wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grapefruit aromas and flavors shine in this one. Gorgeous head that is long lasting. Very refreshing and pairs extremely well with pizza. Flavor lingers on tongue for quite some time.
Niko100 (1485) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, floral, & funk; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, some oak, fruit (notably peaches & grapes), hops, and light spice; Finish is dry and slightly tart; Nicely balanced; Overall, well made with nice vinous notes - very good.
Borup (3667) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Unclear golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, aok, caramel, yeast, hops and sour notes.
Pyrmir (1146) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @CBC13. Hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma sweet of banana, barnyard, caramel, fruit and wood. Taste is dry and fairly sour with notes of fruit, wood and barnyard.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a straw color that shows a bright, though hazed, light yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of lemon like hops up front backed by cracker like pale malt and a touch of toasted, woody oak. The nose is actually fairly light, compared to what I was expecting, the hop character is definitely the most noticeable note here. Soft notes of spicy, hot, higher alcohols, light medicinal and clove like phenols, and a soft pear / melon like fruitiness are just noticeable once I start to dig around a bit.
Effervescent and fairly light bodied, the beer has just a touch of viscosity to it, but is quite quaffable. The hop character adds a nice lemon like quality, a definite bitter bite, a sort of pine / herbal character, and perhaps a touch of hay / grassy character; this last is accentuated by the pale malt character that has a soft, chewy cracker like note to it as well. The Brettanomyces character is still fairly light here, it has an oral / nasal effect that contributes softly antiseptic phenolic notes, some light mustiness, and perhaps a hint of funky, musky character (though only just). The oak character plays a supporting role here, but once you start to notice it, the oak character is quite present; woody, spicy, alcohol accentuating, and some soft vanillin notes are all contributed by the wood.
Not bad, but the oak character makes it a touch sharp and not quite as balanced as it could be; A bit of age might help this, but then it would lose the nicely vibrant hop character too. With the Brettanomyces (assuming it wasn’t filtered out), this beer could change quite a bit with age, and perhaps for the better.
BeerViking (1421) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2013, Saturday evening, hazy gold with a small head and a lemony Berliner-like nose with honey notes. Body is fresh, hoppy and dry, with fruity honeyed notes and a balanced brett tartness. Very nice.
jmgreenuk (1275) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DISOB tasting, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a white frothy head. The aroma is crisp, dry, clean and big yeast. The flavour is yeasty and medium sour. A nice beer that won’t be to everyone’s taste.
BRW (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. Golden colour with white head. Fruity, citric and caramel aromas. Fruity, citric taste.
Nisse666 (3156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Copenhagen
AR: dough, tropical fruits
AP: wee hazy pale yellow, wee transp white head
F: rosehips, peppercorns, fizzy, sour, lemon meat
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 5/9/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours hazy light orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to average, even lace. The nose is very funky with nice barnyard, lemon citrus, some spicy yeast, and a nicely sour note as well. The flavor is all of the same, with the funk, citrus, spicy yeast, sour note, and some added caramel malt that I didn’t detect on the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a very long nicely sour and bitter, with plenty of funk finish.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy golden pour. Aroma is fruity, bretty, funky, spicy. Flavor is watery, fruity, bretty. Quite sweet and a bit bitter. Off-balance and with a thin body. 6/3/5/2/13
Re-rate @ ABCBeers, Dean’s scared of beer tasting. Bretty, spicy and fruity. Some wine and oak. More balanced than last time I tasted it.