Beer5000 (5317) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange body with a rather small white head. Relatively vague hoppy aroma, but delicate. Flavor is rather bitter with a nice malty sweetness. Medium body. A nice but rather plain hoppy ale that improves after a few more sips. Interesting and a bit different.
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden brown colour, moderate head. Unusual sweetish aroma, jam, cooked vegetables, hay. Malty flavour with a noticeable sweetness, some caramel and fruit, and a distinct "bite" from the Progress hops in the finish and aftertaste. Not bad at all!
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber coloured. Aroma of burnt plastic. Very sharp and unclean flavour. Undrinkable.
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: poured a cloudy orange-brown, with a trace of off-white head - not very appealing to look at. Aroma of stale biscuit, watery with burnt malt to start followed by s atridently bitter hop finish. Hopefully just a bad bottle.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle, a golden copper, slightly cloudy and some carbonation. The head is off-white and patchy. A spritzy fuit hop aroma - citrus and peach. Juicy malt flavours with some caramal notes and fruits at the front of the mouth. An even bitterness all the way through in the medum bodied mouthfeel. OK.
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Golden with a diminishing white head. Sediments in the bottle, but they stayed there. Metallic notes in the aroma, along with hops and some malt. Malty flavor with a quite pronounced bitterness and a citric background. Medium body and a light bitter finish. Flavor improves towards the end of the bottle, but it is a bit too one-dimentional all the way. (060624)
madsberg (11067) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Light unclear. Small off white quickly diminishing head. Fruits, light herbs and a light sweetness in the aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, light yeast and light fruits. A bit bland. Medium bodied and light citric and dry mouthfeel. Is light bitter in the end with distinct fruit and caramel notes.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours amber golden with a slight haze - no head. Fresh and fruity nose. Medium-bodied, fruity - lightly citrusy - sort of vitamin C like. Light bitter finish. Quite fresh and nice. 090606
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a bottle from Malvern Spring show 13-05-06. Amber beer pours with a small white head, bit malty hoppy in the finish and reasonable all told but nothing special.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Hoppy aroma, straw and unusual fennel. Dryly malty with moderate hoppy finish which had a slight rasping quality on an already sore throat - making it seem hoppier than it was.