ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a light amber body with a large creamy white head. Nose is pale malts, red berries, straw and hints of corn, apricot and a faint trace of sulfur. Taste is caramel, alcohol, straw, nut and hints of red fruits and herbs. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish with quite a bit of booze in the aftertaste. Decent enough, but I’d rather enjoy a nice "single" steam beer; this is not the best of genres to pump up IMO. RichTheVillan (7850) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Keg at Craft Clerkenwell; dark amber pour with bubbly off white head, nutty malt aroma, taste has a lot of malt quite bocky and sweet. Inbreak (5934) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
23.02.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:RoOMyhr (4) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, hay, almond cake, toffee, hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly dry, caramel malts, hay, almond cake, nuts, weeds, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
Golden color, small head. Low carb. Nose;caramel, fruit like apple and pear, wood. Taste; at first it feel like you’re having a cider until the oakwood kicks in. Decent bitterness well integrated. Abv feel high, would have guessed higher that 8, but its not unpleasant in any way. Unusual beer, but interesting. Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, 17/02/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white cover.
Nose is a lightly bittered fruit mish mash, bread dough, orange peel, caramel, ripe orchards.
Taste comprises caramel malt, vanilla fudge, candied orange peel, soft bread dough.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Ok easy drinker but falls way short on the flavour front for 8% ABV!
Rasmus40 (20641) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, pepper and moderate hoppy - grassy and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 080214 Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
On tap @ Schouskjelleren. As good as crystal clear in the glass this one with a deep golden color and a nice big really dense and creamy off-white head. The aroma has a nice sweet fruitiness with lots of caramel and wood juices. It’s above average on the carbonation and light oily in the mouth. Taste like an imperial pilsner. It definitely has some alcohol, but it’s in no way disturbing. Lots of more fruity flavors here. Old ripe bananas and apples. It’s quite malty and perhaps a bit sweet at times but it’s still quite drinkable for a beer of this caliber. Ends with traces of sweet biscuit and sweet malts. All in all not bad at all. 15.10.2013 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle: pours a shiny amber color with good clarity all around, slight copper tones here & there, capped with a weak, off-white, big-bubbled head. Aroma full of very faint floral perfume, sweet biscuit malts, mild cornbread, some steel-y grain notes, & perhaps a kiss of DMS in the back-end. Taste has more of that sweet, almost cornbread-like flavor, pale malt, toasted biscuits, a dash of honey that leads into a mildly bitter, finishing bite. Hops seem somewhat floral mid-palate but finish more earthy & spicy, similar to Saaz. Body is a little slick with a lightly wet finish... This was much better than expected, & drinkable for 8% ABV. Surprised by some of the harsh ratings... what did you expect from a "double" steam beer? I thought it was actually pretty tasty. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2014
[email protected]redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
- translucid and bright red-amber beer under a solid and long lasting creamy foam; light yeasty but mainly fruity and flowery (elderflowers) aroma; rounded palate, full-bodied and creamy/velvety mouthfeel; decently bitter but with a fair residual sweetness; light chewy aftertaste of red fruits and perfumed flowers - charming and dangerously drinkable
Appearance- Clear amber with a small white head. Long lasting with good lacing.
Aroma- Sweet, hoppy, caramel, Slightly fruity, maybe a little honey
Flavor- Honey, bready, bitter hops, a touch of citrus.