brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in color with a white head. Sweet toffee and caramel malt aromas with a bit of fruity hop character. Plenty of citrus aromas and some floral qualites, too. The flavor is a nice balance of sweet malt and hops. Toffee and caramel notes along with floral and citrus peel hops, hints of pine, and a mild bitterness.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Amber coloured beer, ok head. Spices/herbs, some malts and caramel. Not totally what I was hoping for, to uninteresting. re-taste: have to add a bit, seems better als last time.
77ships (8509) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Clear amber with a beige head. Smell is sweet caramel, light touch of mocha malts, bark, fruits, light pine hops. Taste is sweet caramel, fruits, breads, some dark soil with a hint of mocha, herbal, berries, some pine in the back of the finish. Easy to drink, enjoyable.
kermis (12030) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of herbs, wood, fruit, malt and caramel. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
gunnfryd (14373) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Haandfestival. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spruce. Flavour is sweet, malt, berries, spruce, caramel. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.
yngwie (16715) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. It’s a lightly unclear, amber colored beer tpoped by a small, dense, beige head. Sweetish and faintly meaty aroma with a forest-ish hint. Both aroma and flavor a bit dull I think, but there’s sure some forest present. The flavor has a caramel maltyness in the in back, and a forest touch up front, but as mentioned, rather boring. Full body, soft and smooth on the palate. Some bitterness in the finish. Boring, but sure drinkable, and it deserves the name. 120504
_angst_ (4654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Ölrepubliken. Pours deep amber with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet,tiny sour, fruity and herbal with biscuits, lemon hard candy, bread, pine, moist soil, grass, green grapes, wood, pineapple and orange zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, fruity and herbal with bread, pine, moist soil, freshly cut grass, pineapple, lemon balm, unripe mango, lemon hard candy, resinous wood, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and herbal with bread, resinous wood, lemon balm, orange peal and lemon zest.
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Ölkompaniet Gothenburg. Dark amber colour with an average lasting, off-white head. Aroma is malty and yeast notes. Flavour is sweet and light bitter with a long duration,. Ther is really some pine here!
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland.
Reddish amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Sweet malty aroma. Served too cold. Have to wait...
Sweet caramel malt, very sugary sweet flavour. Woody dryness. Alcohol. Liquorice drops. Disappointment.
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mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20120817) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, caramell and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours had malts, spruce, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had spruce, sweetness and bitterness. The beer was very sweet but the spruce sprout flavours balanced it quite well towards the end.