rane (1100) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Amber colóur with off white long lasting head.
Aroma dominated by hopps, citrus and grass notes.
Taste very bitter and reminding of an IPA.
Finish is quite bitter and dry. I agree with those mentioning this beer as more of an IPA than an ESB. Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
More of an IPA it tasted like me. A pale IPA in color, but succeeds in living up to the brutal bitter name by being very hoppy. Very citrusy with just enough malt to balance the hops, but they know their place. A good beer. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours hazy amber with large off-white head. Nose is orange, apricot, mildly floral. Nicely balanced between hops and malt, but very bitter for an ESB and also very strong. To me this is more of an IPA. bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2007
pours an appealing, cloudy amber color. Holding it up to the light you can see all sorts of tiny things floating around in there. The taste of this one is great and the citrus (grapefruit) flavor really comes out and stays around between sips. mmmMMMmmm hops. This is are really nice brew. smells great, looks great and tastes great. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured an attractive cloudy copper with a two-finger tall white head that lingers. The lacing formed a sheet of foam on the inside of my pint glass. The aroma was a subdued mix of floral hops, pine and some citrus fruit. The flavor was a bit of sweet caramel up front with citrus powering its way through and finishing with a mildly bitter bite.
User42649 (209) - - FEB 15, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep golden, thin head which does hang on around the edges, providing decent lacing to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefriut. Flavor is very bitter, and hugely hopped. Most excellent! golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and pine. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Flavor of pine hops, fruit, and malt. Nice bitterness. gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 First ratingMarsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
(Bottle, thanks to Marsiblursi)
Sampled at a tasting night at Marsiblursi’s place. Clodu brown copper color, tan head. Sweet yogurt light pine scent. Bitter sweet taste, roasted aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel and bitterness.
(Bottle at Bishops Arms, Örebro)
Shady golden color, white head. Hoppy and sweet scent. Bitter hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
(Bottle,) Pours hazy red orange. Big grapefruit aroma aroma with with some caramel, apricot and pine/flowers. Soome other fruits. Hoppy, light to medium grapefruity flavour with a medium malty backbone. Medium citrusy bitterness. Some lichee in both the aroma ena in the flavour. Medium body. Medium, fresh body. An ok beer. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
It’s a varm golden beer with a nice head. the aroma has wonderful notes of aroma hops, fruit and a bit of caramel. The flavour is as expected simply wonderful. It has a lot of aroma hops, caramel and a delicious, refreshing, crisp, spicy and complex bitterness. A small work of art in bottle, and IMO not at all brutal in it’s bitterness.