Marduk (7172) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2017
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (thanks VastActive). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Bready, barley, sweetish notes in aroma. Very weak aroma. Cereals, floral, grassy, hay, twiggy and bit yeasty in taste. Dry herbal mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.
TBone (17044) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Tnx VastActiv. Amber color, small white head. Light-bodied. Caramel, some citrus, grass. Mellow, not very interesting but country tick.
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at pre HBF2017 Saturday tasting) The beer poured golden and rather cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had metal and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, metal, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A sweet brew with harsh bitterness.
Travlr (23573) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2017
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a small shop near La Capanna, although La Capanna had it also. Cloudy golden color, dense white head. Bready caramel aroma. Taste is lightly sweet toasted caramel, mild bitter finish.
FatPhil (15554) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle - thanks VastActiv and courier Jenna!
Murky orange, has some floaty speckles. Watery, vague sweetish malts. Messy malty taste, watery, some dirty dusty hops. A bit amateurish and homebrewy, but just about passable - no worse than the macros.
jookos (6224) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thx vastactiv&jenna! Amber orange haze. Weaky nose, faint orange zest, light nalts. Light med bodied, med bittered. Dry oranges, dryish malty. Bit weak, not saying much. Easy tho.
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tiong (6899) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Sweetish, slightly spicy and yeasty, hints of fruits and esters. A bit unbalanced
VastActiv (6470) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at hotel room in Helsinki. Thanks to Jenna "Big Spender" Karppanen! BBE 08 /17. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, sweetness, some ripe fruits, some Belgian yeast and malts. Better than expected but nothing special.
Hermod (7222) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle @ hotel room tasting, thanks Vastactiv! Country tick!
Poured deep golden color with a thick white head.
Some weak malty notes, vague citrusy notes. Hard to find aroma here.
Flavor has malts, sweet fruits, some dried apricots. Drinkable, but not very interesting.
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, Ruoholahti. BBE 08/2017. Thanks Jenna & Janne! Aroma is rather mild with some malt and mellow hops & resin. Flavour has resiny malt and orange. Finishes with some grapeftuity and grassy hops. Mellow but enjoyable.