sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Hazy dark red color with a medium, beige, foamy and tight head with nice lacing. A pleasantly fruity and caramely-malty aroma with cherry and fruitcake. The flavor is neutral, straightforward-malty with dried fruit and rye and cherry hints. Medium to full-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A tasty, very clean and pleasant winter brew with a pleasantly manageable ABV. A really positive surprise, and highly recommended as a wintertime session beer.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle. 03/2006) This was a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting something quite as good. Aromas of dried fruits and some acidity with some grassiness and hints of open, high-desert meadows (sage? laurel?). Dark malty aromas as well. Thick, cream-colored head that lasts for a minute. Hazy, deep brown. Roasty, astringent flavors with chocolate, toffee and espresso. Bottom of the glass, with lots of chunks, presents yeasty (imagine) and rich, nutty flavors. Not as fruity as the aroma would suggest, but some acidity. Big mouthfeel, supported by a warming alcohol presence and a very spritzy carbonation. Some back-end grassy, bitterness.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light toast nose, not very brown for a bruin but OK, tall foamy beige head. Light caramelly malt, low bitter. Lingering toffee flavor that is the highlight of the beer. Thin, clean palate. Nice, quality brew, but not overwhelming.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown color, nice long lasting medium head. Malt and yeast in the nose but weak. Great malty, and ripe banana taste - thick and spicey.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange coloured with floaties and a small white head.
Sweet and spicy aroma with fruity notes.
Sweet flavour of spices, malts and fruits.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and yeasty nose, with hints of apples. Hazy amber to reddish body, small white head. Light acicidc flavor, quite yeasty.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red-brown colour, large head. Strong aroma, roasted, heavy sweet caramel. Taste is herbs, little bit sweet, finishing into some bitterness. Good beer.
vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 Jun 2005 - (HOP 2005) - Simple fruit malt aroma. Clear red-brown colour, flatish head and almost laceless. Big hop/caramen malt flavour. thinnnish, lingering bitter malt finish.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, labelled as Slaapmutske Bruin
Dark hazy nut brown (shades of ruby), decent off-white head. Fruity nose (plums). Sweetish, fruity flavor, even sugary but aftertaste is dry. A degree down from Slaapmutske Blond.
Lunkie (1309) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much aroma to be found here. Maybe a touch of malt perhaps? Clear brown colour with excellent head and lacing. Light malt flavour with a touch of hops. Fizzy palate.