larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Biggish beige head. Deep dark red body. Fruity roasty floral meaty aroma. Dryish meaty roasty taste. Sharpish mealy mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish meaty papery aftertaste with roasty notes. Harsh bitterness, too. Did they have a yeast accident? In any case, not a success. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
bergstaden (1468) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with off white head - hints of roasted malt , some hop bitterness , short finish - very thin and not that good
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Short head. Amber. Light toasted malt aroma with nuances of fruits and caramel. Only light malty body dryer than the aroma seems, lightly toasted with some nice pure smoked tones.
HenrikSoegaard (11052) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Almost no caramellic notes. Light bitter average finish. Watery palate.
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Nice head with medium duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, hops, malt and notes of fruits.
SaintMatty (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Can (Thanks to my lovely girlfriend, Kristiina) - Brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Fruity aroma with caramel, dried fruit and a metallic hint. Sweet and fruity taste, with malt, toffee, marzipan and raisins. The finish is sweet, slightly bitter and roasted.
KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Systembolaget.
Very typical old fashioned Scandinavian Christmas beer, sweet malt dominates it all. Boring, standard beer, pick something more inventive!
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Short-lived, beige head. Reddish amber in color, brilliant clarity. Sugary, lightly toasted malt aroma with nuances of tinned fruits and caramel. Light to medium malt body, drier than the arome indicate, lightly toasted with some pepper tones. An apple-ish fruitiness is noticable, also a fair amount of earthy hops. If not diluted, a bit thin in the mouth. Body is quite fizzy and lack some weight . Short, dry malty ending. Not bad, but hard to get the Christmast mood with this one.
Gr0ve (2167) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml can. Copper colour. Clear. Tall off-white creamy head that clings to the glass. Floral hop aroma with hints of citrus and a light chocolate malt aroma. Soft aromas, and has a distinct lager aroma. Crisp hop bite initially. Then münchenermalts, but the body itself is medium and with a surprisingly dry texture. Toffee and lightly burnt caramel. Quite a bit of clean hops that balances the malts. Reminds me of a dunkel.
Linnet (1175) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium frothy beige head. Ruby colour. Aroma is malty, some caramel. flavour is sweet, spicy and with some bitterness, but still like with so many other Swedish budget beers there is a funny metallic aftertaste. mouthfeel and carbonation is a bit flat. Drinkable but not very enjoyable.