Beer5000 (5058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A foggy orange golden body with a white head. Aroma is light malty with fruity yeast and white sugar. Flavor is sweet, but still refreshing, light malt, a hint of caramel, fruity yeast and some bitterness. Medium body. Quite nice, rather sweet but still making a refreshing balance.
Rune (9356) - Tromsø, 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).
BelgiskOlklub (973) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge white rocky head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of hops; grass, spruce, herbs, basement aromas. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter.
larsga (6684) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6377) - 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 (418) - 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 (10892) - 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, you’re not homebrewers, you’re 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 aroma’s lush - on pouring it’s so fruity, it’s like one of our better sima’s - spicy and citrussy. In the glass there’s more hoppiness to it. Crisp palate, largely due to the quite aggressive carbonation. But the attenuation’s so good that this doesn’t 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, it’s 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. It’s a bloody nice beer, very drinkable. Alcohol’s 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 it’s 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.
Beersiveknown (3950) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Ann and Chris at Bitter Virtue, thanks!
Dark amber with no head. Quite well carbonated with definite brett presence an fairly bitter hopping. Worked well with mature cheddar.
Kavu (2917) - 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.