Erasmus_ro (2263) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is a load of citrus, mandarin, passionfruit. Taste is a load of citrus, pith and pine in the finish. Light with strong carbonation. Very good.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours orange golden with white lacing head. Notes of citrus, malts, pineapple, hops, fruits. Refreshing.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of the bottle a beautiful clear amber color. 14ºSRM.
Nose has citrus aromas of lemon zest, Valencia oranges, limes and a nice piney body.
Mouthfeel is carbonated. I hesitate to say that because it gives the impression that this might somehow be a light beer. In actual fact, it’s just an incredibly well-balanced ale. The front of the palate is dominated by a bold citrus flavor reminiscent of grapefruit. This transitions seamlessly into full body contact with the nice roasted malts which provide graham cracker, biscuit with caramel and maybe even a little toffee at the end just before the finish.
The finish is herb-like, with some nice Thai basil, cilantro and then vanishing quite briefly leaving the palate clean. So very nicely plotted!
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Kavu (3664) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle from Alko, Hämeenkylä. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts and fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Nice.
VastActiv (4978) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33l from local Alko, Riihimäki. BBE 24/08/17. Colour is clear orange with large white head. Aromas and flavours: Pine, citrus, some caramel, sweetness and malts. Fresh.
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Sadler’s Bar; clear amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has a hint of pine and tangerine, taste has pine, some sweet malt action, grapefruit, bitter finish.
Dermi (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy orange with awesome white head, love the bubbles. Aroma: Canned fruits, peach. Pleasant fruity aroma. Taste: Medium+ sweet, fruits, peach, exotic canned fruits. Pleasant bitterness, very notable. Palate: Medium body, bitter aftertaste. Lots of hop characters. Very refreshing. Excellent general pilsner as commercially. I like how it shows some love towards lagers, one of the very first excellent lagers me to find. Great balance. [from notes, previous score 7-3-7-3-13, 28.6.2012].
Hikeg (225) - - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours flat orange amber with small white head. Aroma is medium malty, caramel, cookie, heavy hops, grapefruit, pine, peach. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, rather long aftertaste. Balanced. Medium body, watery to oily feel, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear pale amber color. Somewhat lacy head. Hop aromas dominate: lemon, mango and dried apricot. Floral notes too. Malty, slightly sweet bread and oat flavor with dryish finish. Medium strong, graperfuity and a bit soapy hop flavor in the finish with slighly mineral bite. Some malty flavor in there as well. Quite nice balance. Medium body, quite velvety mothfeel regardless of slightly fizzy carbonation.
klm1 (770) - - SEP 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden color, with foamy white head.
Aroma without note of an alcohol. Just with frzity notes of hops.
Flavor is mild sweet, slightly bitter, with strong note of fruity esters.
Malt sweetness is mild medium, hop bitterness is high, finish is dry bitter, body is sticky, carbonation low.