robinvboyer (2760) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sweet malty aroma, a touch of hops. Flavour i’m getting an odd wet dog smell, meh, i’mnot liking this. there is also an odd sourness, really i think that has been sitting way too long.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. Deep copper to chestnut colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malts with moderate notes of caramel, earthy and fruity hops (Styrian Goldings) also come up front. The flavour is malty and woody but not sweet, and there are plenty of hops throughout, with a fairly bitter aftertaste. Good beer!
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, LCBO gift pack. Red pour, good sized white head. Sweet aroma, earthy hops, more forward than I was expecting. Taste follows - a sold amber ale with a lot more hops than are usually found in pasteurized British bottled bitters. Lots of flavour for 4.3%. Another winner from St Peter’s.
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very short lived head on this red bodied beer. Watered down fruits in the taste, also in the aroma, with a light spice note and low carbonation.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle - pours chestnut-red, with a good frothy head that lasts and leaves thick, sticky lace. Aroma some fresh, earthy hops, perhaps a bit of wild mushroom, demerara sugar, yeast and sweet caramalts. Flavour very well balanced - woody, sweet, slightly musty, with bread crusts. Body a tad thin, but that’s fine for the ABV. Feels like drinking an autumnal walk in the woods. Beautiful in it’s simplicity.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. More copper-red than ruby red. Almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is earthy hops, mostly, and a bit of caramel. Lots of hops and a nice bitterness in the flavour, as well. Very fresh. Not really what I expected. A little on the thin side. I’d like to try it on tap.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ASDA. Opaque, deep amber in colour with a decent off-white head. Aroma of red fruit, caramel and a hint of charred malt. Flavour started sweet, with plenty of fruit, marzipan and a short, dry finish. A good bottled beer.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Foggy, brownish red, thin coarse bubbely head. Ashy malts, fruity hops, and some burned caramel notes in the aroma. Taste is dry malty, bordering to sourness, supported by a nice berry-like bitterness. Healthy body. Lingering fruity-bitter finish. A well-crafted and moreish Bitter.
KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Centra, Oslo.
Lovely red beer with large fluffy head. Fruit, a little sourness. Cherries, redcurrants. Full body, nice sweet and sour finish.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Biggish yellowish beige head goes coarse, then shrinks. Hazy red-brown barely translucent body. Floral roasty earthy caramelly peas aroma, incredibly harmonic. Dry and sweetish roasty earthy floral resiny caramel taste, equally harmonic, with fruity honeyish notes. Slightly astringent, yet oily mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Powerful flavour (amazingly powerful for the alcohol). Dry roasty resiny aftertaste with pea notes. A little miracle, given how light this beer is. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo. Rated twice.)