Beerhammaren (764) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l bottle @ Alko
Pours hazy copper with high head, which vanish quite fast. Aroma is floral, caramel, malts, spices, herbs. Some yeast. Flavor is spices, herbs, malts and hops. Sparkling palate. Nice one.
tfredvik (800) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper body with a creamy, eggnog coloured head that laces the glass well and eventually settles as a fully lasting layer. Moderate aroma with spices, anise seeds and herbs, sweet and acidic ripe fruits, citrus and Belgian yeast. The initial taste is light to moderate sweet and light acidic, the quite long-lasting finish is moderate bitter and light acidic. Sharp but pleasant flavour profile that is dominated by spices and herbs, especially anise seeds. The Belgian yeast is also prominent, undetermined non-tropical fruits in the back. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, medium body, dry texture, moderate plus carbonation. A good one!
[33 cl bottle, 6.5% ABV, enjoyed 22 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
holdleder (99) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dejlig lille øl. 33 cl. Flaske. 7,5 %, men smagen er ingenlunde stærk. Går på dansk under navnet forårsbryg. Orangefarvet.
Bathory (386) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark orange colour with a soapy white head that leaves a good lacing in the glass. Looks really good! Interesting aroma of peach, pepper, dates, belgian yeast and maybe some candysugar in the end. Loads of mango and peach in the taste, way too dominating. After the mange/peach taste leaves, the only thing left is a watery mouthfeel and taste. It has a medium body. A bit too carbonated, doesn’t fit this beer. Overall this is a bold try to create a awesome beer, but it has some major issues. A wierd beer indeed
MaartenRF10 (1368) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home
Clear chessnut brown, light beige head. Both aroma and taste are dominated by anise. This is something I’d expect in a herbal tea, but not in beer.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Rich and fruity. Peaches, spearmint, a little funk. Oranges. Very rich, this is for sipping on its own, or perhaps with some ripe cheese.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, dark fruits, plums, spices and sweetness.
pdx77 (784) - Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Apex. Honey and light hops on the aroma. Slight hop taste dominated by sweet taste on finish. Awesome Easter beer.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy golden/amber with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of fruity malts, yeast and spice. Taste is light sweet malty, spicy and fruity, fine bitterness towards the end, well balanced, easy drinkable nectar with a fine alcohol warmth lingering on and on.
Marstonlad (269) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a surprisingly small and quickly diminishing head for a Belgian ale. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, dried fruits, yeast. Taste is quite sweet and spicy as Belgians often are. Sweet, caramel maltiness and dried fruitiness provide the flavours. Palate is disappointingly thin for a Belgian beer, barely medium bodied; I would have hoped for a fuller body. Also the finish doesn’t offer much. Low carbonation, sticky. Flavours are nice but the palate and depth aren’t up to the high standards of this beer style. Not a bad beer but I’ve had better from this brewery.