JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Towering, just yellowish dense head over hazy, pale straw-coloured beer. Nice mix of fresh, lemony citrus and Bretts (one of the Wyeastlabs varieties). Bathroom herbs, lavender, lemonthyme or -balm, rosemary, coriander. Sharp bitterish citruspeel flavour, mixed with Brettflavour that suggests some mild oxydation (nowhere disturbing). Again spiciness with rosemary, lemonbalm, pepper-y. There’s another well-known herb there I cannot lay my finger on. Very refreshing, spritzy carbonation; light body with full attenuation. Nice, and pretty original too. Not very "wit" and even less IPA, however, in my book. And do they really drink this in Alaska???
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy yellow-white with a very large bubbly white head, lots of carbonation, and good lacing.
smell is of wheat, hops, some pine, citrus, orange peel, a slight spice, and pepper.
taste is of wheat, orange peel, hops, slightly sour, spice, and white pepper. ends dry and bitter.
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, citrus, & some wine notes; Flavor of slight sweet malt, wood, yeast, pine hops, coriander, citrus, and peppercorns; Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; Similar to a saison - funky and quite good.
unclemike (2402) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice fluffy pure white head on a light hast bright lemon yellow. Melon rind, Passion fruit, lemon and citrus zest, and some funkiness in the aroma. Woody, slight pine, the kumquat comes in a bit, zesty citrus, slight moldy funk. Lighter to medium dry body. Delicious
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ours bright pale yellow with a thick pillowy white head that hangs around for a long time with excellent lacing. The nose screams hoppy wit or saison, doesn't resemble an IPA at all but still I'm intrigued by the spiciness, the lemon, coriander and citrus that merry well with the banana and cloves. Taste is a complex wave of bitter and sweet with an underlying tartness throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light to medium body and a never ending finish. This beer is top notch.
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SlackerMads (1896) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now that I’ve calmed down after the cork nearly took my head off: Hazy yellow with a lasting fizzy white head. Aroma is dominated by brett with notes of staple, leather, citrus, hay, grass and hops in the background. Taste is soft with medium carbonation. Notes of wood, leather, cigar, horsie, wheat and some spices in the crisp finish. I wonder how many I could drink of these. This Anchorage stuff goes down like Titanic.
Plovmand (6755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear yellow with a big long lasting white head. The aroma is quite spicy and hoppy with notes of brett. Coriander, oranges and citrus. Slight oak and woody. Great. The flavour is dry and bretty with notes of grapefruit, citrus, spices, orange peel and exotic fruit. It ends up dry and hoppy. Perfect balance and full flavoured. This brewery is amazing!
conway (1821) - - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours straw with a huge head. Aroma is mostly brett with a little bit of floral hops and tropical fruit. Taste is similar but the oak comes out a bit and I think I'm getting a little of the peppercorn spiciness. Beer is very lively yet delicate.
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olr1984 (1206) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with firth Golden hazy pour with large white head. Strong citrus taste with some white wine after taste. Not much of an ipa or hop taste at all.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 750ml bottle. thanks to max for sending this over even though we get anchorage distribution here in illinois. j/k...cork opens with a pop and yields a hazy lemon white grapefruit hue, somewhat transparent, and topped with a fluffy lingering frothy white head... aroma of assertive dusty brett, subtle peppery spice, lemon and grapefruit qualities throught with some added bready yeast notes to go along with the aforementioned.... flavors are moderately bitter but is for the most part a predominantly brett focused with emphasis on dusty earthy funk, grapefruit, and that semi-dirty basement aspects provided by brett. lingering aspects of grass and bitterness play in the. fluffy just shy of medium bodied with active carbonation. that pithy grapefruit rind bitterness extends well on through the finish. enjoyed but most of these beers all resemble each other in one way or another which keeps things somewhat predictable. after warming, a soft white pepper spice develops and a touch of malt adds a hint of sweetness before the dryness kicks in.
Fresher sample consumed while in Alaska...more of pronounced galaxy presence in the nose...flavor is sweeter with Brett, bready, but still a mild galaxy influence. Upped w
The appearance and overall score by a point but the others remained the sam.