holdan (230) - USA - JAN 16, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light golden with small white head. Aroma is soft yeast. Taste is from yeast with a heavy metallic and to much alcohol impact. Finish with a bitter tone.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.75 l bottle from Systembolaget. Golden color. Sweet aroma with tart fruitiness, vanilla and gooseberry. Sweet, fruity, honeyish, berryish and grainy flavor with toffee, vanilla, gooseberries and tart alcohol. There is too much tart alcohol for otherwise fairly light flavored beer.
The Etruscan (465) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White weak thin head. Golden cloudy colour. Aroma is malty with alcohol and fruity notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (pear) tones, ending in a moderately sweet finish. Medium bodied.
Dorqui (2030) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color much charge and a lot hazy. Optimal aspect with creamy and adherent head. Much complex and aged aroma with notes of clear mildew, withered grape, stum. Alcoholic taste and overbearing solid body, much crisp and lively in mouth with dense and decided body also in the nose.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Kook Tasting 09. Pale gold, lasting off white head. Yeasty aroma. Bit of lemon. I thought it was a decent sherberty blond.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Aroma is bread, saltwater, some yeast and quite big fruityness. Flavour is rather much the same along iwth rather strong spicyness. Mouthdrying palate.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chris_o’s "smash kook’s granny tasting". Alround rating: Pale honey sweet malt, grainy, quite yeasty, on the sweetside of balanced and alround very boring.
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UTS: Blek gul, högt, lätt försvinnande krona.
S: Lite för tydlig alkoholsmak, jäst, citrus, järn, mandel, Provencaliska örter
ES: Lätt eftersmak
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity spicy flavor with some hoppy hints and hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow color, slightly hazy. Enormous white and uneven head that leaves chunky lacings as it settles.
Fragile malt aromas, white bread, some yeast, faint herbal notes, lemon and some grass in the nose. The alcohol is noticeable. A weak, boring and uneven smell.
The taste has a thin malty background, some bready notes and a faint note of peach. Rather sweet. Some grassy hops and faint hop resins. Lemon and herbs. The finish is short, mildly bitter and is dominated by an almost boozy phenolic taste of alcohol. The taste is not pleasant at all - boring, uneven and unidimensional. The taste of alcohol is down right unpleasant.
Light body at first but as the alcohol develops in the finish it gets oily and quite sticky. This is not god.
This was a huge disappointment. I wasn’t expecting much from this one, but still it failed to meet my expectations. Not recommended.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)