hawthorne00 (2662) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Hazy light amber with a small beige head. Nectarine and pine aroma with some citrus. Slightly cheesy yeast note that really doesn’t belong at all. It’s there and stronger in the taste too, under sweet nectarines pears and more citrus than pine. Rather watery. Some bitterness at the end. BB 6/11, but this didn’t travel at all well (a shame, because HopFix sure did). [2.3]
Growler. Hazy golden amber with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, nectarines, caramel, pine. Sweet with stone fruit and a fair bit of caramel; grapefruit and pine return to the fore in a fairly bitter finish and there’s a little harshness there. The off yeast flavours from last time are absent, but there’s a doughy yeast note that is odd - stops the beer from being too watery, but doesn’t quite fit.
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle. Pours hazy dark gold that mostly clarifies as it warms, and a small head that settles out fairly quickly. Floral and fruity hop aroma with a little malt backing. Mild sweetness, even milder bitterness, some fresh fruity and floral hop flavours present, subtle and delicate. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation
daje (2611) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at schouskjelleren. This beer is dominated by rich good hops. Hints of citrus and some cheese. A favourite.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of sparky hops, green apples and cough syrup. Broad feel and medium carb. Taste is dry bitter hops, barn yard, and late butter
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Carbonation strong misty orange coloured pour aroma some hoppy fruit malt sweetness like honey light floral flavour peppery grapefruit a dry tasting ale mild bitter a malt that is mildly sweet the finish not as good as it could have been dry mild tastes weak aftertastes
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Olympen. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy offwhite head. Loads of tiny bubbles rising to the surface. The aroma is deliciously fresh citric hops, tropical fruits, a slightly odd herbal note. It’s hard to pick out any sort of malt character here at all. Very juicy and fresh. A short flash of fruity sweetness before a moderate citric hop wave cleanses the palate. Finishes semidry. Body is light, but not all too thin, carbonation is soft, but lively. Drinkable, refreshing and tasty. Could have had a little more fullness bodywise, apart from that this is good.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with cream coloured head. Big hop US style hop aromas of grapefruit and peach. Unfortunately also a really off aroma aroma that I couldn’t identify. Became somewhat off putting. Flavour wize some sweet malt followed by a nice resiny hop finish. Mouthfeel was on the watery side. Unfortunately couldn’t get paste the off aromas though,
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy organe appearance. Grapefruit/pine on the nose. Same hoppiness continues on the palate. Fairly light body leads to an unbalanced, but thirst quenching beer. Good, lingering bitterness. Good beer!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in a shady orange colour with a small creamy off-white head. Resin, flowers, Seville oranges and caramel in the aroma. Medium-bodied with balanced notes of resin, oranges, mild lemon and neutral yeast. Balanced medium-bitter finish of resin, pine, grass and neutral yeast.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF09
Hazy golden/orange. Medium, white head.
Loads of grassu hop-aroma.
High bitterness and a bit too much carbonation.