lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a firm white head. Aroma of caramel malts, berries and white grapes. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel, berries, straw and vanilla ice cream. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very sweet and fruity. The hops are pretty much gone, which is a shame.
GBZ59 (1200) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 250ml. Vaso Shaker. Color dorado y apariencia cristalina. Corona tupida y persistente de espuma blanca.. Aromas cítricos y leves notas tartáricas. Entrada de leve fruta ácida -pomelo, manzana granny Smith y algo de uva blanca- seguida por amargor de pino. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura algo aguada. Los sabores afrutados y amargos permanecen en el prolongado final. Refrescante.
250ml bottle. Shaker glass. Golden color, clear appearance. Close & lasting crown of white foam. Citric aromas & slight tartar notes. Slight sour fruit -grapefruit, granny Smith apples, some white grape- at first followed by piney bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fruity & bitter flavor in the middle linger into a long finish.
Niller (1035) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hammel Hestemarked. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Fruity sweet taste with rich malt, yeast. Sweet finish. Too sweet for an APA.
BeershopLatina (10) - Latina, ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
birra troppo gasata ,sentori ferrosi,poco luppolata nn quello che ci si aspetta da una ipa .................
Rasmus40 (14399) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Unclear orange with a lasting off-white head and some floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Very dry and moderate bitter finish. 190813
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24-JUL-2013, bottle @home, nice 25 cl bottle from Fish & Beer.
Slight gusher. Huge off-white head on hazy orange body with yeast sediments.
Yeast aroma, orange peel, toast.
Taste the same. Quite fruity with peach.
Overcarbonated with medium body. Not very bitter. Nice one.
maekchu (2832) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). Big fruity nose, oranges, peaches, very tangy. Cloudy honey color. Tangy fruit initial / caramel sweetness in mid / final flattens out pretty quickly. A solid beer, but doesn’t really seem like an APA. Flavors don’t quite mix well.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3432) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the GJBF Osaka 2013. A golden amber color, very slight head. Much milder aroma, kind of like a golden ale with more malt to it. The taste was more on the fruity side with some woodsy qualities to it. I didn’t get any kind of APA vibe from it but I liked it.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 250ml bottle. cloudy orange pour, lace. Dry, grassy, nose, minerals, something close to an infection but here I think it is intended, dry peach and orange. Sweet stone fruits big up front, peach, orange, melon. then it dries out a bit, more citrus, more hops. Still very estery and like opening a can of peaches. Body is full and silky. This is a Belgian yeast beer if I ever had one. The style is completely wrong. A fun beer, not perfect, but likeable and very unique.
Bottled. 6/3/7/3/14= 3.3 Funky, estery nose, nice citrus hops. flavor is estery, rich malt, orange, booze. The yeast character is a bit strange and overbearing.
Cunningham (5897) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild fruity and nice hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine fresh bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fresh hoppy and a fine fruitiness. Solid malty background.
Overall impression: Fresh nice ale.
Personal stats: On tap @ Open Baladin in Roma, Italy.