berlinoise2go (650) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75cl). Gorgeous-looking hazy amber colour. Inch-thick sticky white head, good retention, fair amount of lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma with almonds, over-ripe pear, banana. Medium body, soft carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Taste is initially quite sweet, but grows more sour towards the finish. Medium bitterness, pervasive associations to biscuits and almonds. Quite well-balanced, although I find the sweetness a bit too dominating.
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sempre di Baladin, una APA ambrata con un sapore tendenzialmente dolce dato dal malto e un tocco appena amaro sul finale. Promossa.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some dried fruits,floral notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel, malt ,some floral notes and some citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel), medium+ hoppy (flowery, tropical fruit). Flavor medium sweet, spicy and bitter, well balanced. Medium+ body, really nice.
jinroh (633) - ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from a friend. Pours deep and nice slightly hazy amber, thick and creamy head, stays well. Aroma is really nice, full of ripened fruits, some tropical hops, sweetness but not too much of it. Strawberries. Taste has some fruits as well, hop bite is there but not too strong as the beer I have is maybe not the freshest. It might mean that there is more focus on body and malt character, doesn’t feel too much like an IPA - but that doesn’t bother me the slightest, it is still great beer, fully enjoyable. I guess the best I’ve had from Baladin till now.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Eataly, Milan; bb nov 2014, L178/120
Hazy amber color with medium sized frothy head. The aroma is fruity (jam) and bit yeasty (vegetable). Dry mouthfeel, too much carbonation; lean body; some malt flavor, not exciting though; a bit fruity and fresh, buy also yeasty; the bitterness is quite strong.
The yeast has a too high impact on this beer, but the hopping is quite nice.
CH-303 (1574) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel? Some hops?
Taste: More sweetness, nice fruits, bitterness in aftertaste. Not your typical IPA.
Bought: Eataly (Genova), 250 ml, €3.30
Info: 15/12-2014, BB: 30/11-2014
Nordcore (1108) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Orange, hazy with a nice offwhite head. Fruits and malt aroma, some yeast sense. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft long fruit end.
Holmen1 (3226) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vi høyner innsatsen på rbhd-treffet hos Odd Gunnar: Theo Musso imponerer gang på gang, her med en lekkerbisken som gir ganglag for sjelen. Stor aroma og smak med massevis av tørkede frukter og appelsin. Stor munnfylde og myk som en kvinnehånd. Heldigvis en stor flaske, så jeg tar med glede en påfyll.
gunnar (6129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours hazy golden with a small white head.Aroma is fruity & malty, complex freshness. Taste is fresh, crisp, earthy malty notes, lovely barrel and wood, moreish and something more.