fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
batch #3, Aug/2012
The cork pops loudly, and indeed it seems well carbonated, producing a cloudy blond color and giant frothy head. The aroma is harmonious and quite deep; plenty of exotic citrus fruits, with light spicy touch; there is some tangerine aroma too, and very light Bretts. The mouthfeel is very dry, and the carbonation is high; along with some flavor of malt and wheat, there is a nice spice profile from the yeast, delicate Brett notes, and a prominent citrusy character. The final is well bitter and long, with light citrusy astringency.
Harmonious, complex and full of fresh characteristics.
Iphonephan (5283) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a very pale fairly clear yellow gold with a thick off white head. Citrus and white pepper nose. Orange zest and grapefruit notes. Bitter finish,.
saradyan (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very foamy. Golden yellow in color like pineapple juice and cloudy in appearance. Smells Wheaty and lemony. Very fruity in favor.
matthewgerke (67) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium-golden color with a two-finger white head. Great aroma with a wide range of floral notes with the coriander especially coming through. Very complex, bright taste but still managed to not cover up the hops on the finish - nicely done.
ryecatcher (1169) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL Bottle (April 2012 batch). Easily the most peculiar beer Iíve ever had beginning with the cork almost flying out after I took the caging off (and yeah, Iíve done this more times than I can count without that happening!). Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow with this monstrous head (it kept growing and growing like something out of a Dr. Seuss book). Nose is crazy too -- lilies, lemon peel, some basement dankness, yeasty Brett funk, chardonnay, coriander, and something else that comes across like burnt rubber. Most effervescent non-Champagne beverage Iíve seen. Mouth is dry with floral and oakiness up front, then some of that Galaxy hopiness, followed by some herbal notes and some black pepper, then some bread and a dry mild - yet lingering - bitter finish. Maybe itís the 6 months of daylight or darkness that does it to them but those Alaskans do some pretty crazy brewing up there.
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home. Batch #2 / april 2012. Opened and shared with Jacob to celebrate my 48th birthday. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of flenty of fruity hops, lemon peel, grapefruity, yeast, brett, white wine and a little oak. Flavor is dry and rather bitter with rich fruity hops, melon, orange- and lemonpeel, citrus, lightly spicy, brett and wit yeasts, white wine, little oak. Medium body, overcarbonated at first wich flattens abit after a while in the glass, Dry lightly bitter finish. Very nice and easy drinking beer. 030113
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl corked and caged bottle courtesy of pellegjr - thanks Joey! Pours a light yellowy/gold with wispy white head that sticks around; plenty of lacing. Aroma is incredibly interesting: instant hit of Brett - lovely and funky - plenty of citrus fruit , spices, and dry white wine too. Taste is very well balanced between the funky, dusty, lactic Brett notes and the bitter citrus: lemon peel and pithy grapefruit bitterness. Bit of tangerine in there too. Lots of interesting herb and spice notes come through and linger on the palate. Finish is crisp and dry as a bone, with a touch of sourness (which Iím sure would intensify with age). This is one hell of an interesting beer, very enjoyable.
jbruner (3547) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with thin white head and moderate lacing. Aroma heavy on the citrus from the galaxy hops and wit yeast. Taste is more complex, the coriander and pepper come in and kind of dance in your mouth before the bitter finish kicks in about ten seconds later. Good stuff.
raphael (1090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at apex. yeasty aroma with oak, egg white & resin. hazy pale yellow with small white head, light in the mouth with fine carbonation. tasty mix of wheat, grapefruit, & spices, clean finish.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity aroma cloudy pour. Sweet hoppy palate full body but not heavy. First Alaskan brew Iíve tried and I will certainly try more after this one.