Skinnyviking (9243) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Small and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy dark red body. Hoppy malt aroma and flavor. Low carbonation and short aftertaste.
gunnar (8643) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Brewpub. Pours coppery with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is citrus, some weak hops. Taste is fruity hops, citrus bitterness all the way.
Hansen (8542) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
EBF 2008. Golden-brown colour and clear. Hoppy aroma, but not much Amarillo. Bitter flavor,dry texture, a bit watery.
Svesse (8284) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at the brewpub, 13 Feb 2009) Reddish amber colour with a frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of caramel, citrus and orange peel. Fruity taste with caramel, orange peel and a fresh, citrussy hop flavour in the aroma. Not very bitter, but with a fresh hop character. The fairly thin body doesn’t really support the flavours all the way through. Still, fresh and tasty beer.
Plovmand (8091) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub. Pours reddish amber with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of hops, fresh fruit, grass, caramel and spices. Flavour is the same with the hops in the front.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at London tasting, May 2008, bought at SuperBest Aarhus. No BBE date apparent. Guess I was expecting some thing hoppy in an American style from the name. Perhaps, if I’d looked closely at the label, the words "Red Ale" might have prompted me to expect something slightly different. Nonetheless , it’s a handsome gingery colour with a pleasant firm herbaceous hop aroma. However, in the flavour, a more malty character appears. Slightly smoky and ashy feel that didn’t mesh perfectly with the hoppy character and the effect was slightly out of balance. Pretty decent but I would have preferred something more assertively aromatic. As it was, it seemed slightly caught between two stools.
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium offwhite lasting head leaves fine lacing on the glass. Chestnut brown body with carbonation. Strong fruity wooden caramel aroma is incredibly harmonic. Dry-sweet elderberry and fruit taste with wooden caramelly notes. Dry dandelion, wood, and flowers aftertaste. Very, very good. (0.1l draft at brewpub.)
SaintMatty (7158) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (Brewpub, Copenhagen) - Amber in colour. Hoppy aroma with toffee, grapefruit and peach. Hoppy taste with a nice bitterness wth notes of grapefruit and toffee.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub 8/29/09: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sweet light caramel malt and fresh piny hop character. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty caramel with a decent balance of resiny piny hops before a slightly drier crisp bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and well-balanced.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris O’s.
A good looking rich amber colour with a decent off white head. The aroma has some lovely aromatic Amarillo but it is killed by a definite note of sweaty socks. Thankfully the flavour is devoid of something you would find at the bottom of a washing basket and the beer can breathe properly. Wish I could. Clear Amarillo, pleasing earth and wooden notes finishing up with some tasty spice. Interesting and enjoyable.