HenrikSoegaard (10625) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Honey and citrus notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good and well-balanced.
evergreen0199 (2083) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tescos at Brooklands, Surrey. Golden pour with a medium white head. Hoppy and dry with hints of grapefruit and lemon. Very crisp and fresh and great to drink on a warm spring afternoon such as today. Similar to a weaker American IPA. Easy to drink beer from Scotland.
Miksu (4954) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Copper color with small head. Sweetish aroma with perfumed, fruity, lemony and grassy hops. Hoppy flavor with lemon and tropical fruits, medium to firm bitterness as well as some underlying malt and caramel. Tastes like an american pale ale to me.
KnutAlbert (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies, Holborn.
Strong elderflower flavour, refreshing, a springtime-int-the-shade beer. But it is a bit too perfumed, there are hops and malt in there trying to get out without succeeding. The elderflowers make a blanket over everything. Dark head, fine lacing.
johndoughty (4004) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden and poured with a medium head.Quite sophisticated hoppiness that lingers well. Well balanced with a slight bitterness.Another excellent bottled beer from this consistently good brewery.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Fruity nose. Pale head. Golden yellow colour. Fruity fresh wellhopped taste. Some hints of orange and grapefruit in the taste. Slightly peach in the nose.
mjs (4646) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-03-12) Amber and hazy. Small white head. Malty aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with very little carbonation. Malts, saltiness, light bitterness, bread and vegetables in taste. Malty aftertaste.
SaintMatty (5392) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 500ml Bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - Amber in colour. Hoppy aroma with some grapefruit notes. Hoppy taste with some grapefruit notes featuring again. It is hoppy but reasonably well balanced. Enjoyable. 3.5
Update - 2013. Very refreshing, with lemon, orange peel and elderflower standing out. Really enjoyable. 3.8
TBone (12830) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BBE 06/2010).
Pale amber color, small, mostly vanishing white head. Nutty hoppy, a bit toffeish nose. Hard mouthfeel. Woody malty flavor, underlying diacetylic notes. Boring and watery brew. More an pale ale/bitter than an ESB. Beer’s recipe is more exciting in theory than in practise.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco Southport, pours a pale orange, good head with nice lacing on the glass, aroma of fruits which leads onto a very subtle tangerine flavours in the mouth mixed in with an almost grassy taste, finishes with some citrus