Ober (2812) - 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 (2481) - 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 (6282) - 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 (9723) - 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.
Geokkjer (6111) - 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 (1544) - 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 it’s a really nice beer. Discovery.
JorgeLee (1294) - 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 didn’t feel rounded enough to be great.
Idiosynkrasie (4237) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy orange with average frothy fading white head. Hoppy and yeasty aroma, citrus, bubblegum. Yeasty and hoppy taste, some citrus, a lasting dry note. Not overly complex, but solid and tasty Belgian Ale.
Kristall-König (2339) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hopfig-kräutriger Geruch, zitrusbehaftet. Süßlicher Start. Mitte kräuterig mit streng heftigen Noten, die unbalanciert wirken. Abgangs süßkräuterig und bitter trocken. Eigenes Bier mit Schwächen.