BeerandBlues2 (10387) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, herbal, and woody hops, and pear esters with light plums and sherry. Flavor is oxidation, sherry, light malt, hops, and bitterness with stone fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a nice big creamy off-whitish head. Very fruity, sweet and malty aroma. Less fruitiness in the flavout though it is present, good hoppiness, some sweetness, some maltiness. Rather thin APA.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of fonefan. It’s dark amber with an OK head. The aroma is fruity with notes of malt. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, caramel, fruit and a bit of spice. It’s straightforward and charming.
Bov (9964) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
honey colour, nice head, well-hopped, smooth, bitter, some unpleasant sourness, long aftertaste
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head.
The aroma is of butterscotch, floral and citrusy hops.
The flavor is well-bittered, nicely balanced and matches the aroma. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation and a short, crisp, clean finish.
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
5 Initially quite lagery aroma when cold. As it warms, it becomes sweeter and spicier, maybe cookies. A touch of alcohol.
3 Rich orange, lots of lacing from teh small off-white head.
5 Pretty dull taste, sweet malts, I guess. I guess a it yeasty and some banana. Some earthiness, mushrooms, and even alcohol.
3 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. Just feels so dead. No depth. Finish is earthy and with burnt plastic astringent bitterness
11 5% sweet beers should not smell and taste of alcohol. Simply adequate, otherwise.
Drake (9460) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond, VA. Pours a reddish amber with a 2-finger head. Citrus and floral hops aroma. Assertive citrus and pine hops throughout with subtle caramel and rye notes. Full bodied, strong effervescence.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.
pivnizub (9156) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Slightly hazy, amber coloured, smaller, absolutely stable head, that sticks to the glass; enormous aromatic hoppy and fruity nose, some malt in the background; stronger bitter-sweet flavour; peppery hoppy, resinous finish, well balanced by some malt, lingering bitter aftertaste. Superb stuff, joss !
Sammy (9140) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbonation and hop works to make it quite drinkable and a champion Canadian beer. This brewery doesn’t have an inferior product. Excellent balance, above-average smell in head that dissipitates. Can drink this for a long time. Sweet start, excellent clean aftertaste.