Pyrmir (6197) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
330 ml bottle received at the brewery, vintage 2007. Aroma very very fruity with some burnt malt notes. Taste is fruity, plums and dates. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Burnt malt notes that remains thougout the aftertaste. Very nice beer. mrdasilva (120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Nice coppery clear color, small lasting head. Sweet, malty, pleasant aroma. Fresh, bread-like malty flavor. Good drinkability. Low on hops. Very nice smooth palate. Well done! Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
light aroma has caramel and some grass. Dark brown, hazy, short head. Basic flavor is sweet malting. In background some crisp hoppiness. Finish is roasted coffee. Full bodied, low carbonation, crisp and dry. Yeah..this has some christmas spirit, easy to drink, ok. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours brilliant amber with almost no head. The aroma is bold yummy caramel blended with Concord grape jam sweetness. The taste has mild notes of sweet nearly grainy malts. That note gets crushed by sweet dark fruity esters and bold notes of caramel and sweet caramel flavored salt water taffee. Very nice but it adds up a bit too sweet after a few ounces are consumed. liinis (1775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2008
delicious dark and heavyish nicely spiced, great mouthfeel. expected a lot less from this.
jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2010
[email protected]woomThomas12 (224) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
Toffee aroma with quite some malts. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Nice malty beer with toffee notes and good hop and malts bitterness. Medium body. Flavourful, easy going. Thanks Patrik!
When you pour it up so the beer is dark brown almost a little black, a bit like root beer.
The foam is white and beige come up in time, the foam has its malty flavors.
The sweetness of the malt is there, little dark bread, some chocolate, licorice, bitter orange and a little light coffee notes.
Find some hidden caramel, hay, syrup, fairly muted aromas of this beer.
Personally, I had expected more strong smells.
Then we’ll see what this can do in taste away.
It is malty, with a certain sweetness, but you notice right away at the first sip is all carbonic acid.
Lots of small bubbles of carbonic acid. Carbon dioxide remains in the beer all the time, and is just as intense.
You’ll also find the flavors of rye bread, bitter orange, chocolate, kaffir, and a little caramel.
The flavors in the beer is there, but little in the background, it takes time to find. Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from Van Eetvelde in Lokeren. Apparently a bottom-fermented (German style) dunkler Bock. Pale yellow beige, moussy, medium thick, well-retaining head over a very dark purplish burgundy brown beer, almost black in general appearance. Aroma of smoked meat, roasted walnut, nut shells, bayleaf, beef stock cubes, a lot of (fairly ’natural’) iron, old leather, dried tree leaves, caramel, fig, black tea but low in fruitiness, indeed revealing we are dealing with a lager here. Sweetish onset (dried fig, caramel) with strong umami edge (cured meat) and light but ’deep’ generic sourishness, spritzy carbo but tingling in a very ’refined’, almost lambrusco-like way, smooth and slick malt body, caramelly and nutty with bittering roasted accent towards the end (but not really coffeeish, more like toasted bread), a tad metallic but still soft and creamy, simply continuing this malt bittersweetness in the finish while smoky and meaty flavors rise up retronasally; there is a late, subdued but effective, earthy hop bitterishness as well, but the malt factor dominates, as can be expected from a beer labelled as ’Bock’. That being said, this is not very typically a dunkler Bock at all: it has a caramelly malt body around which all the rest is centered, but usually a dark Bockbier does not show this smoky umami presence - this is, in all, more a smoked Bock than anything else (think Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock) and in that sense, anything but ordinary, though relatively simple in structure. I do like smoked beers to a certain extent so this is an interesting find, all things considered. Enjoyed it. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Bottled (thanks mabjork!). Rubyish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is malts along with mild roastiness and toffee. Flavour is sweet malty and slightly metallic notes. Watery and not too good. 4 3 4 2 8raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled (BBE, 06/09. thanks mabjork for a 6-pack). Rubyish amber colour with mediumsized beigeish brown colour. Aroma is is roasted malts, mild grass, some spices and a bit bready notes as well. Flavour is caramel malts, some roased notes as well as some tofee and spices as well. Very pleasantly balanced. This one has aged quite well from Xmas season 2008 until now. 6 4 7 3 13
Bottle 0,33 l. Brown amber, smallish but staying white head. Nose has malts, some earthiness, hops. Flavor is amazingly powerful for 4,7 %. Very malty, some roastiness, a bit on the syrupy sweet side, but there is a good hoppy twist in the end. Very nice and very drinkable.