jolo (1152) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 22, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. A darkred colour with a beige head. Good lacing. An aroma of malt, bread, roasted notes and spice. The taste is dry and bitter. A medium body, oily texture, average carbonation and a long finish. Mad_Ferret (1028) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2011
Clear dark mahogany/deep red with a big beige head that leave some spread lacings.
Aroma is sweet malty with toffee, some fudge, nutty, syrup bread, orangepeel and grassy hops.
Taste is relatively sweet with caramel and a hint of chocolate but a pretty high piney, herby and slight perfumy bitterness push the sweetness down. For a while it feels more like a hop pumped english bitter more than a vienna.
Body is medium with soft tickeling carbonation. I think Jessica is getting a bit more stabile, but the bitterness is still kind of harsh. dnoaksson (826) - , SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2011
Den ser inte mycket ut för världen och kanske är det just det som är dess främsta vapen. Att den rullar in som en trojansk häst, helt stilla, som det mest harmlösa i världen, bara för att sedan brisera och släppa lös en kakafoni av ljudliga smaker. För St Eriks Skördeöl jag höjer glaset och utbringar en skål och pokulerar hejvilt medan världen står i brand. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Pours a copper color with a mediumsized white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, grass. Flavour of caramel, grass, some grapefruit and a rather harsh bitterness. Light to mediumbodied. OK. blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
A wonderful clear mahogany colour and a thick head makes this a really appealing beer! Big aromas hits me, first off the roasted notes with coffee, nuts and burned sugar. Graciously followed up by sweeter notes of fruits like, figs, plums and grapes. In the background some hops and tea. What a great complexity for being a darker lager! The taste also hits a high standard with a nice mix of rusk bread, nuts, roasted malt and light hops. The beer is not as sweet as the aromas might have suggested, instead its quite bitter - very bitter for a lager. Though the bitterness works quite well with the rich aromas. Gently carbonation and a medium body makes this exceptional with food. This is by far the best beer I’ve tasted from S:t Eriks. I may sound overly enthusiastic but this is how pleasantly surprised it made me!
AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
Aroma is big malt hop and hay. Taste is toffee, hay malt and cascade hops(?). daad (115) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Really nice taste and aroma, this is a good thing to drink. [short review due to it coming from my backlog] GusL (15) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, pours dark red/amber with a good head. A pleasant, slightly sweet malty aroma, but surprisingly hoppy taste. Not too much carbonation, which is good. All in all a very good dark lager. No doubt one of my favourites from St. Eriks.