Rather skunky at first. Once this wears off, delicate pale malt, perfumed hops and a squeeze of lemon come through.
Silky pale malt and melonlike fruit offer an initial sweetness. Herbal hops bring things back to bittersweet and also offer a touch of lemon sharpness, but then come the negatives: a background astringency and unwelcome alcoholic warmth.
Perfumed alcohol on top of dry, hoppy bitterness.
This Swedish beer has picked up some prestigious awards, but, to my mind, the punch it packs is just too intrusive.
By Zak Avery
Vaguely alcoholic nose, with some sappy pale malt and a little straw. Slightly perfumed/zesty.
Sweetish all the way through, with an odd bitterness
emerging at the end. The bitterness feels somehow synthetic.
Reasonably well-balanced, and although the strange hop bitterness lingers and builds a bit, it doesn't become too intrusive.
Although free from any technical flaws, the elements
somehow don't quite gel for me, and it seems a little disjointed. Nice enough though.