oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mild glue, alcohol, sweet malts and some nectar. Flavour is sweet fruits witth a nice maltiness to it. Not overly sweet, and hence a quite refreshing brew. Tasty.
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle @ PBF iX. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of weed, grassy hops and some biscuit. Flavour of pale malts, some apricot, tart chewy citrus, herbal notes and some caramel. Alcohol comes through. Medium bodied and a bit foamy mouthfeel. Dry warming finish. Not that fresh, but still decent.
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF IX. BBE 30.06.2014.
Pours murky lime-yellow color with a small head. Herbal notes on the aroma, hay and some pale malts. Fruity flavor, green apples mostly, citric fruits also, some yeast, faint spice notes and wood. Decent.
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 30.06.2014
Aroma has fruity tones with yeast and apricot. Flavour has strong apricot tones and stinging alcohol. Also some fruit juice. Way too boozy.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 750ml (PBF IX)
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Candyish, green hayish aroma. Light to medium bodied. Raw green apple flavor, vinho verde -like flavor. Simple.
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a rich orange tint and a nice copper highlight, all with a single centimetre tall plain white head. Aroma of yeast, metal, earth, hops, grapes, honey and a little bit of rice and grain - not so great. Medium-bodied; Assertive malty and metallic flavour at first with a deep bitterness and a lot of alcohol notes, similar to a european strong lager or a imperial pils and less of an ale at all. Aftertaste shows some earth, metal, bitterness, alcohol and some lighter, more herbal flavours of grass, hay and light spices. Overall, a decent beer, if that, but more of a pale lager with a lot of alcohol and a bitter finish...that shows more than any belgian strong ale (currently classified as). I sampled this 75 cL bottle (with it’s own corkscrew (a real screw) purchased from La Rinascente in Milan, Italy on 17-February-2014 for €9,90 sampled at home on this side of the Atlantic in Washington on 17-June-2014 two days before leaving abroad again.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber malts, medium body. White sugar, simple malts. Grainy, too sweet. Cloying aftertaste even. Not very interesting of well developed. The Belgian do this better, that’s for sure. (On tap at the Paris International Beer Celebration festival during the 1FRBG)
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @Paris International Celebration, 1rst FRBG. An copper beer with good head. Nose is intense on belgian yeast. Aroma is on the same, dry and astringent, lemony, bit amateurish triple beer.
Kosmokrator (475) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nebuloso color giallo chiaro con spesso velo di saponosa schiuma bianca. Al naso è un po’ deboluccia con sentori floreali e mielosi; al palato ripropone le stesse note di miele e fiori accompagnate da una pronunciata vena agrumata, finale secco e delicatamente luppolato. Corpo lieve, effervescenza vivace, nella struttura ricorda un vino spumante. Piacevole ed "estiva" anche se non molto intensa.
TommyFi (84) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dorata con schiuma fine e persistente. Profumi erbacei leggeri, in bocca è caramellata, mielata, si percepisce il biscotto e la frutta matura a pasta gialla. Buono il perlage, abbastanza alcolica.