mjs (4821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught on 2008-06-20) Copper colour. Clear. Small white head. Sweet malty nose with some hops. Lot of carbonation in medium palate. Roasted malts, caramell, bitternes in taste. Also sligtly burnt flavour.
ekstedt (5637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2008. Clear amber with a beige head. Caramelly with a dry roasted touch. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance, dry and slightly bitter finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A puffy cream resides on a shimmering sangria body. Strawberry jam coats firm biscuits; succulent malts leave space for a touch of basil. A juicy sweetness straddles mild fruity acidity and fades during a long finish awash in black pepper. Muscular carbonation keeps a fullish body and sticky texture in check.
Enjoyably robust; malty without distractions.
50 cl bottle, best before 01.09.2008.
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught at "Cili Kaimas" in Vilnius)
On April 30, 2008
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Malty, roasted but a bit stale taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
On May 1, 2008
Clear copper color, tan head. Malty sweet, also vegetable, scent. Also dry wall or potassium sulphate. Malty, sweet caramel taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml
Baltijos has made a really great impression. Nice off-white head, dark amber colour, aroma is weak but beer is very well malted and caramelly, not offensive, not disturbing, flavour is wonderfull and balances malts and hop background, the right level of sweeetness, wonderful mouthtfeel, chewy, esential, bitter, focused. Like a kind of bottom fermented bitter. Aftertaste is great, gentle aromatic, hoppy nose and bitterness on palate. Medium bodied and medium carbonation, goes smoothly.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Brown-orange color, with a nice lively head. First ex-Soviet Block Marzen Ive had to my knowledge. This is quite a pleasant surprise. Full and rich, with lots caramel malt sweetness. Very fresh tasting. There is, however, a slight adjuncty presence in the finish, perhaps sugar. Pretty good beer, worth a try.
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle- Copper brown in colour with a large head. Pleasant fruity aroma with raisins detected along with caramel and a noticeable but but very strong alcohol smell. Bitter, fruity taste with caramel and raisins giving a pleasant aftertaste. Quite nice.
Mamyte (18) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown-orenge colour. Bubbly, fading head. Aroma is little malty, fishy, grainy. Little roasty, little bitter, little flavour.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My second surprise tonight. I go from a "harvest " beer being an APA to a euro dark being an Oktoberfest. Hazy copper color with a moderate cream colored head with some light lacing. Sweet caramel aromas, with some additional scents of sorghum and light floral hops. Sweet malt and caramel in the flavors as well. So sweet for me. I prefer a crisp, clean, toasty oktoberfest. This one seems to slide between a bock, an oktoberfest and a vienna. The flavors become more spicy as is warms. Also seems to have a touch of metal in the finish and linger.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a decent, off-white head. Powerful malt aroma with a touch of fruit. Flavour was of caramel and black bread. The finish was dry with a slight hint of corn starch. Ok.