fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ L’Isola della Birra, Milan, Italy. Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light burn suger / caramel, fruiy sweet. Flavor is heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (051107)
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy/hazy brown/orange with an off-white head. Aroma is mild orange fruity, yeasty and slight citric. Medium body, light oily yeast/hops mouthfeel. Holds a mild orange citric note to a mild phenolic yeast note. Sweet and light spiced. Ends with a mix of caramel malt and mellow yeast presence. A bit muddy in flavour profile, certainly not unpleasant though.
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An unclear orange beer with a nice beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel while the flavor is sweet with notes of yeast and oranges.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Light amber, extremely hazy from the lack of filtration. Massive and quite stable head. High on carbonation. Has the typical Baladin-touch though I’m not able to describe exactly, what it is - perhaps it’s the house-yeast? Malty, sugary but not excessively sweet and then with some hoppiness in the finish. Quite well done. 231204
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of caramel with acidic notes.
Flavour of fruits and dried fruits with notes of spices and caramel.
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (breakfast beer for me when arriving to omhper). Clear amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity and toffeish with some slight marzipan and mild fudgelike notes. Flavour is fruits, yeast, some fudge and quite much on spices. Pleasant balance. As it warms up it shows some notes of alcohol and honey as well.
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured. Very softly malty sweet, straightforward. Dangerously drinkable
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty aroma with some nutty hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty nutty flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty yeasty finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
19th July 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Soft light milk chocolate tone with pleasant deruity notes running alongside: peach, banana, a little melon, even some faint raspberry. More mild milk choc in the finish. Unusual.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 2011-03-21, bottle, vintage 2002, batch 280602, bb 07 2003, 9 years old, 7-5-6-2-13=33
Beautiful red-amber color, hazy; moderate carbonation, but the fine perlage manage to support a thin collar. Mild aroma, with malt, delicate fruity touch, and only minimal oxidisation (metallic feeling). Good body structure; malt flavor, some residual sweetness, and a light fruity touch; the bitterness is totally gone; there is a light sign of oxidisation.
Interesting, even if over the top.
2004-05-20, draught, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Amber color; creamy big head. Malty aroma, and quite sweet malty flavor. Too yeasty. Ok, but quite simple.
2002-09-10, bottle, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Amber colour, hazy. Light aroma, some alcohol. Lightly fruity when warmer.
Pretty sweet, but the body structure is not convincing; some malt, too much alcohol, fruity, dry banana. Too sweet. Strong bitter final.
The note improves when the beer warms a little (alternative evaluation, first impression 5-4-6-4-13), the aroma is fruitier and so the flavour, but forget any complexity!
I will soon try the bottled version.
They claim it was presented at the GBBF-2002 as the best Italian beer; my suggestion is: go and try the Birrificio Italiano Tipopils.