Lore (2083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of tropical fruits like mango, hay and grass, maybe breadcrust; taste is similar with significant bitterness; unusual kellerbier, but not bad at all
Alengrin (4420) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danish Kellerbier with medium thick, egg-white, regular head retaining well on the edges and in a thin ’veil’ in the middle; misty, warm orangey peach colour with slightly greenish hue and vivid sparkling. Aroma of dried apricot, dried flowers, bread crust, white pepper, camomile, roses even, dried yellow grapefruit peel, dry cloth, minerals, bitter honey, dough, subtle and thin peach sweetness underneath. Soft onset, rather neutral and minerally in first instance, gaining a bit of ’dried’ and only very restrainedly sweetish fruitiness right after that, paired with a very vague ’basic’ sourish touch; medium carbonation, supple and smooth mouthfeel, subtle spicy yeast notes and equally subtle yeast fruitiness on top of a pleasantly bready malt sweetish background, leading to a juicy, spicy finish, yeasty but well-restrained with just a touch of ’starch’, and most of all, a floral, peppery, earthy, drying hoppiness well in balance with the maltiness but leaving behind a fairly long trace of earthy and even slightly tonic water-like bitterness. This is a serious attempt at evocating the old German Kellerbier style, a style typified by finesse and balance, in which the yeast can bring a range of subtle fruity and spicy notes. This goal has been well achieved: this is a very pleasant, bready, earthy and still refined example of the style and surely among the better lagers I had in quite a while. Enjoyed it.
HPDalen (272) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy and malty aroma, grass, flowers and toast. Hint of dough. Pours golden with a white frothy head. Quite hoppy in taste too, more bitterness than than sweet. I taste grapefruit. It feels thin, average carbonation. Bitter finish. It’s a decent beer actually.
Vells (1495) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted after best before. So hops are drowned. Malty camomille, some grassy aspects. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Decent but bit faded away
Melnis (487) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Skidaris iesals, koka liime, brunais cukurs. Garsa: kontrastaa aromatam, nav salda, garsaa kumeliite.
tfredvik (1714) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one looks cloudy in the glass, with an amber colour, and a rather large, beige head that leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Malty, sweet, fruity and strong aroma of cereal, pale malts caramel, generic fruits and hints of tropical fruits. It’s a very sweet malty brew, almost a bit worty. Rather strong flavour that follows the aroma, with some additional grapefruit. Light sweet taste with a moderate to light bitter finish. Quite light body, a bit dry and somewhat watery texture, moderate carbonation. A malty sweet and grainy brew with just enough hops to make it slightly interesting.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from an Irma in the centre of Copenhagen]
Sissio (1238) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home
Clear golden orange with cream head
Cereals, bread, light yellow fruit, hops
Herbaceous bitter, malts, honey
melush (2740) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España.
A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio.
T/S: Malt, hops, citrusy, fruity / Malta, lupulo, citrico, afrutado.
Sigmund (6636) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, from Matkroken Stokka. BB date 10.01.2014. ABV is 4.6%. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Large white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, including lychee, some less fresh malty notes (probably due to its age). The flavour is fairly fresh and drinkable, with a nice and fruity hop character, but again with some less fresh malty notes. Should have sampled this beer when it was fresh - still not bad.
wlf (269) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange, peach-like unclear color with medium white head, hoppy aroma with stonefruit and some citrus, some spicy notes as well, earthy and pinelike hop-aroma, creamy mouthfeel with lively carbonation, a lot of hop flavours with fruit and citrus, some more spicy earthy flavors before bitter finish, lang lasting bitterness