bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color. Vinegar, lemon, grassy notes and vanilla in the aroma. Oily grassy hops, vanilla, lemon and hints of vinegar in the flavor. Tasty, this one.
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grasig hopfiger Antrunk, der trotz seiner Vollmundigkeit sehr süffig erscheint. Im Mittelteil noch einen Ticken hopfiger, wobei das Aroma von einer cremigen Herbe und Getreidenoten begrenzt wird. Voll, der Hopfen passt außerordentlich gut und arrangiert sich hervorragend mit Bitterkeit und Getreide. Runder, trocken bitterer Abgang. 10/12/10/11/10/11
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Haand festival 2012. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, citrus, sugar, grass, herbs, hop. Flavour is malt, hop, sourness, citrus, grass, herbs, hop, peaches. Nice beer.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. Aroma is sweet, light herbal, flowery and yeasty. Flavour of yeast, fruits, herbs and sweetness. Medium bodied. Light bitter and yeasty end.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour under a solid bright white foam; nice lace; yeasty and estery nose, citrusy and almondy; low carbonation and medium to full-bodied, moderate bitterness and a fruity, almondy hoppy finish - shows a fresh hoppiness
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Euston Tap with Nick. Cloudy red gold with a white foam head. Some tart, dry lemon in nose, hints of citrus. Mild sweet flavor, some saran wrap, bit of citrus zest, some tartness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry finish, some tart fruits, dust. So so.
pivnizub (8390) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle: Pale golden, milky to cloudy, extremely gushing (!!!), pathetic and extremely loose head, yeasty-fruity nose with a solid hoppy base; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; yeasty and hoppy finish with a distinctive tartness in the aftertaste. F**k! What an offense: You pay for 330ml and You drink only 33ml…
FatPhil (8117) - 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.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl, heavily gushing) Cloudy, pale golden colour with a blond and huge foamy head. Slightly sweet pale malty and citric, lemony hoppy aroma with a touch of sweat. Mildly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a rather soft carbonation. Fruit-accented citric and lemony taste with yeasty spice on a discreet malty background; sour-fruity and shy malty sweet finish with grapefruit in the aftertaste. Nice one, but the lack of body and the abnormal (typically Belgian) gushing are disillusioning. 12.VI.11
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good clinging dense off-white head over well-carbonated golden beer. Strange manurenose with liqueurish alcohol, mustard powder. Very nice dry-bitterish taste, spicy & grapey, pale malts shining through. Dry, reasonably attenuatted, slick, some alcohol all the same. Very nice, drinkable beer, despite the ABV.