Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from a local Russian supermarket. Clear golden colour, mid-sized, creamy head, quickly disappearing. Malty aroma with hints of apples. Shy hoppy touch in the finish. Lingering dry hop flavours remain. Rather nice, quite good for the style.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flöska. Thin clear golden, short white head. Grain bit citrus aroma. Fair mouthfeel. Flavour of grain, some grass and citrus like. Quite simple.
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to MrSoul for carrying a bottle from Arkhangelsk to a social gathering at Sommarøya Arctic Hotel. Crystal clear, golden body, decent white head. Sweet corn to the nose. Sweet pale malts in flavour. Dry ending. Clean tasting and possible to drink, but way too sweet (Hillesøy, 26.03.2011).
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l delt med med MrSoul, Rune m.fl. under hyggelig sammenkomst i Hytte 51 (Vestkanten) på Sommarøy Arctic Hotel 26 mar 11. Lys gylden på farge. Gjennomgående aroma og smak av søt malt med innslag av krydder. Egentlig bra men litt kjedelig.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, Estonian Sip and Tip Festival 2011, room 537, Meriton Grand, Tallinn. Clean gold, dwindling white foam. Inoffensive aroma of grain, light pine, ginger (?) and curry house soapiness. Slippery low fizz mouthfeel, papery spruce, white rice, card. Some rubberiness and corn in the aftertaste. Poor- although not as bad as expected. Down the sink with it.
DasMollengrab (34) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Medium thin bodied, lively carbonation, firm head. Mild aromas of dried figs and coconut, further slight exotic touch through hints of mango and cocoa. Restrained bitterness in the end. Not outstanding, but not too generic either. I kind of like its smooth character.
Bierkrug (2081) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (In USA), Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
550 ml can in Germany. Pours a normal yellow color with a light white head. Aroma has citrus and herbs in it. Taste is watery but spicy. Palate is light but tangy. Not offensive. Drinkable
suurjuust (813) - ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice pale amber yellow. Some hops, malt and a weird chemical smell I’ve also found in other russian beers, don’t quite know what that’s about. Taste begins with malt, and ends with a caramelly hoppiness. Surprisingly drinkable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Marios Fuckin Party Hat Too Far tasting.
Looks ok. Nice clean gold with a good lasting white head. Sadly it’s all downhill from there. Nose of cereal and metal. Similar flavour. Thin mouthfeel. Actually I’ve had far worse. It’s nice and clean and nothing like as offensive as I was expecting.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden with a small white head. Fruity and grainy aroma. Sweet and perfumed fruity flavour with an unpleasant note of grain