anders37 (25572) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty fruity spicy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy warming finish.
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Plain amber color. Aroma and taste of christmas wreath. Not bad, but not exciting.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a clear light golden-amber color with almost no head, just a few islands of white foam.
S: A slightly soured aroma with some hints of lemon. A decent amount of woodsy herbs and an interesting berry-like fruitiness. A fair amount of alcohol is noticeable as well.
T: Very woody, herbaceous, and "green". I don’t really get the same fruitiness that I found on the nose. Sort of harsh and abrasive to the palate, especially with the high level of alcohol.
M: The body is medium with a fairly high level of carbonation.
D: This didn’t seem all that "Sahti-like" to me. I think you’re better off sticking to a more traditional example or at least the Nogne-O version.
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s tasting. Pours clear brown. Nose and taste of spice, tea, juniper leaves and toffee. Light malts. Medium body.
bhensonb (14888) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours copper with a foamy off-white head. Mixed spice aroma. Med. body/sharpish carb. Flavor is a melange of spicy flavors. Grains of paradise? Chocolate? It’s drinkable beer, but confusing to me. Finishes not sweet, and not really bitter either. Whatever the flavor is, at least it is strong.
Ratman197 (14364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, juniper and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth drey finish. Flavors of carmel, juniper and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.
Tmoney99 (14193) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus, leaves and earthy. Medium body with smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium complex bitter sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting complex brew.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Crystal clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, juniper, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some juniper, cream, light vanilla. Smooth light-medium body, alcohol fairly well contained.
djd07 (13668) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is a caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light hop. Easy to drink, a very good traditional ale from New Belgium.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle shared by Butters at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. Pours a clear golden color with a thin head that fades quickly. Aroma of pale wheat malts, nutty notes, herbal notes. The taste is sweet malts, herbal notes, citrus and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium bodied. Decent.