bierkoning (12037) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Blonde, hazy. Light citrus aroma, almost minerally. Flowery, slightly yeasty citric flavor. Yeasty minerally aftertaste with a hint of raspberry.
chrisv10 (14612) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle poured to glass. Has a hazy dark golden colour with a off-white head. Ok Pale Ale.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A fruity and floral pale ale with a problematic fruity sourness (bad batch?)
How: Bottle 500ml. Age unknown but consumed relatively fresh months before best-before date.
The look: Cloudy dirty blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: The enjoyable flavours are grainy malts, pineapple juice, grapefruits juice, garden flowers petals, some honey and a little lemony touch. This could be some kind of refreshing fruity floral pale. But there’s also problematic flavours. An annoying acidic sourness that is halfway between sour grapes and past due-date breakfast juice. To me it felt like a fucked-up batch (or bottle) more than a bad recipe. Too many problems with this beer, go to hell, you’ve been a bad Christianshavn.
jonas (6602) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden, big off-white head.
A hint phenols: apricot, peach, plentifull hops.
Medium body, sparkly mouthfeel.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma is hoppy, with a lot of fruits like citrus. It’s malty. The taste is hop bitter, fruity like citrus and grapes with malts and some spices. The aftertaste is dry bitter with small sweets.
BelgiskOlklub (1035) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange body. Watery texture. Sour aroma and some pine as well. Long lasting bitter finish - på den "trælse måde"
stouby (4382) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy orange with a off-white head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy (citrus). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body.
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - APR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with a small lasting head. Aroma: Citrus, fruit, caramel, banana. Taste: Good balance. Very hoppy but it has some sweetness and some caramel to balance it. Good one - would be great in the garden on a sunny day.
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. FE20/09.
App.: Hazy deep golden with a decent white froth.
Aroma: Quite tangy (infected??), light citrus and biscuit, cherries, raspberries and blueberry, honey and a little caramel; some light grapefruit hops, grass and hay.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with some sharp bubbles.
Flav.: Still fairly tangy, some tart fruitiness, some earthy hops, apple juice, peach/apricot; slightly tart with some bitterness.
Is this right??
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line:
Furtive citrusy tartness burdens this well-rounded Pale Ale, taking leafy hop resins and honeyed cereals into a juicy territory that hints at yeast issues every sip or so.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the hazy dull blond.
-Balance is achieved even though that strange fruitiness nags at the end of every sip.
-Carbonation is soft, making this quite drinkable (shame it’s almost vinegary in the finale).
-I’d describe the bothersome fruitiness as spoiled pineapple juice.
-This is the first Amager beer I get which is problematic, so I hope to try this beer again to truly taste what it can offer.
Bottle; best before 07/2009. Batch 112.