blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wonderful clear mahogany colour and a thick head makes this a really appealing beer! Big aromas hits me, first off the roasted notes with coffee, nuts and burned sugar. Graciously followed up by sweeter notes of fruits like, figs, plums and grapes. In the background some hops and tea. What a great complexity for being a darker lager! The taste also hits a high standard with a nice mix of rusk bread, nuts, roasted malt and light hops. The beer is not as sweet as the aromas might have suggested, instead its quite bitter - very bitter for a lager. Though the bitterness works quite well with the rich aromas. Gently carbonation and a medium body makes this exceptional with food. This is by far the best beer I’ve tasted from S:t Eriks. I may sound overly enthusiastic but this is how pleasantly surprised it made me!
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep amber with a large, frothy head.
Nutty aroma with notes of chocolate(?).
Medium to high bitterness.
Dark maltiness with regular Slottskällans-nuttiness.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle - Dark copper with some red tinges and a foamy head. Roasted malt,nuts,dried fruit,rye bread and coffee in the aroma. The taste is roasted with notes of chestnuts,dried fruit,caramel,coffee and roasted malt. A pleasant surprise as I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as this.
pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper brown colour (why on earth is it entered as a "pale lager"?), dense head. Aroma is cookie dough, grass, peat and some chocolate. Toasted flavour with notes of grass and metal. Harsh, metallic and bitter finish.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl, SB, Nordstan. Pours deep redish mahogany with a big fluffy beige head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is mvery malty, slightly roasted tones, fruity spicy/herbal and bready. Flavor is malty, bitter and tart as hard boiled tea, some roasted and fruity tones on the background. Finishes malty, bitter and dry.
Aniela (2558) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Dark amber almost red, clear. Grass aroma. Don´t taste very much, dies quikly.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a rather nice but quickly disappearing beige head. Malty aroma, a bit roasted, Thin flavor, a bit metallic, alittle roasted. Bitter finish.
Nisse666 (4727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB Majorna cons2011-08-01 Göteborg
AR: fruity - apricot, some pine
AP: ruby/brown colored body , 2 cm high wee bubbly but frothy creme beige head
F: medium high bitterness, dry body, some dried fruit - grape fruit, apricot and some pine, Tea leaves