rane (1100) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2005
Once we said they couldn´t make beer in Sweeden, thats not true. Deep red ale with medium head. Nice aromatic flavor and dry bitterness in taste. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Deep amber / reddish colour with a fast disappearing beige head. Malty aroma with a light sweetness and hints of nuts. Light roasted malty flavor with hints of a caramel sweetness. Finish is very dry. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Slotskällans really are extremely skilled at getting the style they aim for in their brewing. Very full and huge light brown head. Very aromatic, some caramel notes and a discreet hop-bite on the palate. Yet another well made beer from Slotskällan. 010404 Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Amber color, heavy sweet malty aroma and taste, light roasted, light body, light dry finish. sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2004
(Bottled) Clear, deep amber color with a small head. Slightly wineous and sweetish, syrupy aroma with berries. Slightly roasted, dryish-malty and fruity flavor. Medium-bodied, oily and low-carbonated palate. Quite pleasant red beer with the familiar Slottskällans character.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The pale yellowish foam is thick, with fine bubbles. It disappears quite fast into a thin white skin. The colour is clear, dark copper red (as the name suggests).
The smell is mild; there are hints of dark rye bread, dark malt and some traces of yeast.
The Carbon dioxide is just right, making the brew refreshing but not sharp in the mouth.
The taste is gentle yet focused: At first, there is a fresh acidity, then the fine bitterness and the hints of diacetyl and hazelnuts take over and the whole taste ends with a somewhat dry, harmonic bitterness.
This is ale as I really enjoy drinking at the pub with my friends – it got character, but doesn’t take over the full attention as an ESB or stout might do.
Yes, the small Slottskällan Brewery does really show their craftsmanship in making fine beers in a wide range of styles. This particular ale is, by the way, made in collaboration with the O’Connor’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Uppsala, the town that Slottskällans Brewery is located in. Hmmm… It makes me wonder how this beer tastes from the tap. It is probably even better that way. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. clear. Off white dense head. Aroma is malty and sugary sweet. Flavour has some chocolate, hops, berries and fruit to it. Is light bitter in the end. Dies quickly on the palate. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. Nice, solid Irish style red, nothing fancy. Clean balanced mouhtfeel. Nutty, with some light caramel, with a slight hint of berries, sweetish, but dries out at the finish, a nice easy drink, i like it. rauchbier (3934) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle, DBF 2004. Amber bronze, moderate white head and low condition. Low roast barley and some fruity berry notes in the nose, soft and quite thin in the mouth with some hop apparent, a slight maltiness but a nasty aftertaste develops dominating a slight hop bitterness and caramel in the finish.
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2004
Dark red colour. Roasty aroma. Caramelly notes with a roasty touch in the flavour, along with some fruitiness. Oat-like background all along.