lrothc (36) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red with a nice persistent head. The head is not as smooth as in general Irish red ales, but nice and "sticky" (ie. sticks to the sides of the glass) nevertheless. Very nice roasty "red" aroma, typical of Irish red ales. The taste is pretty bitter (reported EBU 51) and balances out with some fruitiness. Long bitter finish.
_angst_ (4654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours mahogany brown with a small creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is malty sweet and rather subtle with caramel, hints of bread, sweet tropical fruits, hints of metal and citrus zest. Taste is malty, slightly sweet, slightly bitter and quite metallic with caramel, bread, floral hops, lemon zest, toasted malts and grass. Mouthfeel is slightly watery and very creamy. Finish is dry and bitter with toasted malts and grass.
Dermi (1168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy red with a thin white head. Aroma: Mixed malt, cardamom, fruits. Taste: Mild sweetness, moderate bitterness (distinctive in contrast). Palate: Medium body, pretty solid. Ok.
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Deep coppery body, small white creamy head. Aroma is roasty tones, red fruits and hints of nuts. Quite mild, as expected. Taste is more pronounced: almonds, roasty toffee tones and hints of peaches, mellow malts and grass. Soft to medium carbonation. Highly drinkable and well tuned indeed; what a quantum leap from the commercial versions of this style like Murphy’s. Nice stuff.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK.
Red with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with fruit and caramel
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko. Clear reddish brown beer with lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma is full of grassy and citric hops. Tastes sweet and malty with nice touch from the hops. Refreshing.
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear copper colour with small off-white head.
Hoppy aroma with berries, mild bitterness, rose hip, malt and nuts.
Flavour is also hoppy with dry bitterness, dry salty liquorice, malt and nuts.
Surprisingly tasty Red Ale (not my favourite style).
Erasmus_ro (2663) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brownish read with a medium, beige head. Aroma is pine, citrus, passion fruit, some caramel. Taste begins piney, turning into caramel and nutty malts and finishes citrusy with some caramel and woodiness and tones of nuttiness. Palate is alright, a bit light, not much carbonation.
gunnar (8415) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear red/amber with a small white head. Aroma of red ripe fruits. Taste is moderate bitter resiny hops with a weak caramelly malty body. Lingering bitter.
HenrikSoegaard (13557) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. heavy bitter average finish. Oily palate. great hopps and great balance. Really nice.