esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, huge beige head. Smells of citrus, grass, yeast esters, spice and pepper. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, herbs and pepper also here. Heavy bitter, green apples and grass, some resins. A quite interesting beer; very well hopped with belgian yeast, nice fruity aromas and flavors. Super grassy finish. Love this one; nice to try a hoppy beer with real yeast character for once.
As a note; my bottle don’t say Hallertau, Golding and Saaz. It’ says Magnum, Chinook, Columbus and Mittelfruh
Lowenbrau (1623) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours hazy dark gold-copper. Nice off-white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is quite hoppy, smoot, spicy.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge offwhite head slowly turns coarse. Slightly hazy deep
yellow body with carbonation. Light earthy fruity aroma.
Dry-sweet earthy herbal spicy taste with peppery dried fruit
notes. Mid-bodied. Dry, and slightly bitter, coriander and
pepper aftertaste with cinnamon and dried fruit notes. It’s
quite nice, but a bit too sharply spicy and too bitter. (0.33l
bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
noelM (155) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza bastante amarga para su estilo. El color es rojizo oscuro y la cantidad de alcohol no es excesiva. Los posos son abundantes así que mejor dejarlos en la botella.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours an amber golden color, that’s totally hazy with the thick mass of particles in the body - an effect that I enjoy, personally. Generous, foamy off-white head with good retention that fills the tulip to the top perfectly. Decent lace. Nice complex hop aroma... herbs, spruce, some floral. Medium to bigger body, good lighter smooth carbonation, more dry finish. Some good citrus in there, leaning to the lemon side. Nice zesty taste. bit of alcohol, but it works fine for this belgian strong ale. Good belgian yeast flavors. Some mediterranean herbs and spices. Tasty, interesting belgian ale
visionthing (2298) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours hazy golden to orange with a nice & large white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbs, some fruit and a hint of pine. Bitter and a bit yeasty with a dry and very bitter finish. Surprisingly bitter Belgian ale, but a nice one!
Arve_Christian (2661) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika with Visionthing, thanks.
Golden hazy color, good foam.
Distinct hoppy aromas , good fruitiness & very nice yeast influence.
Powerful bitterness, well balanced .
sneevel (71) - - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hoppy nose, lots of herbs, citrus and some peachy fruitiness. Good concentration in the mouth citrus, hops and more hops. This is definitely one of the most hoppy Belgian beers I’ve tried. Good mouthfeel, and a bit of sweetness on the end. Good beer.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours an unclear and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is malt. The flavor is malt, alcohol and hops. The palate is bitterness with some sweetness. Overall an average beer.
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Borefts 2012. This one is light cloudy and orange in color. It has a massive white top that slowly fades into a sidesticking little film. The aroma has ripe fruity melon berries, a strange raisin sweetness, some bitter hops and tones of alcohol. It’s soft prickling on the carbonation and quite oily on the mouthfeel. A bit boozy in flavor also. Fruity, some grapefruit-like bitterness and a little bit of yeast. Nice warming aftertaste. 28.09.2012