Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark orange color with a medium-sized beige head. Fruity and floral hops and caramel malt. Flavor is sweetish caramel malt, citrus, fruity hops, some bitterness. Medium-bodied, slightly bitter finish. Decent pale ale. TBone (17785) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottled 330ml (BB 05/2013)Kingi (669) - - MAY 8, 2012
Clear deep copper color, good beige head. Aroma has some metal and nutty hoppyness. Light bodied, but good robust palate. Some caramel, nutty hoppyness, bready maltyness. Finish is quite short. Solid pale ale, nothing special but very well-brewed.
Fruity aroma and a slightly dry aftertaste, but not very strong. A really nice pale ale that isn’t complex but tastes delicious tiong (7444) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
330ml bottletlind2 (1755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, caramel malts, toffee and spices. Taste is malty and fruity with some hops and slight sweetness. Finish is malty and strong with some fruitness. Okay.
Bottle. Amber color, lasting off-white head. Grassy hop aroma. Bitter flavor with a malty center, lots of hops and a hint of cookies and grapefruit. Slighly off balance in the finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Not bad, if not the world's best example of the style.
Dermi (1192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2012
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear copper with a decent white head. Aroma: Pleasantly fruity, peaches. Taste: Medium sweet, good bitterness. Hops and some malt. Quite nice. Low malt presence. Palate: Medium bodied, average carbonation. Pretty good. Dry. welho (93) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
0.33l bottle. Light brown color with smallish head. Aroma has hops and caramel in it. Flavor with malts and some nuts. Dry and slightly bitter. Nice one. TET (3128) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
A orange beer with a medium, but quickly decreasing, white head. Aroma is surprise, tropical fruits, peaches, hint of papaiyas, some sweetness and some pine needles. Taste is fruitfull, peaches, biscuity maltas, unfortunately slightly musty aftertaste. A medium bodied, nicely to drink. Nice, tropical fruity aroma, some mistakes in the taste. Easy to enjoy, enough of aromatic nuancees. lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
330 ml bottle. BBE 05/2013.laiti (8505) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
Pours a copper colour with a white head. Loads of visible bubbles. Aroma of biscuity malts and floral hops. Flavour of biscuity malts, floral hops, dried fruits, citrus and some caramel. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly fruity finish. Refreshing.
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2013
Aroma is sweetish with caramel, some biscuits and fruity hops. Also hints of vanilla. Flavour is sweetish with vanilla, caramel, biscuits, fruity hops. Nice, although a bit too sweet. A hybrid of English Pale Ale and Golden Ale – I wonder why this is ’Traditional’?