duerrto (32) - - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, Coop, Bern – Pours clear, deep-amber. Aroma of red fruits, tastes of some malt and red fruits, a gentle bitterness with some hoppy notes in the palate.
bartlebier (2210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of Allan, danke! - It’s toasted...Lucky Strike of a US amber ale with pleasant roasted caramel and piny hop notes, a dry mouthfeel, slight marred milky palate. Unusual aniseed notes showing up in the aftertaste rather than citrus.
lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, really strong and pungent gooseberries and nettles. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel malts, gooseberries, nettles and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Finishes harsh, grainy and strong on berries. Somehow I find this to be more of an amber ale rather than an APA.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Bottled@vPBFII (thanks Bov!). Golden colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, some tartness, some mild fruits and mild grass. Flavour is quite sour and tart wood along with some malts and quite fruity and floral hops. 6 3 6 3 12
Bottled (Thanks CueSheet & SADESA!). Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is biscuit malts, some floral and friuty notes along with bit grassiness and sweet malts. Flavour is very similar with nice bitterness to it. Very balanced and refreshing. 8 4 8 4 16.
olio (6797) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of caramel, some goose berry bush and some fruity hops. Flavor of mandarin, yeast, grass and some hops, some goose berries too. Lots of carbonation, dry palate.
laiti (6248) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF, BBE 06/2013
Aroma is soapy with some peaches, grainy notes and hay. Also hints of caramel. Flavour is sweetish with fruity notes, some caramel, biscuits and gooseberry bush. Too messy and yeasty. Also the tartness does not fit here.
danielecamo (583) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Colore ambrato, schiuma bianca abb fine e persistente. Olfatto di frutta esotica, malto, non molto intenso. Aroma con malto, leggero caramello poi un amaro secco. Carbonazione alta. La luppolatura un pò esausta condiziona la bevuta. mancanza di freschezza e aromi classici da luppolo americano. Comunque godibile.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with thin head. Nose of hops and cara,el. Quite nice taste and texture.
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (kindly donated by Quack-Duck!): Light amber coloured, hazy to cloudy, mid-sized "dirty" white head, herbal-hoppy nose with a distinctive bready-fruity background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, nearly medium-bodied, quite soft; lingering piney-hoppy finish with a malty counterpart. Good....
Arve_Christian (3415) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 50 cl bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich.
Dark golden color, good foam.
Distinct, but integrated hoppy aromas (pine), some fruitiness and light citrus notes- caramel & vanilla notes.
Medium body & complexity.
Solid bitterness, well balanced.