Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle, 2010-03-20, Göteborg
AR: strawberries, grapes
AP: red amber, of white creamy head - 2 cm high
F: APA, dryness, dry tropical fruits - a bit like their other "easter" ale (this very year), mouthfeel, bitterness SaintMatty (7603) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
500ml Bottle (Thanks to my lovely girlfriend, Kristiina) - Brown with some red tinges. Chocolate, grapefruit, pine and caramel feature in the aroma. The taste is hoppy with notes chocolate, dried fruit and caramel. The finish is bitter and fruity and features grapefruit, chocolate and caramel. Enjoyable and well balanced. olsvammel (7312) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
It had a clear amber liquid with a fluffy dirty beige head that left allot of foam on the side of the glass.
Grassy hops, citrus, malt and some fruitiness. Do I smell oranges?
Grassy hops, malt, some fruits and flowers and that orange flavour is there again. Some spiciness but not enough to say what it is.
Medium smooth with a bit of sting to it. Medium body.
Even though the description says American style ale my first thought was British. It’s moderately hopped with a fruity and flowery flavour. But not fruity like many American hops, more like some of the British hops. Anyway, leaving that subject. I think this is a drinkable ale but it feels like it’s missing something, the flavours aren’t really mixing as well as I would have liked. There is some spices here but not sure if it’s from hops, yeast or malt or if it’s actually added spices. Either way it’s not distinct enough so that I can put my finger on it. But that’s not a complaint as I like beers like that, a bit mysterious.
Now to the question of what to eat with this. I reckon it’s intended for the Easter feast but I can’t say for sure if it would work. Will have to try during Easter holiday. larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget
Dark copper with a medium, tan head.
Slightly metallic aroma with toffee.
Toffee and roasted flavour. ekstedt (7005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep copper, medium fluffy off-white head. Fruity and caramelly aroma with citrusy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry with a bit harsh bitterness and a metallic touch.
Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
moderat hoppy aroma,golden, clear, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation. OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2010
0.5L bottle from Systembolaget. Reddish amber body with good clarity. Two fingers of foamy beige head. Leafy and light resinous hop aroma with notes og grapefruit and red berries. Taste is dry, restrained malty and hop driven.
Faint caramel, and a generous amounts of both bittering and flavoring (tropical, resin and red berries) hops. Quite light in body. Crisp and clean in the mouth. Lingering hop bitterness in the ending. Good stuff, almost sessionable. Vignale (4117) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Stilmässigt en ganska snäll amerikansk red ale. Humlearomatisk, måttlig beska, friskt men ändå en liten fruktkolasötma. Bra balans mellan malt och humle. Lilja (3541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt med toner av citrus och karamell. Fruktig karaktär, bra balans och beska. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2010
Bottled. Pours out in clear deep burgundy amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, berries, pine, fudge and grass. Medium-bodied with hoppy notes of grass and and blonde grapefruit on a malty foundation of caramel and fudge. Blond grapefruit, grass and salt in the long bitter aftertaste. Tasty stuff, especially for being an American amber style ale but it’s not as mind-blowing as their Easter Ale.