Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stein’s in Mountain View. Aroma was rich malt and slight hops. Pours clear amber with off-white head that was moderately sustained. Taste is malt dominated - biscuit. I did not get a lot of hop flavor or aroma, just a moderate bitterness.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Dark red with copper and excellent foam. Aroma: fruits, a little citrus and pine, honey candy with caramel and toffee. Taste: caramel, biscuit with jam, syrup and sliced fruits, good bitterness with earth and pine.
langeveld12 (431) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, cookie, grain, molasses), moderate hops (flowers, perfume, resin, ciyrus fruits), light yeasts (horse blanket) and banana, raisin, grape, apple, peach, cherry, raspberry and forest fruits.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by light acidic, sweet and bitter. Next is sweet and bitter and finish is bitter.
Body is medium to full with creamy to syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Loaded with hoppy and sweet malty fruits, with a sharp bitterness in the finish. Contains the good of hops and malts while still being quite in balance.
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tbonde (309) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle@home in Tulip glass@approx 8 degrees C. Pours dark red with a small beige head with short retention. I can’t recall a more room-filling, literally, aroma from a beer. Hops, sweetness, caramel. Really raised my expectations, and they were met! Each mouthful is a pleasure. Perfect, low carbonation for a beer of this kind giving an almost creamy palate. The hoppiness is certainly there, but this is also oh so round and balanced with taste of orange peel and grapefruit on the citrus front and caramel, malt, chocolate and liqourice(yes) on the rounder, sweeter side of the spectrum. The beauty is that it is not just interesting, it actually tastes bloody good! Truely a Grande Biere and one of the great positives so far this year as far as I am concerned. And then I notice that it is an ex-pat Dane brewing this in NZ! Søren, come home.....!:-)
Bygers (1149) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a clear ruby reddish deep amber colour with a short lived beige head. Aroma is apricot, homey, fruits, citrus and caramel. Flavor is loads of caramel, hops, alcohol and red berries. Finish is herbal. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.
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Wischylini (256) - Grimstad, NORWAY - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear ruby red, with a small, but dense, beige head. Aromas are ripened tropical fruits, spice cake, pine, and a chewy caramel. The taste is well-balanced, with a fresh fruitiness that complements the sweet flavours of the malt. The mouthfeel is slick and moderately effervescent.
nezzapunk (28) - - APR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, full bodied and good carbonation with really good flavour and alcohol weight, tasted nice and layered with lots of different flavours like christmas cake and spice but then sweetness and a bit of citrus. My new fave it has just kicked Epic Carolina off the top spot!!
Garrold (4242) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Messy, thin, sticky, lasting, off white head. Lovely, ginger spice, brûléed grapefruit hop. Tastes chewy sweet. Spicy dry. Fruity, zesty bitter. Smooth, full, creamy, lightly chewy palate. Finishes long, clean, oily, spicy bitter. Really tasty. Really easy drinking. Delightful.
anstei (1175) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Color description unavailable. Big foamy head could be a result of the high temperature. Nose reminds me of autumn. Beautiful taste! I like. (Yup, that’s probably my most unhelpful rating ever.)
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle shared with the boys.Pours a clear ruby reddish deep amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, caramel. Flavor is loads of caramel and red berries. Finish is herbal, some earthy notes. Lingering fruit and conifer sap, as well as some resin. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.