassy. Clear amber/brown - white head. Nice amber malts. Fruity hoppy. Berries. Red berries. Knækbrød. Light bisquit. Nice pleasant. Hay. Grainy. Straw.
_angst_ (2091) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought through Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with caramel, grass, orange zest, toffee, vanilla, unripe mango, bread, dried papaya and subtle hints of old eggs. Taste is sweet, bitter and metallic with bread, freshly cut grass, lemon balm, caramel, orange peal, sheet metal, resinous wood and hints of overripe apples, wet leaves and rotten eggs. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, oily bitter and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with caramel, orange peal, freshly cut grass and resin.