ClubGonzo (4726) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Systembolaget in Nordstan, Gothenburg. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity cascade tones, pale malts and hints of biscuits. Taste is pale malts, apricot, grass, hints of sawdust and metal. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A bit strange, somehow, but decent enough.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Ardbeg Embassy Stockholm. Hazy, dark golden orange appearance with a fluffy tan head. Toasty caramel malty, earthy flavor. Somewhat tangy, earthy, herbal, dull toasty malty, light diacetyl flavor. Not all that great.
Leighton (14041) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, orange gold with a small, white foam head. Has a doughy-bready malt nose with some ripe orange and hints of alcohol, along with touches of caramel. Nice flavor, light to medium sweet with lightly dried, under-toasted bread, some mild caramel, orange with peel, subtle pine. Medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly sticky resins to finish, a bit more pine, some orange and grapefruit, toasty bread, light caramel, modest grass, light toasted sugar. Decent beer, and fiendishly easy to drink. Good stuff.
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Nice nose, with hints of floral and fruity hops and a bit of caramel malt. The taste is similar: floral hops, fruit, melon and caramel malt. Bitterness is nice and dry and it has not so much of the perfumed tone found in many of the "St. Erik’s" beer.
Arve_Christian (3942) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from bolaget Strømstad.
Golden color, some foam.
Hoppy aromas, some grapefruit- medium intensity.
Light/medium body & medium complexity.
An enjoyable session beer
visionthing (3617) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl from Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a white head. Smells a bit strange, but I don’t know what it is. Fruity aroma with some floral notes and citrus, malt and caramel. Lightly sweet with a nice hoppy and bitter finish. Citrus (grapfruit) in the aftertaste. Nice and refreshing APA.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Micke (not on ratebeer), sampled on June 23, 2012
Slight bit hazy golden color, white head. Fresh, citrus, hoppy scent. Very nice. Hoppy, citrus, sweet, caramel taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Fresh and tasty, I like it!
mike_77 (3942) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale copper colour. Fresh hoppy aroma. Mildly citric hoppy taste and a delightlfully dry, bitter finish.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Systembolaget, Kiruna. Drukket hjemme 3 Mai 12. Gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Høyt luftig, skinnende hvitt skum. Veldig god fruktig aroma. Druer & nøtter. Smaken avrundet. Behagelig forsiktig smak av søt frukt med en god, dempet fruktig bitterhet. KI=7
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Aroma of cereals, grains, biscuits and cookies; not so common; there is even a touch of make-up powder and perfume. Dry mouthfeel; the malt flavor has an evident grainy edge; strong bitterness. Good balance.
The lack of fruity hops brings this beer in the realm of European Ales, more than American; it’s a peculiar one, but appreciated.