DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, New Year’s Eve. Ruby with white lid, specks of lace. Soap, caramel, cooked malts, possibly faint English hop aroma. Crunch of locust bean. Gentle berry fruit, soapdish, wax, caramel, biscuit. Bit of shampoo bitterness. Polite, competent, dull. Something like a tinned Czech dark. No glaring off-notes. Splash of pasteurised Shep Neame. OK I suppose.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
my mate sebastian bought this at ikea in berlin of all places. looked like coke and smelled of rye and brown sugar. drinkable enough. hinted at rich roasted flavours but never really delivered. if it had a bit more kick to it it could be quite a good beer
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl can from IKEA delft.
Amber colour. Ok beer. Much better than the awful lagers I had to endure when I lived in Sweden 14 years ago.
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big yellow-beige coarseish head. Barely translucent dark red body with carbonation. Fruity roasty buttery aroma, kind of weak, with chocolatey papery notes. Dry-sweetish roasty buttery wild berry taste kind of clashes with itself, and with the dry roasty papery cinnamon aftertaste that follows. Some raisins and coke, too. Mid-to-full body. Decent, in a way, but didn’t enjoy that much. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
ogivlado (6634) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 18, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned(500ml). -from Ikea Graz.
Dark brown/reddish coloured, medium sized white head, weak weak malty nose. Very watery, light malty and some random touch of spices in the finish. Also some descreet hops notes. Have I forgot to tell it’s watery.
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Ruby color with a big light brown head. Fruity aroma. Taste sweet malty, fruity taste. Sweet finish.
KnutAlbert (6397) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt, gingerbread, a little burned sugar, toast. Some dryness and a little mint in the finish. Red glow. OK.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget in October 2012.
Clear dark amber with a sligtly tan head. Rather sweet with notes of toffee, roasted malt and bread. The finish was dry. Drinkable but boring. No spices in this one.
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber. Small, short head.
Some chocolate and toffee in the aroma.
Also present in flavour with licorice added. Not bad.
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep copper with a medium beige head. Caramelly aroma with fudge and chocolate. Light to medium body, with a bit spritzy mouthfeel. Dry with clear roasted bitterness.