Tsekouratos (423) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from The Hoppy Imports, Salonika Greece. Golden yellow color, clear with a nice white head. Aromas of malts, earthy hops, grass, pine, leaves, some lemon. Taste is bitter, grass, lemon, some malty and grainy sweetness, some spices. Bitter aftertaste, but not long. Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unusual pale lager from Amager with a lovely historical background story to it. Hazy greenish yellow blonde colour, thick (hops-enhanced) and frothy, snow white, creamy head with impressive, almost arty lacing. Aroma reminds me of an American IPA at first: citrussy hops abound, impressions of lemon peel, pink grapefruit, freshly cut orange, honey, old cheese, buttermilk, celery, thyme, apple, peach, soap, pineapple slices in syrup, sweat, chicken soup. Crisp onset with a refinedly sweet and aromatic vanilla touch among more fruits than expected from a lager (apple, lemon, orange, pineapple, pear); fairly sharp, minerally carbonation with a very quenching effect, smooth and slick pale malt sweetness, a bit bready, yeasty, with citrussy and spicy hop bitterness setting in early and only increasing towards the finish. Ends with long, spicy, drying and citrussy hops, through which some subtle yeastiness still shows. The IPA version of a premium lager, I’d argue - admittedly the hops do all the work here, but for a hophead like me, this is totally enjoyable. Probably among the best bottom-fermented beers I tasted so far and very American in style (the 65 cl bottle was already a hint). Man, Scandinavia has truly become a haven for beer afficionados in the past two decades...
gunnar (5906) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy straw coloured with a big fluffy white head. Citrus and light CP aroma . Taste is moderate bitter, fruity and resiny, light bodied, good carbonation level.Enjoyable hoppy lager.
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Cloudy straw colour with big head. Aroma of citrus, cat piss, pine needles. Thin bodied, dry, with lots of fruity citrus. Fresh and bitter finish.
Holmen2 (1436) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Hazy, pale straw colour. Aroma and taste of lime and lemon juice. Perhaps a bit sodaish.
SNL (332) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light golden color, small white head.
Hoppy nosw with a clear floral note. Fairly mild taste, with a somewhat sour note.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
ippopotamo36 (458) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,50 bottle purchased in Greece at the Hoppy imports and consumed in Serbia. Pours hazy pale yellow, wheat field-like, nice white frothy head which leaves a draft on the glass. Nose: citrus, summer fruit (peach), hidden grainy aroma. Mouth: medium-high bitterness, refreshing mouth, sour grapefruit, hint of orange.
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Beerhunter111 (8953) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with fonefan, many thanks!
Leicht trübes blass goldgelbes Bier mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig, fruchtig, hopfig, floral. Geschmack nach exotischen Früchten, dezent hopfig, blumig, leicht würzg, lecker!
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mikkeller San Francisco. Slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Nose is quite heavy on the lime and lemon aromas. A lot of cracker, straw, and orange zest as well. The flavor is kind of tangy but has a sort of oxidized thing going on. Some sweet peach and a bit of sour citrus. A lot of lime in particular. Quite heavy on the straw and grass. As it warms up, has a nice tropical fruit character to it.
Iphonephan (3871) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a clear gold with a creamy white head. Fruity nose. Light citrus flavors. Crisp finish.