ClubGonzo (4238) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Palme at my 1000-rating tasting, 16th of May 2011. :-) Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is resinous hops and sweet malts, flanked by some hints of apricot and peaches. Classic Amarillo/Centennial setup, only a bit weak. Taste is bitter grassy hops with the fruit kinda disappearing into some undefined metallic notes. Hints of sweet malts and peaches. A bit thin on the palate. An OK IPA, but nothing more.
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a semi-clear peach orange body with a small lasting bubbly off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops, cortex, mildly malty, citrus and a thin chocolate and brown muscovado sugar. Body is medium, it’s light carbonated and has a oily to watery texture. Mild hopy flavors, a light metallic feeling in the middle, good bitterness - almost like really bitter flowers so I guess it’s a bit pungent. Ends in a mild and malty finish.
jogra (3) - USA - MAY 15, 2011 does not count
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
on tap @Bishops Arms Folkungagatan. Starts with a good fruity/citrusy aroma and a clear golden colour, but disappears when you swallow it. No body, and no aftertaste except for a little lingering bitterness.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is heavy bittersour hops, grape, some leaves, manure, feel is mediumfat, carb is medium, taste is sweet hops at first, bitter lemon, then sweat and fresh bitter hop kick in the end
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, bread, caramel. Grainy taste with straw and some fruit. Bitterness is the best part of this beer
Bierkrug (2133) - - APR 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle in Germany, thanks to omhper. Pours a golden orange with an off white head. Tycpical floral, citrus hoppy IPA aroma. Taste is sweet for an IPA even has some fruits in there. Palate is also not too bad for an IPA, but the long lasting part of the palate is too bitter for me.
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Per - cloudy dark reddish beer under a solid beige foam; nice lacework; yeasty with a fair hoppy - red fruit marmalade-like - aroma; a solid carbonation, creamy palate and solidly bitter, pretty dry bitter and fruity hoppy finish, very yeasty
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big offwhite head. Amber body with light carbonation. Floral tropical fruit and resin aroma with mealy notes. Dry-sweetish mealy dandelion and resin taste with fruity citric notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry mealy citric tropical fruit aftertaste with wooden grassy notes. Nice. Fairly clean and sharp. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper amber with a huge longlived beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma of pine, malts, citrus fruits, hops and sweet caramel. Hoppy nice mouthfeel. Flavor is pleasant hoppy, piny and fruity. Piny tart palate. Finishes with a very nice longlived piny tart aftertaste.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours straw pale with rather short lasting white head. Apricot, pine and berries in aroma. Flavor is piny with a citrusy long lasting bitterness.