Braastad (418) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish color, decent head.
Aroma is grapefruit, caramel malts.
Flavor has tropical fruit and malts.
djoeye (1486) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off white head, some spots as lacings in the mug, and red-brown coach-coloured beer. Aroma; caramel, resin, fruity and fresh hops. Taste; juicy fully resiny caramel, apple, wood, spices. Very comfortable on palate. Fine fading finish on fruits and somewhat sweet resin. Good brew. [33cl brown btl 6%abv° BBunreadable / Session with Rune&Finn]
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle shared with Finn and djoeye. Fair fawn-coloured head. Next to clear amber coloured body. Faint lacing. Sweet citrus on the nose, including a note of ripe oranges. Sappy taste profile of juicy malts, lomon and orange, mid-sweet. Drying citrus peels to the ending. Well balanced. Soft on the swallow. Nice and tasty (Tromsø 27.08.2014).
Finn (4201) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml anskaffet av djoeye og delt med ham og Rune i WCveien 27 Aug 14. Dyp rødbrun. Høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Aroma av tørket frukt. Balansert smak. Mye fersken. Blir syrlig etter hvert.
Nische (703) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent ale from a style that usually is pretty boring. Somewhat hoppy with lemon zest in aroma and taste. Smooth and well balanced.
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@park, marienhamn. Reddish, hazy. Citrus, pines, caramels. Meddish body. Nicely bittered. Real nice. Soft.
Timvim (90) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Åland ferry 20140802. Hazy red with large bubbles, ok head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and yeast. Taste is similar with a tiny bit of alcohols and an US05ish yeasty tone. Rich maltiness, yet not too sweet and cloying. Well balanced.
kustie (149) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red and copper colored beer with small head. Aroma has hops, yeast and malt. Taste is bitter, fruity, hoppy and caramel. It has some grape flavor also. A bit raw taste, but not bad at all.
VastActiv (2826) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Olutupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 12112011. Colour is cloudy amber with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, hops and malts.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful red. This beer isn’t actually from Finland but from the self governing Aaland islands (why the Faroese are a separate country in here and Aaland not, I don’t understand). The beer looks very good, but I thought it was too watery, too sweet and with sub standard hop taste. A bit metallic actually.