blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Bottle from systembolaget, at home. December 2011.
Aromas of cloves and other Christmas spices together with some rusk-bread and caramel. Light bodied with spicy bread notes and some sweetness. Malty but quite light overall.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle consumed on November 30. Pours copper with a small white head that leaves some trace while dissipating. Smell is malty sweet with caramel, toasted malts, persimmon and fudge. Taste is sweet with ash, tobacco, raisins, plums, burnt sugar and butterscotch. Finish is dry and slightly bitter.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark red, beige head. Some citrus, roasted notes and some spices (cloves, cardemom) in the aroma Taste is a bit sweet with a very mild bitterness. Low-medium body.
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. A red amber colour with a medium white head. An aroma of fruit, malt, hops and herbs. The taste is medium sweet. A light body and medium carbonation
(from dec 2010)
Mad_Ferret (965) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(From old notes). Bottle. Clear chestnut brown with beige head. Malty aroma with light caramel and fruit notes, cinnamon, orange. Quite weak aroma that concentrate on malts. Taste is malty, easy on the sweetness, oranges, butterscotch, nuts, cinnamon. Ok but a bit of a shrug.
bergstaden (2212) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with off white head - aroma of malt and spice - in the taste the spices in the beer comes more forward - lingering spicyness especially ginger in the finish - good and drinkable
LoFi (1707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma: caramel malt and grassy hops, nuts, spices, roasted chick peas. Taste: malty but thin, grassy hop bitterness, nuts, fruit, spices, some kind of juice (perhaps from grapes). Medium bodied, pretty smooth. Not bad exactly, just pretty boring.
SaintMatty (6563) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle - Copper red in colour. The aroma isn’t very strong and has faint hints of dried fruit and spice. Fruity, malty, spicy and slightly hoppy taste with notes of ginger, cinnamon, raisins and caramel. Drinkable, but slightly thinner than I was expecting. Could do with a bit more body.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is weak and thin. Pours clear ruby brown with nice tanned head leaving some lacing. Flavor is hoppy a bit malty, bready and fruity. Finish is watery acidy bitter.
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, 2009, bought at Systembolaget. ABV is 5.3%. Copper colour, big to moderate off-white head. Sweetish aroma of oranges and spices (cinnamon, ginger and cloves). The flavour is not as sweet as the aroma made me fear, there is some sweetness but it is not overdone. Notes of said spices again, noticeable hops in the finish . The beer is fairly light bodied and drinkable, not too bad.