ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml swing-top bottle. Thanks for this Boris. Pours cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Nose of citrus and corriander. Taste of more citrus and honey with a spicy finish.
kappldav123 (4807) - GERMANY - SEP 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass quite light, huge head, modest turbid. Sourish aroma. Starts fine fruity like lemon and apricot, quite sourish. Finish is a bit dry-floury. Still quite drinkable. Good one. Big thanks to Allen for the bottle!
daniele (5336) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chiara buona schiuma discreta prsitenza note legger,ente speziate un po acide frumento in bocca buona freschezza un tocco di acidità spezie calde leggero amaro sentori di miele
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by larsga. Low dense white head. Greyish-golden body with floaters. Sharp and dry, spicy and wheathy aroma. Notes of citrus zest. Crisp, bordering to astringent wheat flavor. Citrus and spice notes. Light-bodied, rough on the palate though. Dry finish with notes of tannins.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with lots of little
particles. Earthy spicy coriander aroma with mealy notes. Dry
mealy earthy taste with grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy
mouthfeel. Dryish resiny spicy earthy aftertaste with herbal
coriander notes. Not that much flavour, but no
off-tastes. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly web order. This is
the second rating. First rated an infected bottle received in a trade.)
bierkoning (10138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle from Allen, thanks! Pale blonde, cloudy. lemon, yeast, chalk and vinegar in the aroma. Lemony sour flavor with notes of wine vinegar and onion. Intentional infection? The result is certainly drinkable.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow beer. Aroma reminds me of cat’s piss.Sharp citrus flavour. Oranges. A bit off?
Gr0ve (2132) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour. Small white head. Citrusy and refreshing aroma. Slightly acidic. Cat piss. Quite dry aroma and more so in the flavour. Wheaty flavours. Watery at times as well. High carbonation level. Hop bitterness is there, but shows up more in the finish.
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade with Allen. Pours an opaque cloudy straw yellow with a brief dense white meringue of a head that rather quickly fades away. Sourish aroma of floral perfume, wheat, orange oil, and mild spices. Light palate with flavours of wheat and honey, lavender, cardamom, and subtle spice. Bordering on sour. Bitterly tart and acidic, like biting a grape seed. I enjoyed this take on a style that usually embodies too much sweetness with the wheat and spices. Instead this is a very austere, lean, bitterly refreshing example. Thanks Allen!
Embrouille (2826) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a pale hazy yellow beer with a creamy white head. Lively carbonation. A lot of sediment. The nose is medicinal with notes of honey, oranges, juniper berries, cloves and marzipan. A hint of pumpkin. Extremely distinctable and strong. A huge amount of cloves in the taste. Notes of celery. Yeasty and acidic. Interesting. Not at all enjoyable though. Woody. Decent bitterness. Remarkably "christmassy". Strange. Plenty of character but not enjoyable.