rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/copper color, offwhite head. Fruity hoppy aroma, citrus, bready and with some floral notes. Hoppy bitter flavor with toffee, caramel and some bread.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours copper red with a small, creamy off-white head. The aroma holds notes of floral, fruity, mild piny and tangerine/grapefruit citric hops. The malt is cookie roasted, bready and light caramelly. Some burned toffee. Maybe some strawberries and crisp bread as well. The flavour is dry, medium bitter and light (coffee) acidic. Citric, mild floral and mild piny hops. The malt brings tones of dry caramel and burned crisp bread. Herbal, light resinous and acidic finish. The mouthfeel is clean and medium carbonated. Near medium bodied.
gyllenbock (3674) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a large head.
Nice aroma of fruits, citrus, caramel, grass and pine. Fruity taste with caramel and some burnt notes. Medium body, long aftertaste. Very drinbkable but the aroma was better than the taste.
Nisse666 (3541) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010-03-20, Göteborg
AR: strawberries, grapes
AP: red amber, of white creamy head - 2 cm high
F: APA, dryness, dry tropical fruits - a bit like their other "easter" ale (this very year), mouthfeel, bitterness
Joakgust (687) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50cl - Semi hazy amber brown beer with a small head. Aroma is malty with notes of ripe fruit, citrus, caramel and yeast. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, tropical fruits and pineapple. Very very enjoyable Easter beer.
baggio (304) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apperance: Dark amber with a impressive head.
Aroma: Caramel, Pine, Citric notes, Exotic fruit.
Flavor: Pine, Chocolate, Caramel, Citric notes.
Palate: Plenty of carbonation and lots of citric bitterness with a hint of malt in the background.
Very drinkable but not mindblowing. Solid effort tho!
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark amber color with a medium head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. Malty toffeeish aroma with some grapefruit. Taste is fruity, malty and rather bitter. Very long aftertaste. Alcohol is completely hidden. This beer really needs to be served at the right temperature, it was really bleak when to cold.
Frovigalning (2418) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It had a clear amber liquid with a fluffy dirty beige head that left allot of foam on the side of the glass.
Grassy hops, citrus, malt and some fruitiness. Do I smell oranges?
Grassy hops, malt, some fruits and flowers and that orange flavour is there again. Some spiciness but not enough to say what it is.
Medium smooth with a bit of sting to it. Medium body.
Even though the description says American style ale my first thought was British. It’s moderately hopped with a fruity and flowery flavour. But not fruity like many American hops, more like some of the British hops. Anyway, leaving that subject. I think this is a drinkable ale but it feels like it’s missing something, the flavours aren’t really mixing as well as I would have liked. There is some spices here but not sure if it’s from hops, yeast or malt or if it’s actually added spices. Either way it’s not distinct enough so that I can put my finger on it. But that’s not a complaint as I like beers like that, a bit mysterious.
Now to the question of what to eat with this. I reckon it’s intended for the Easter feast but I can’t say for sure if it would work. Will have to try during Easter holiday.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber. Small frothy head that quickly fades to lace. Caramel citrus malt sweet aroma. Hop grapefruit taste. Medium body and carbonation. Finish of bitter, hop, spruce,with a note of caramel or toffee. Very good brew, I will be having more for sure.
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep copper, medium fluffy off-white head. Fruity and caramelly aroma with citrusy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry with a bit harsh bitterness and a metallic touch.