Vignale (2539) - Malmö, - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 bottle from SB. Pours amber with off white frothy head. Big nose of pine, grapefruit and caramel. A rather thin body for the 8% but not to sweet on the upside. The hop flavor is first of all fresh pine cones but with little bitterness. An easy drink for the strength, very fresh hops and not as sweet as other red IPAs can be. Really good.
TEJA (1633) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
Big bubbly beige head. Clowdy amber color. Caramell aroma, not just from malt but also from a hard boil. Slightly sweet caramell taste with a small hop taste and a medium bitterness. Medium body.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Dark amber color, big beige head, lace. Leafy hoppy aroma with some caramel and berries. Medium-bodied. Caramel, hops, some tartness lurking in the malty background.
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Per - cloudy copper-orange beer with a persistent beige foam; a fair red fruity hoppiness and notes of tea; assertive and quite sticky; full-bodied and fairly carbonated; some sweetness and a solid bitterness; long fruity hoppiness with some earthy tones; quite dry
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Mouthwatering rich aroma, bitter lingonberries, very fruity, just on the border to sourness. Elegant, moreish, I’d love a case of this one. A session beer for beer geeks.
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Smell isn’t too clean, feels plastic. Better taste swet malty and fruity.
Leini (1328) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at a tasting. Amber body with a low beigeish head. Floral and fruity with some spicy notes.
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Deep rubyish amber colour, small ebige head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some mild barrel notes as well as mild spices. Flavour is wood, mild resiny notes, mild spices as well as some alcohol. As it warms up a bit it gets slightly better and more balanced.
Franzen (399) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from systembolaget.
Syrupy, fudgy chocolatey malty aroma with hints of vanilla.
Coca cola red colur with light beige foam.
Disappointing little taste. Hardly taste anything with some bitterness.
Medium to light body with average carbonation. The finish is mostly doughy yeasty with some malt.
The aroma is nice but the taste is watery and the finish is to yeasty.
circinus (255) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 33 cl from systembolaget. Coka cola colour, beige thin head. A: Caramel, syrup, fudge, vanilla, slight chocolate, dark fruit. T: Almost no taste, slight bitterness and dough. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Nice aroma but that is it.
Foffern (1431) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) the brewers of Bådin. Has a slightly hazy mahogany colour with a small and light beige head. Aroma of hops, some caramel, berries, ammonia and wood. Balanced. The flavour follows up with more grassy hops. Has a slick mouth feel, and medium bitterness. A nice ale with a good balance between hops and malt.