tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep copper body with an eggnog head that sticks around for quite some time and leaves lots of lacing on my glass. Malty and strong aroma of sweet caramel, dark caramel, grains and lots of fruits. Strong flavour of dark caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits (I guess this is the pumpkin), with a background of chocolate, dark dried fruits, ash and alcohol. Light to moderate sweet taste with a moderate to light bitter finish. Medium body, smooth texture and moderate carbonation. A nice and complex beer.
[50 cl bottle, batch 1481, enjoyed 1 year after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Arendal]
Svesse (8148) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Foam gushing out upon opening. Reddish brown colour with huge, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity, herbal nose with dark bread, caramel, cola, julmust (Swedish softdrink), roasted pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Malty, herbal taste with notes of dark bread, toast, cola, crisp-bread, vegetables, coffee, pepper, spices and a balanced metallic bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. A bit weird, but fairly well balanced. Quite nice.
Foffern (1764) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, coffee, oak, nuts, pine and grassy hops. The flavour is similar with oak, nuts, cocoa and pine. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body and balanced bitterness. I don’t find the pumpkin in this beer, but is anyhow filled with hops and malt. Well-balanced.
nilsas (3859) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (764) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, aged two years. Brown coloured with a large beige head. Aroma is sweet, slightly venous with dried fruits, malt, caramel, spices, red apples. Dry taste with a slightly sour bitterness, nice increasing malt and caramel sweetness coupled with pumpkin notes towards the finish. flavor is malty and spicy with caramel, toffee, chocolate, fruits, apples and dried fruits. This one was probably a bit old, but still good.
bergstaden (2682) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with off white head - Malty and spicy aroma - good malt body with a good spicy flavour as well - The dark malt and spicy notes goes into the finish - This was good
metalspice (810) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brunt med fint skum. Mye krydder i duften sammen med vanilje og eik og et hint av kaffe. Følger godt i smaken sammen med smak av pepper. Tykk munnfølelse. Denne var god!
Vighals (3557) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter brent karamell, kaffe og mørke frukter. Finner ikke gresskarlukten, men hvordan lukter gresskar da? Middels fylde. Noe salt smak. Kaffe og lett fruktighet. Saltbitter avsluttning.
arsol (1072) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun farge med lys beige skum. Lukter malt, krydder og karamell. Smaker noe kaffe og litt pepper. Medium bitter avslutning.
VastActiv (6295) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Brygget 220615. Batch #1481. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Harshness, some fruits and malts.