Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, beautiful lace, grassy aroma, slightly sweet, medium-bodied, salty (!?!) with a dry bitter malty finish - balanced and original
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany red with a small, but dense head. The aroma has delicious caramel notes and some of malt and light spice. The flavour has the same nice caramel sweetness, and it makes the body smooth and mellow. I also find a bit of spice, but only just. The finish has a nice hoppy bitterness and I think it’s a nicely balanced and charming brew.
FatPhil (10091) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 500ml bottle (Stockholm) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
4 Very bland aroma, just the caramel and some paper
3 Clear deep re, brief head.
5 Very stodgy malts, seems almost underfermented.
2 Sugar-watery, and fairly fizzy. Finish more stodgy, and a bit buttery. Some very harsh industrial hop bitterness.
9 Fullish, but none of it particularly brilliant. Sweet caramelly nonsense.
Rerate 500ml botle (Tallink) (5:4:5:3:10=2.7)
Not sure where the previous hate came from, this is now a very scrummy caramelly dark lager. It’s brainstem-focused, no complexity, just a massive sweet caramelly fire blanket to extinguish any interest in hops. Finish is an enire load of bread - crammed into every corner of your gob. But it ain’t bad, it’s clean, it’s malty, it’s a bit predictable and maybe dull, but it ain’t bad.
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, bought from djoeye. Shared with Finn Arvid and Skinnyviking. Remaining beige layer at the top of a crystal clear dark amber coloured body. Dotted spots on the glass. Sweet malty aroma with a vanilla touch. Pale and brown malty flavours, anise and caramel. Sweet fruity hints to the ending. Medium bodied. So and so (Tromsø 17.01.2015).
Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, bread , floral hops and light oxidization. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 First rating. (50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget) Grainy scent. Red color, white head. Grainy corn taste. No bitterness. Just no... 2/2/3/2/4=1.3 \ / Second rating. 50 cl bottle thanks to Reza from 3 Små Rum. BB 170410. On January 16, 2009. Clear deep dark red color, tan head. Malty, fruity, grainy scent. Sweet, sugary, a bit metallic taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Loads better than last time! 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DØE Frederiksberg. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear red brown body. Roasted barley malt caramel raisin spicy flavor. I guess the spices are cinnamon clove and cardamomme. Heavily carbonated and a long finish.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Coppery amber colour. Seems to follow the standard Christmas beer pattern for the larger Scandinavian brewers. First take a fairly standard pale lager. Bump up the alcohol level a teensy bit. Add some caramel or colouring to darken the colour a little, taking great care to ensure the presence of loads of toffee and caramel in the flavour. Avoid hops at all costs. Make sure it is as sweet as hell. Leave in plenty of fat, under-brewed malt but skilfully contrive to make the mouthfeel thin and watery at the same time. If possible introduce some tinny or cardboardy elements. Preferably both. This one ticks all those boxes. Not exactly horrible but very dull stuff.
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice malty beer. Flavor starts moderate sweet and has a good bitterness at the finish. But on the other hand, not much going on.
Camons (7131) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of sugar, spices and malt. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. Thin water like body, low carbonation. 190111