gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2009 First rating
Draught at the Prague Beer fest, on May 22, 2009
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, amlty, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, warming alcohol.
33 cl bottle thanks to deft!
Bottle from Systembolaget, on October 9, 2009. BB 27.02.10
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet, malty, grainy, caramel, sugar, a bit fruity and some alcohol scent. Malty, grainy, alcohol, dry husky, fruity taste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel. Alcohol bitter bite in the aftertaste. A bit too evident bitterness sharpness and also alcohol stands out too much. Other than that rather nice. Dry husky medium high bitterness.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, bought at pivovarsky klub, pours deep gold, medium off white head. Metallic hop aroma. Light malt, and a mild hop finish ruined by an artificial sugar off flavor. High carbonation.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cereal and sweet aroma, golden, clear, rocky head, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy,
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr/KimJohansen. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense and creamy off-white head leaving some laces. Clean and malty aroma. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base, a very soft mouthfeel and a dry, sulphurous and hoppy finish. 141208
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden with medium off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with hints of coriander. Sweet flavour with yeasty, caramel and malty notes. Sweet caramel towtrds the finish
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a diminished white head. Dry hoppy aroma. Bitter hoppy flavoured with a mild caramel malty note. Malty and slight cornish finish with a dry bitter finish.
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear golden color. Aroma of grass, floral notes, dusty flower, caramel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet and bitter flavour. Bitter dusty floral finish.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate leggermente erbacei ma lievi naso piuttosto piatto in bocca malto e unfinale amaro
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear deep golden, small head. Soapy aroma with some apple. Sweet, fruity and medium bodied with long malty flavour and a waelth of hay. Lingering resiny bitterness. Has lost some drinkability in the process of ramping it up to 6%.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed maltiness lather a herbal hop tenacity in this sturdily-built and immensely quenching Svetlé Specialni.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Lofty foam bobs atop the clear dark golden.
-The hoppy second half is both herbal and leafy, and lingers nicely.
-Carbonation is big-bubbled and helps to increase drinkability.
-Malts also offer bready notes.
Bottle; best before June ’08.