Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Hazy yellow brown color. Aromas of perfumed sea-buckthorn (or cloudberry) and pepper. Bitter taste with sea-buckthorn, juniper, menthol and biscuity maltiness. Hard long lingering bitterness with juniper. Medium body. Sea-buckthorn fits quite nicely to IPA but finish is quite hard, maybe partly due to juniper.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice looking ipa, cloudy with a firm head. Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Dryness is a bit over the top with the hop bitterness. Interesting.
omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Queens Head, Stockholm. Muddy orange, rich head. Huge aroma of mango-like hops and - is that buckthorn? Fairly sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Massive hop flavour. Resiny and quite aggressive. A rich array of weird interesting flavours. Citric massively bitter finish. A bit sterile, like many beers brewed at deProef.
stefannilssons (1505) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det första som slår mig hur otroligt grumlig ölen är och det känns ju som en bra start. Smaken bär inslag av svart vinbär, mango och sur disktrasa, beskan upplever jag som lite konstig och kroppen är något tunn.
Senka (808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Bottle from Gambrinus, Tartu. Strong pine aroma, rather hoppy.. Orange, cloudy, medium carbonation. Sea-buckthorn gives that color, and juniper gives specific "pine" aroma. Full bodied beer, creamy, thick texture. This is quite interesting brew. I have not tried similar combination before. If you drink sea-buckthorn juice, than you will find plenty of that in this beer. As for juniper - In case of this beer I possibly would doubled the concentration for next brews. If you see the bottle of it somewhere - get it.
Update 16.02.14 - I think it is the third batch, that hit the taps. Much better than 2nd one, and as amazing as first one. Fill a bit thicker this time.
baggio (322) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apperance: Hazy yellow with a small, white, head.
Aroma: Berries, Hops, Hint of citrus.
Taste: Caramel, Peach, Citric notes, Berries, Hint of pine.
Palate: Fruit with lots of bitterness. Ends dry.
After hearing my friends raving about this one on draught i had high hopes for this beer but i feel i was kind of let down. A tasty ipa but i feel something is missing.
sunevdj (3334) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very hazy golden with an off-white head. Smells of hops with tiny toothpaste hints. Sweet and quite bitter. Lots of hoppy aromas, especially centennial. Also spicy aromas of mint and black pepper. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Long, dry, peppery finish with some residual sugars and hints of mints. Good stuff!
thewolf (11312) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph. Pours very muddy yellow with a medium, frothy, white head. Aroma has lemon, yeast, herbal bitterness. Medium carbonation, very dry mouthfeel. Flavour has grainy yeast, lots of dryness, juniper, lemon, grass, pine. Very bitter lingering finish.
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very cloudy, no head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit fruit and dry hay. M-m. Dry light, grapefruit, hoppy,
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque murky amber deep yellow. With bits of sea buckthorn floating around. Frothy quickly disappearing head. Aroma: really fresh hoppy aroma with notes of spruce, grass, exotic fruits, sweet malts and some spicy notes. Flavours follows through. But the juniper berries are quite dominant. Lovely fruitiness, and ends dry with a long lasting lingering bitterness. Fun and new Nordic experiment.