armando629 (2442) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 l bottle from Cracked Ketlle, courtesy of Balazs, thanks!
Hazy deep amber colored beer with a stable and creamy off white head. Well balanced aroma with grape, citrusses and mild resin, some caramel and honey, spicies like cinnamon and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry composition of nice hops with citrusses and grapefruits, some graqpe and green leaves. For the balance the sweet side arrives with honey and caramel, malt. Dry aftertaste with a ton of hopresin on the palate, based on a well rounded honey-caramel taste. Yumm!
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured hazy, ruby color with a lacing tan foam. Citrus peel, grapefruit, honey, pine, hops int he aroma, nicely balanced. Dense, oily body with high carbonation. Obviously strong bitter finish. Very nice.
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Craig’s house. hazy golden colour with small persistent head. quite nice.
cgarvieuk (16795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... light murky copper ... big white head ... sweet pale ale malt malt and pine hop nose ... sweet toffee front ... light hop ... building pine hop ... light sweetness... getting too much of that pale ale malt
Countbeer (5135) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown slow disappearing foamy head.
Color is hazy dark orange.
Smell: citrus, hop, lemon. Also bit sweaty, bitter and bread smell.
Looking forward to tasting this with such a lovely label and colors.
Taste is very soft on the tongue, mix of hops, fruit, bitter and hint of sugars and malts.
Very well balanced and long aftertaste that slowly turning bitter and dry.
FatPhil (10318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Murky orange, large tight glow-in-the dark orange head. Frosted the glass, and sure enough there was bugger all aroma. Fizzy keggy palate. Vegetal and gingery retronasals. Ugh, I’m torn, as I like ginger, but the veg is offputting. Taste is more gingery, and a bucket load of fleshy fruit sweet and grapefruity bitter hops, but more vegetal still. Double ugh, it’s boozy too. At it’s best, this is passable, but has way too any negatives. No balance, booze, and stewed veg. Baaad combo.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught@Pikkulintu) Very hazy amber with a small head. Aroma of exotic fruit, grainy malt, caramel. Some exotic fruitiness also in the flavor, with some ashiness. Medium body, lowish carbonation. A quite nice, aromatic IPA, but slightly ashy.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber, orange colored brew. Hoppy aroma, citrus, pine. Malty, mild hopped flavor. Not very interesting, but enjoyable.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
APA!!! en skam, at den megen humle i duften formår at forsvinde næsten helt i smagen (minder på den måde meget om randers hoppy sundown). noter af citrus og lud, men tynd smag
JorisPPattyn (8331) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge yellow head, quite even, leaving lace over red-orange beer, well-carbonated. Cake with grapes and sultanas; resiny & citrussy hops, very inviting. Seriously bitter hops, flavours of oil paint or solvent, citruspeel oil - the full flavour, not just the aroma; vegetal. There is some maltpresence underneath (sweet, bit oxydized) but not convincingly affirmative. The bitterness is crude, and not truly enjoyable. Hopoil influencing the MF, slick, long-lasting bitterness. I’m not overly fond of this one; way too much hopbitter, lopsided.