bierkoning (13674) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle from TBone, thanks! Orange brown color. Hints of caramel and yeast in the aroma. Wheaty, yeasty flavor with some flowers and caramel. Inoffensive, but nothing outstanding about this beer, that vaguely resembles a dunkel weizen. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Pale orange coloured. Flat head. Hops in the first taste. Some sourness in the taste. Soft and quite tasty beer. mikkopen (1193) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
500 ml bottle. Hazy orange-brown with a creamy head. Sweet and spicy aroma with lots of fruits. Flavour is sweet, malty and fruity, with a little alcohol and nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer. esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 23, 2008
500 ml bottle. Puours beutifully orange-brown. Medium head is very creamy. Liquid is hazy orange with shades or brown. Sweet fruits and spices in aroma. Malts are grass-like sweet and slightly roasted. Bitterness increases toward the finish, which is long and well balanced with maltiness and clues of alcohol. This should be driked quite warm, otherwise the alcohole comes through too much. Very enjoyable nutty arromas in the finish also and maybe a bit sourness. Flavors are medium sweet malts and fresh bitteration. Sweet and slick texute, but bitterness makes the finish dryer and sticky. Quite stron carbonation supports the body well and raises up aromas. Overall an excellent beer. berkshirejohn (6650) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2008
50cl bottle from Alko, Finland. Batch #124. Extremely lively, almost explosive on openning; cloudy amber with a thick cream head; rich buttery peach aroma with spicy yeast undertones; thick, smooth and spritzy in the mouth, with mellow fruit and a sherbert yeasty fizz; rounded bitter finish, with warming alcohol and some gingery spice. Very pleasant, but would prbably have been a lot better if I’d allowed the bottle to rest for a couple of days.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 13, 2008
Batch #124. Dark amber, foamy beige head. Nose is orange marmalade, spices and glue. Intense spicy and hoppy flavor with little caramel malts. Finishes with peppery bitterness, raw yeast and alcohol. Medium bodied, coarse strong carbonation. Spicy, but raw and homebrew like. Pouring in the yeast makes it almost undrinkable. SaintMatty (7518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2008
500ml Bottle-Copper coloured with a bit of a haze which may be the sediment from the bottle or it may be intentional. Peachy, biscuity aroma with a hint of raspberry and a soapy element. Tangy on the tongue at first with a nice initial malty taste which turns pleasantly hoppy. The peach and biscuit again feature in the finish which gets increasingly fruity. FatPhil (17064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2008
500ml bottle (alko)Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2008
Slightly hazy orangy-red, tiny head. Starts with a big fruity bitterness - both from hops and also from yeast. Also some evidence of alcohol. Subtle carbonation in the mouth. Some quite harsh zing from hops and yeast though. Slightly sludgy taste - too yeasty, that’s for sure. Pine and juniper try to lift it, but don’t quite succeed. In some ways it does veer towards a Belgian blonde with its combination of aromatic and bitter hops, and reliance on yeast. I can understand others really liking this, but it just doesn’t do it for me.
0.5 l bottle. Hazy amber color with vanishing head. Wheat and banana dominate the aroma. Malty, toffeish, yeasty and fruity flavor with notes of banana. Allthough decanted carefully, the flavor is too yeasty with unpleasant yeasty fruitiness and bitterness. Tranquillity (2505) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottled. Tart and expressive redberry aroma. Some smokyness as well. Not that strong, but intriguing. A bit hazy orange-red, thick off-white head with both small and big bubbles. Taste tart as well, quite dry, with a slow-starting hoppyness in the finish. The taste is initially berries, juniper perhaps. Later it turns almost woody. Balanced and complex, altough the tastes represented in this are not the my favourite.