Rune (10838) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from a bottle, by the courtesy of OleR. White head with fine retention. Amber coloured body with a slight haze. Pale malty nose added by fruity hops. Blended flavour of dried and fresh fruity hops, as well as hints of wheat and yeast. Nice fruit bitterness to the ending. Refreshing and with great drinkability (at OleRs, Stovner 25.05.2012).
larsga (7154) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head. Hazy yellow body with carbonation. Mealy orange zest aroma with floral notes. Dry-sweet strawy floral oranges taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy oranges aftertaste with resiny floral strawy notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.33l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear golden coloed beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fruits, like citrus, malts, a little perfume. The taste starts with sweet moving to bitter. This hop bitter stays for a while. The aftertaste of bitter hop with sweet notes.
Kavu (3812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a high head. Aroma is malts and yeast. Flavor is malts, yeast, alcohol and hops. Quite decent.
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by OleR.
Slightly hazy gold. Fruit, bitter edge, long herbal tail. Echoes of a wheat beer.
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En botella y tirador.Rubia con buenos encajes.Aromas herbales y a levadura(muy presente en sabor)Bien lupulada aunque un poco dulce.
FatPhil (13048) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 750ml bottle (Alvinne webshop) (7:3:7:4:15=3.6)
Alas, this was a small gusher. I expected as much, so opened it in the bathroom. Please guys - get that under control, youíre not homebrewers, youíre supposed to be professionals. Head settles quickly, but residual carbonation keeps a tiny layer of bubbles on top at all times. Hazy to cloudy as poured, we left all the obvious yeast in the bottle (about a quarter of it). The aromaís lush - on pouring itís so fruity, itís like one of our better simaís - spicy and citrussy. In the glass thereís more hoppiness to it. Crisp palate, largely due to the quite aggressive carbonation. But the attenuationís so good that this doesnít become a foamy mouse in the mouth like some stickier sweeter over-carbonated brews. Taste is a very pleasant hoppy triple - quite bready grains, and lots of spicy zesty retronasals. Finish has grapefruity and almost hallertau-like biting bitterness. Numbs the tongue, itís so bitter. Mellower, fruitier, a touch smoother in the palate, but dirtier with a small fraction of the yeastier remnants added to one of the glasses, and with less of a bitter bite. I prefer the really bitey one without the yeast. Yay, so we get about 500ml to drink from our 750ml bottle. Joy. Itís a bloody nice beer, very drinkable. Alcoholís got no way of showing either its bitterness or its numbingness with all these hops taking charge. However, I have to punish it points-wise simply for not being able to drink it all as some went down the sink, and some was a wooshed up sludge of muddy yeast that I had to leave in the bottle. Docking 1 point from the look because of that gushing aspect. This new house yeast - are you sure itís a good thing?
Rerate: 330ml bottle (HBF2013, Friday) (6:4:6:3:13=3.2)
Lovely hoppy body, and that sour morpheus fingerprint. Not as good as before.
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Haand2012. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is herbal and sugar with some fruitiness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt , sugar and yeast.
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Darker orange and hazy liquid with small dirty white head. Nose : little tart, caramel, some hay aromas. Strong citrus , mango and pine. Sip : slick and oily, creamy body. Sweet start with tart flavors, developing a decent bitter citrus zest notes. It stays quite long. Overll itís a really nice beer. Discovery.
JorgeLee (1675) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Nuetnigenough. A golden yellow beer, this felt less spicy than a traditional Belgian ale, and the style of hoppy bitterness more Anglo-Saxon to me. Pleasant and drinkable, but somehow didnít feel rounded enough to be great.