olio (10550) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
375 ml bottle @ O’Connel’s, Tampere.symmetric (71) - - OCT 9, 2012
Pours hazy red color with a small head on the sides. Aroma of wood, raspberries, vanilla and grass. Flavour of sweet sugary raspberries, fruits, vanilla and strawberries. Nice appealing aroma but a tad too sweet taste.
Massive raspberry hit on the nose, grapes, slightly boozy. Quite sour & sweet taste, but not overpoweringly so; fairly well balanced. erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2012
Red coloured, light beige and light bubbly head. Wow, very special flavour, red grapes, wood, round sweetness, very well developed. Hard to describe but very nice. Candy like sweetness but balanced with wood and a mild almost non-hop-like bitterness. A unique beer and not for every day but great delicate flavour. (At Colin’s De Molen Tuesday Tasting) Beerhammaren (1815) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Pours hazy dark amber with low head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol, raspberry. Flavor is fruits, liquorice, raspberry. Swell! Kavu (5129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2012
0,375 l bottle @ Harry’s. Pours hazy red with a low pink head. Aroma is sour raspberries. Flavor is very sour malts with some raspberries. Heavy carbonation. Very good.
Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Sampled from bottle @ monthly De Molen tasting. Hazy amber color, small to medium sized beige head. Smell fruits, some sweetness and a bit woodish. Taste lightly sourish, a hint of sweetness mainly from the fruit, red fruit (so probably raspberry). A bit dry finish, medium body, medium carbonation. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big wood and vanilla, almost bourbon like, some fruity notes in the background. Something else. Flavour is tart fruits, then some bourbon and wine like woody notes, some wine notes in the finish. Note sure if I like it. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle shared at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin white head. Fruits aroma. Hazy red pour. Fruits but complex taste. Nice brew. VsXsV (4547) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy red/brown liquid with medium light pink head. Aroma of raspberries, strawberries, wood, white wine, light caramel, grain and lemons. Nice! Taste is dry and light sour with notes of straw/raspberries, lemons and wood. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Great. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012
37,5 cl bottle @ O’connell’s
Aroma is slightly sweet and strong on raspberries. Flavour is somewhat sour with lots of raspberries, some oaky notes. Somewhat foamy palate. Dry and leathery, bretta-like finish. One sour berry juice.