brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a amber, ruby red color with a half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells of resinous hops that present notes such as pineapple, grapefruit, some pine, apricot, some floral. Also get a huge malt presence on the nose as well with lots of carmel or toffee, breadiness. Very hoppy smell, but tons of malt as well. Taste starts with the huge resinous hop presence: grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot. Then the malt shows through in the middle. Lots of sweet carmel as well as tons of breadiness. Finishes a little on the hoppy side, but still a great balance of hops and malt. The sweet carmel blends in with the fruity and piney flavors of the hops. High medium to full body with adequate carbonation and a creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Just an incredibly well done imperial red ale.
slowrunner77 (5826) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yulesmith is a DBL. IPA for July 4th, and an Imperial Red Ale for the winter holiday season. I’d forgotten which was which til I poured this one a beautiful ruby color with a big white fluffy head. Definitely better as it warms, it has a huge malt background (lots of carmel?) and an immense hop nose and flavor profile as well. Quite smilar to Gordon ale from Oskar Blues (another awesome beer) but with a slightly heavier body. I may have to try those two side by side to see which is king..."
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off tap. Piney hops nose. Dark orange, dull amber appearance. Head lasts forever. Light undertones of alcohol throughout. Perhaps it was the aged keg. Explosive hops kick right from the start. Bittering through the front to the dry, crisp finish. Malty sweetness builds from the start and culminates at the end. Interesting way to balance this particularly hoppy brew. I still prefer the Stone IPA 5th, but this one holds its own otherwise.
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Obtained via trade. Another home run by AlSmith, I want this brewery in Chicago! Pours dark amber/orange with a giant off white head. Nose has a lot of caramel malt, citric hops, pine hops. Nice balance in the nose. Flavor is huge, progresses nicely from malt to hop bitterness. My kinda beer
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle. Oh, I have been looking forward to this! Ever since I tried the Summer version I’ve been trying to get a hold on this one, and all of a sudden it showed up, completely surprising at my local Vinmonopol. In the glass this is a crystal clear lovely deep ruby amber colored one with a medium sized really lingering dark khaki top that’s leaving some serious lacings down the glass. Not much to hold back on the looks really. Love the aroma. Super sticky, fruit, sweet and malty. There’s nuts and figs, those sweet red small plums, lost or sweet raisins and some red fruits. So much aroma and it’s just getting stronger and more powerful after a while in the glass. Lovely. Not much to say on the taste either. It has a thick oily feeling in the mouth while the carbonation is just above average and a little prickling. Really malty big flavors here. Lots of red sweet fruits with strong nutty tones like the way. No alcohol noted at all her, just some faint spicy tones dancing in the back. Ends really peppery with a nice hoppy stingy burp. A lovely sipper that I want to stock up on. Nice! 06.01.2014
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba con espuma marfil densa. Aromas de pino, resinas, toffe, caramelo y ligero cafe. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de tigre y caramelo, equilibrado con un amargor intenso, seco y resinoso. Muy rica.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Dominated by sweet caramel and pine with vanilla some citrus and dark fruits.
Andy_ (722) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle, brewed on 07/26/2013
Copper-reddish clear beer with big blonde head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavily sweet with caramelly malts, dark bready malts, piney hops and some spiciness. Flavor has sweet caramel, salty licorice and piney hops plus some wood. Palate is full and soft. Finishes with a smoothly fading bitterness, leaving licoricy aftertaste with heat of alcohol. Maybe this would be better in fresher form, but good for slow sipping.
Gerardgathier (283) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. red fruit hops, nice
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@zebf 2014 - Red brown colour. Strong malty aroma. Flavours of sweet red fruits and fruity hop. A good American Red.
PriorL (1979) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar, nice.
TASTE: hoppy, rather sweet, little caramel, decent overall, but liked the nose more.