MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
Tap at The Rover (Gothenburg). Wonderful red/brown colour with good head. Nice aroma with hints of chocolate, nuts and carmamel. Taste is also very nice, bready and malty and again caramel with a bitter finish. Also good on bottle. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2007
33 cl bottle. Amber color. Ok off-white head. Sweet, malty, ok hoppy bitterness, some fruit. Abit thin, but still a good beer. Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Pours dark amber/brown with a creamy head. Aroma is of dusty, ashy roasted malts. Some bitter roast & sweet caramel. Medium bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Since this is in the "vienna" category its OK.
But that dusty & ashy edge more of the beers from the brewery have ... not addictive... FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Christmas Beers 2007)
Dark orange to brown, thin head. Honey malty aroma. Dry nutty malty taste. Bottle carbonation’s a little harsh, but nothing a good swirl can’t fix. Very tasty brew. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Copper-red color with a very small, diminishing head. Nice aroma of toasted malts and pretty pungent hops. Flavor is caramel and some roast, but rather dry, and a nice grapefruit hop balance that is pretty bitter. Light and slick palate. Feels like an octoberfest with APA hopping to me. Interesting combo, and it works out okay, thought it’s lacking just a little in the malt department.
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty light hoppy aroma. Bery burnt/roasted flavor. Too dominating.
Moderate bitter. Average bitter finish. Oily palate. Brix (660) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
Tasted 2007-12-06. Bottle, 2007 version. Pours clear brown/amber with big beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Notes of smoke, roasted malt, caramel and maybe a little chocolate. Ditto flavour. Nice bitternes in the end. Very balanced and very tasty for a 5,2%’er. Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt & caramel but also a less pleasant tone of cauliflower. Nice roasted taste, perhaps a wee bit thin. fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle 2007. Clear medium amber red color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, grass, pepper. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, and a nice dry / dusty finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (031107) Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 Dark red color with a fast dissolving off-white head. Sweet lightly roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee and spices. The taste is burned/roasted malt with notes of caramel, toffee, spices, some sourness and hop bitterness.