SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
330ml Bottle - Hazy copper/amber with a foamy head. Tea, malt and a hint of dried apricot in the aroma. Grainy, malty and slightly fruity taste with moderate bitterness and notes of dried fruit and caramel. I was expecting a bit more. Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
(Bottle. Thanks to SaintMatty) Amber colour with dense, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange peel, rye bread and a touch of caramel. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of rye bread, apricots, a touch of caramel and a spicy, slightly citric bitterness that grows over time. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Quite nice and tasty. VastActiv (7133) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Tap at Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grain, some hops and malts
. TBone (17556) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
Bottle (#368, BB 02/2012) at the breweryMeilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
Clear copper color, small white head. A bit ryeish malty and light aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, light hoppy, grassy flavor. Lingering sweet fruityness in the aftertaste.
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Pours hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
330 ml bottle. #368. Finland.FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
Clear amber colour with small off-white head.
Caramel malt and mild alcohol in aroma.
Caramel malt, toffee, alcohol, some bitterness and some berries in flavour. Quite mild for an Imperial Pilsner.
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 330ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig) (5:3:6:3:12=2.9)anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Spicy, but also cheesy aroma, not really what I wanted. Sticky in the mouth. A bit plasticky with the bocky malts (why is this not a bock?). Nothing special, not a disaster either, once you’re past the aroma. Made me think back to the old old days of Kari Likovuori with longing for some of those old strong Stadin brews :-(
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) Batch #368, BB20120201, drunk 20111225
6 More of an ESL than a bock this time, but then again, most ESLs call themselves bocks, so the distinction isn’t really worth making. Definitely some alcohol in that, alas.
3 Bold gold, very brief fizzy head.
7- Wonderfully fruity retronasals, wow. Good bocky malts, but less sweet and stodgy than a typical bock. Slight nettles from hops.
4- Crisp palate, decent carbonation. Touch of marmite yeastiness in the finish, some sweetish fruitiness too, and a good bite of bitter hops.
13 Quite big, but not very clever beer; but in the style a nice example. Really appreciated 4 extra months of attenutation. However, that’s the Stadin way - it goes out the door insufficiently conditioned, and you have to have patience if you want the best from the beer. Timo, the brewer, forgive me for my earlier impatient comment. However, this isn’t back to the level of the greats.
Bottle @chriso. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy finish. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2011
[email protected]gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
, Helsinki. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, mild gluelike notes, some slight hops as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is rather hoppy, fruity, and also quite malty and mild notes of alcohol.
Bottle. Deep golden colour witha white head. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavour is hop, fruit, apple, alcohol, grapefruit, orange, caramel. OK beer.