JKaranka (47) - Cardiff, - MAR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and drinkable Finnish session beer. Light copper colour, mild hop aroma. Flavour is fairly light, the malts are crisp, some caramel but in overall light. Somewhat dry finish. Hops are present but not pronounced, with some herbal and floral character. There is some very hidden fruit in there. Nothing special but a good session beer. Maybe a bit light for the style, but could appease lager drinkers!
Cruzer (45) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has the slight smell of fruit and hops, and has an almost salty taste. Packs a lot of bitterness for a light beer,
vadie (809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jaune pâle avec un très petit col blanc. L’arôme du pin et un peu d’houblon floral. Le goût est d’abord un peu de malt puis du houblon (du pin). Très bonne et plein de corps pour seulement 4,7% alcool.
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: (Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2010 Winner) Pours clear golden amber with almost no head, ultra-thin ringed micro bubble retention, ZERO CO2 activity.
Nose: barley malts, hay/grain, malt liquor. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: fizzy-tingy, incoming orchard fruitiness + bitter hops
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, non-distinct apple/lemon fruitiness, grain/grass
Finish: dry-hopped BIG bitterness, long bitter light malty sweet finish.
Summary: Overall I quite enjoyed the fruity yet bitter nature of this one. There’s not much hop aroma to the bitterness, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The bitterness is more like the bitterness you get from eating bitter melon.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange gold with minimal ring of white head. Aroma is of a mix of tea bag mixed with dried leaves. Slight sweet note there as well. Taste is mildly vegetal with a honey, biscuit malt finish. A tip of the tongue bitterness lingers but in an oddly acidic way. Puzzling. Not terrible but a bit off style.
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with very light head. Aromas of grain, tea, and toast. Flavors of grassy hops, grain, dry biscuit and toasted malts, with emphasis on the light bitter grass. Easy to drink but nothing special.
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, beer advent calendar day 2. Clear, bright copper, medium off white head. Light caramel, tea, "twig" (thanks Ferris), and a slightly medicinal bitterness. Not awful, but nothing to bring me back wanting more.
northropfrye (2323) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty aroma. Orange body with foamy white head not much retention but some lacing. Taste is medicinally bitter, herbal, odd. Not spectacular.
HaikuReview (6) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Day 2 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar:
Familiar face;/ A night lost in pleasantries,/ Not in memories.
koppertone (59) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this in a beer advent calendar. Has a pleasant aroma slight hops, not overpowering. Clear golden color. Very carbonated, quite pleasant. A touch of citrus and hops to taste and a fairly bitter aftertaste that is well done. Overall enjoyable and tasted about what I would expect just based on the bottle.
dfearnley (1081) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to goblet
Plum, bread, and grains. Clear reddish amber with decent carbonation with a creamy, somewhat mottled white head and a touch of lacing. Taste is skunk, grains, a little caramel, a little ending bitterness.