oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012 ante (3373) - Stockholm, - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy bronze colour with a small firm white head. Dryish and hoppy aroma of sried oranges and wet grass with hints of hay and red berries. Medium-bodied with notes of grass, orange-peels and hay on a solid foundation of biscuity malts. Gentle carbonation. Bitter finish of grass and orange-peels.
Handbottled (thanks KB! old backlog). Hazy goldeny orange colour with minor head. Aroma is fruits, mild wood as well as some raisins and resiny notes. Flavour is sweet ripe fruit, some caramelly and toffeeish malty notes along with some mild vanilla as well. Balanced, and quite mellow bitterness in the finish. SaintMatty (7302) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2012
Draught (O’Connor’s, Uppsala) - Amber with a slight haze and a small head. Malty and slightly fruity aroma with notes of grain and dried apricot. Crisp, tangy and slightly metallic taste with notes of peach, toffee and a noticeable, yet not overwhelming. bitterness in the finish. Not bad, it’s well-made and certainly more British than American in style. I would prefer it if the hops had a bit more bite, though. Svesse (8581) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with orange, toast and marmalade. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, biscuity malt, marmalade and a slightly earthy bitterness in the finish. Solid malt foundation, with just above medium body. A slight sweetness throughout. Very much an English style IPA (as expected from Skebo). Nice one. omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2011
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Lightly hazy golden. Dry fruity nose. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Lots of hay and overripe fruits atop creamy malt. Very much an IPA in the English sense, no grapefruit or excessive bitterness, more a stronger, more hoppy golden bitter.