ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Lots of grassy Saaz hops in the aroma, with a subtle addition of Amarillo citrus. There is some toasted malt in here but Saaz hops reigns supreme. Same goes for the flavour - while the body is robust in a marzen manner, the finish is very bitter, with an aftertaste of grass and hay. Saaz marzen? I like that!
teddybeer (2351) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Thanks to Cunningham]. 33cl bottle. Orangish colour with a nice beige head, creamy, good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is hoppy, orange, fresh and malty. Flavour has a good maltiness, bittery at the beginning with citrus and orange notes, and a final maintaining a decent bitterness. Carbonation and body are medium.
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Amber red, tanned head. Smells of dust, caramel, hints of other hops. Light sweet, quite dry and crisp. Moderate bitter finish, some dust and grass. Totally my opinion of this beer can be described as this.... Where the f%#%& is the amarillo?
Foffern (1304) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. The colour is golden amber with a medium off-white head. Aromas of leather, wood, wild berries and caramel. More leather in the flavour along with oak, sweet malt and grass. Reminds me a bit of a pilsener. Has a soft and rich mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. Easy-drinking and tasteful, and quite bitter beer.
tfredvik (1208) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper body with a quite large, creamy, off-white head that is very long-lived: it takes a long time before the head settles as a thick layer that laces the glass well. Moderate aroma that is mainly malty and sweet with caramel and pale malts. According to the label this is supposed to be hopped with Saaz and Amarillo (is this another version than the test brew from 2009?), but I don’t get any US hops notes. I hardly get any hop notes at all, to be honest. Some faint sweet fruity notes with hints of citrus, perhaps. Light sweet taste with a moderate but quite sharp bitter finish. The caramel sweetness partially tames the sharpness. In addition to the caramel, the flavours include fruits and some metal. Medium body, moderate to soft carbonation. Not that interesting.
[33 cl bottle, 6% ABV, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
Hallstein (146) - Skogn, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No head retention at all, really... Not much aroma, some toasty/bready aromas if any. Smooth palate with mild herbal, spicy and slight citrus. It’s okay i guess, as a thirst quencher. Nothing i’d drink a lot of.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Vinmonoplet Rudshøgda.Consumed October 12,2012 in a cabin @ Sjusjøen.Amber to reddish color.Ok foam.A bit sweetness and hop in aroma.Taste is a bit fruity and sourish.Descent beer,but probably nothing i will buy again-
sneevel (71) - - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber rose with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Aromas of crystal malt, a little metallic. Nice healthy maltiness in the mouth, some dried fruit and caramel. Some bitterness at the end. Nice beer, but needs more malty concentration.
visionthing (2986) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours deep golden to amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramle with some hops and hints of fruit. Sweet and lightly fruity with caramel flavour and a light bitterness in the finish. (2012-10-15)
Cool_Bond (1587) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good smell. The taste is also quite lovely. This kind of October beer you just want to drink more of. The aftertaste is left for a while but is perfectly okay taste-wise. I’d probably buy a few more hours in October because it was so good.