sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottled) Clear, light amber color with a smallish, foamy, quickly fading head. Grainy-malty, slightly alcoholic aroma with an inch of sourness. Grainy-caramely-malty, slightly sweet and vegetably flavor with hints of alcohol and acidity. Light to medium-bodied, a bit slicky palate with medium, quite smooth carbonation. A basic bock with mild acidity and moderate alcoholic feel. Dunno what’s with the "easter", though.
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, beige bubbly head. Caramellish malty aroma and flavour. Also some weak hints of barley and hops. Long caramellish aftertaste. A bit sticky palate. OK brew.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color. Grainy malt aroma, light. Ordinary taste, some malt, sweet caramel, balancing bitterness. Ordinary.
TBone (14174) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 2005 vintage (BB 08/2006)
Copper brown, small off-white head. Sweet rye-malty aroma, like in some non-alcoholic beer. Medium-bodied, lots of rye also in flavor. Barley flavors, slightly alcoholic and tickling carbonation. Drinkable but not very high class.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has a hint of malt, wet rag... and metal? Clear dark copper colour, small head. Watery, but still malty flavour. Flavour of unmalted barley also.
rlgk (13379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber, offwhite head. Weak fruity aroma. Malty but not with very clear flavours. Ok palate, but I did not want anything extra in this one...
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Before and after sampling everything in this beer was outstanding: stylish label with Easter cock, beautiful cherry colour (sending Cabernet & Co into second division), high rocky head of foam, rich fruity aroma. Lace was amazing: like a cobweb with similar sized cells. But the beer itself... I expected much more. The palate was flat and neutral (we are talking about 6% Easter beer!), clearly on the malt side but not really bock-like. A disappointment.
larsniclas (6126) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a shortlasting head.
Sour and pungent aroma; hay.
Some grassy maltiness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown . Small creamy tan head. Toffee, nuts and pears in aroma. Flavour of chocolate, nuts and grass. Medium bitter finish. Surprisingly good...
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany colour, big creamy off-white head. Rich malty aroma. Notes of nut and chocolate,
with an obvious but ‘fitting’ abv.
Full-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. Feels well balanced, but does not linger. Some bitterness. I'm amazed...