TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Short beighe head. Clowdy amber color. Pale ale malty aroma. Light belgian taste. Fine slim body.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Birra ambrata con una schiuma bianca poco persistente. Al naso sentori speziati di zenzero e scorza d'arancio. In bocca è dolce e ben carbonara ma dal corpo esile. Il finale è più dolce dell'atracci, dove il piccante del Kamut e delle spezie rende più interessante la bevuta.
janubio (607) - SPAIN - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in a Kwak Glass. Clear amber colour, big head that holds on. Smell is spicy, ginger, pepper, caramel. Clean silky palate, medium body. Taste is spicy too: ginger, black pepper, notes of caramel. Sweet finish. Really good stuff.
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: on tap at Birch
Aroma: sweet honey, malty notes with some caramel to it.
Top: small, white, short lived.
Base: hazy amber-gold
Palate : medium-full bodied, OK with lighter carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: malty sweetness, one sided affair. Clean mid
other notes forgettable choice.
rgf001 (292) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and sweet spice aromas. Caramel and sweet alcohol flavor. Needs bitterness. Semi sweet finish.
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Restrained grassy aroma in a golden amber pour. Immensely interesting flavour profile with wheat, spice, and ginger. A refreshing and medicinal brew = subtly unique.
szeli (222) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hat was von einem muffigen Wit-Bier.
Weizen, Gewürze, Orange, Ingwer. Leichte Süße und leichte Schärfe.
Aber vor allem: muffig, muffig, muffig
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Baladin brew made with khorasan wheat, myrrh and ginger, an artistic evocation of the beers from Antiquity. Fairly thin and loose, off-white, bubbly head over a misty amber coloured beer with vivid sparkling here and there and a haze of tiny yeast particles suspended in it. Aroma immediately strikes with ancient spices, with indeed impressions of frankincense oil (which probably represents the myrrh) and freshly grated ginger, next to some exotic citrus fruit peel (apparently orange peel has been used as well) and even suggestions of fresh mandarin and lemon zest, some caramel, some mango, hazelnut oil, freshly baked bread, vague hints of chicken broth and dried banana, but a less pleasant hint of rotting hay as well (fortunately subtle). Fruity onset, a bit estery and almost ’Belgian’ with hints of banana, peach and bubblegum, paired with a berry- and even very lightly lemon-like sourish accent, fairly sharp carbonation even numbing the tongue for a brief moment, smooth and somewhat oily mouthfeel but otherwise rather thinnish body, caramelly graininess with a softly sourish ’wheatiness’ but more grainy and less ’soapy’ than the actual wheat you’ll find in a witbier or Hefeweizen. Finish is continuing malt sweetness underlying a strong spice presence, with the somewhat minty myrrh and the spicy ginger returning retronasally in a rather powerful way; a soft, herbal bitterishness is there far away, but not explicitly hoppy. The aromatic oriental spices are showcased in such a way that they are practically the only star of the show: for my personal taste and for drinking it by itself, this beer is just a bit too spicy, like many ’overcoriandered’ Belgian spice beers. Still, this is an interesting concept for sure: I’d recommend using this alongside a chicken tagine or a Thai orange chicken dish - I am convinced this would work perfectly based on the so-called complementary principle.
McWorta (1289) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour (~10EBC) with a small frothy off white head. Aromas of black pepper, ginger, some hay and incense. Fine effervescence with a light smooth watery texture and a light-medium body. Short sweetness with pungeont ginger, pepper flavours with light astringency. Light spicey finish. Pleasant!
Niller (1238) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ølmesse, Volsby (29-08-15). Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts, fruits, caramel, yeast, some spices. Soft carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish.