Braastad (286) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown clear beer, small head.
Aroma is nonexistent. Taste is watery but has some chocolate malty character.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Clear deep amber body with light carbonation.
Rye crisp bread and lemon zest aroma with dusty caramelly notes.
Dryish malty grainy taste with dusty lemon zest notes.
Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish lemon zest and
generic fruit aftertaste with roasty dusty notes. A nice,
drinkable, pleasant bitter. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget,
oppear (60) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NIce hop on the nose, color deep honey golden and the taste is woody, slightly bitter hop but little watery at the end. Over-all a good beer for the price.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and mild hoppy nose. Pale large lace laying head. Dark golden color. Malty mild hopped taste with some grassiness. A nice bitter.
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours amber colour with off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy, grassy hops with a hint of malt and fruits. Taste is a somewhat sweet, hint of hops and caramel with a medium bitter finish. Little bit watery but overall an average, nice tasting beer.
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, apricots, treacle-toffee, toast and citrus. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, orange peel, nuts, dark bread and a certain citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and quite nice.
LakeDistrict (22) - - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark chesnut colour, head disappeared within a minute of pouring, mild aroma of malts, smooth texture, earthy flavour with a tiny hint of bitterness
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: bread, hay, grass, minerals, earthy hops.
Ap: deep amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
F: medium bite, grass, straw, bread, hay, metallic, jam.
T: decent, but not exciting.
jamesie1857 (1182) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/6/12 - Copper brown colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with caramel malts and nuts. Flavour of mild bitterness, nuts and malts. Medium bodied with slicky mouthfeel. Average.
Jonb5 (306) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Bronze auburn colour, clear, one finger off white head. Retained a fair amount of lacing. Aroma had hints of Fuggles and Goldings hop with some apple, also had to think of a north German style Pilsner. Tasted pine and citrus fruits (mainly grapefruit) sharp finish, moderate bitterness. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly watery body. Overall it lacked the character of some ESBs and was slightly too strong to session as Andrew Flintoff found out after 17 pints at the 2007 cricket world cup in Barbados.