ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Travlr must buy in bulk; cheers once again! Wild tart/tangy aroma, definitely green tea driven and lambic-like in character; citrusy, floral notes. Appearance is unfiltered amber/light brown with foamy white head. The flavor resembles a young, bright lambic- the tartness is sharp and intensifies into the finish. Palate is effervescent like the best of the Belgian ales. Very good right now, and will be an interesting one to age as well.
jaghana (3503) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - FEB 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl from Map thanks, a cloudt amber beer with low head. Nose is astringent and yeast like. Aroma is on caramel, yeast, bit watery, vegetable touch and light black tea note. Carared malt and light brett, ok but no more.
craftycarl21 (2137) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to travlr for this bottle! Light yellow pour. Lactic acid, touches of vegetable, and really nice tart citrus of pink grapefruit, bitter lemon, and unripe apricot. Sort of like a berliner weisse. Nice!
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky orange-gold, thinnest why’s ring. Nose is Brett c mango and pineapple, lightest egg and sweetness. High small bubbled carbonation, Light tea, cotton candy, Brett, lightly sour mango.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks travlr. Murky amber with a 1 finger white head. Nectar fruits, sage, rosemary and tea lead to sour stone fruit and a great lactic acid profile. Extremely quenching. Medium body, dry finish.
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL flip-top thanks to Travlr. GUSHER! Pours a murky, glowing, brighter orange with a larger, off-white head. Nose is funky, white wine, mild acetic acid, orange candies, lots of minerals, sharp tangerine and white grapefruit rind. Taste up front is super big carbonation on the palate- overwhelming. Moves to stinging lemon tartness and ending with some sticky maltiness. Refreshing- mildly funky. No acetic character in body. Mild metallic character. Lots of citric acid. A bit stinging carbonation wise. Mildly quenching. Green tea character (tannins) on the palate is distracting and unnecessary.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl swing top bottle, best by September 2013, brought back fresh from the brewery by my buddy Pat. The pour yields a hazy, medium-dark, dusky sienna amber color. A squat head of off-white foam is short-lived, leaving behind minimal wet lace spotting and just a thin surface ring. Aromas start out with a sweet amber malt base, suggesting of baking wheat bread dough. Belgian yeast lends a hint of semi-sweet fruitiness, while wisps of green tea offer mild herbal tones. The flavor is slightly drier and more acidic than the nose suggests, showing considerable more spice (think coriander and green tea), along with some grassy hops. Malts are still mainly bready, with pops of caramelized sugar. The palate sports a body that is just short of moderate in stature, mainly easy going, yet it shows a slightly papery and (shockingly) alcoholic finish. It’s very odd to me that a 5% beer shows this much alcoholic dryness and warmth. Overall, not a terrible beer, but certainly nothing to write home about.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber color, thick tan head. Aroma of sour prunes. Taste is similar, with a bitter finish. Nice stuff.
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unclear orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of hops, sweets, muddy and grainy. A flavor of hops and grainy.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Säuerlich herber Antrunk, der absolut frisch ist. Das Aroma beherrscht das Bier auch weiterhin, leider führt dies zu einem Angebotsmonopol, das andere Aromen im Keim erstickt. Nur die leichte Herbe ist so eingebunden, dass die mithält, ansonsten ist das Bier entäuschend. Im Abgang etwas muffig, trocken. Geht so. Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier! 11/8/7/7/6/7