thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Salone del Gusto 2008. Copper with a frothy head. Complex fruity nose and flavours with well-balanced bitterness. More than decent.
beeR (61) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the tap at the brewpub and in several other places and times...
Amber-coppery and quite clear. White and fluffy head (maybe too much for the style, at least the last time). Wonderful hoppy explosion both in the nose and mouth. Refreshing and exciting fresh hop and citrusy aroma, quite strong (as I like!) but not very long-lasting. Mild malty notes which stay in the background.
Medium body, smooth and well balanced even if the hoppy bitterness actually dominates.
It’s simply dangerous drinkable for me.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This sessionable ale gathers caramel maltiness, dried orange fruitiness and herbal, spicy hops in a healthy mouthfeel fit for relaxed conversations.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A beautiful crest of foam is pinned atop the nearly clear amber.
-Flavorful but not intense, it expresses itself quite wisely throughout. All flavors are balanced and carry over into the finish.
-Carbonation is soft and increases drinkability.
-The finishing hop bitterness is accompanied by enough residual sugars to keep the equilibrium going.
On tap at HOP, Milano.
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Re-rating after draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Fruity hop nose with some light homebrewish spicy phenols. Moderately bitter, fruity, balanced. Vert tasty and well-rounded, dry, drinkable, with good character to it. Not flawless but very, very good. Original rate: September 2007, on tap @ Brassigaume fest. Dark amber color, hazy, beige film on top. Lightly hoppy, mildly hoppy flavor like a bitter, quffable and nice. I dub thee refreshessionable.
daniele (7810) - ITALY - OCT 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 ambrata buona schiuma persistente aromi decisi di luppolo agrumato lieve malto decisamente amara molto persistente e più grado ma corpo medio lieve
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 On tap and randallized. Obviously fresh hop scents (citrus, grass, bit pepper). Fantastic brilliant copper red but lack head, think ’cause it was poured as real-ales. Fruity sweet flavour, well balanced by randall’s hop. Well brewed indeed. 8; 3; 8; 4; 13 = 3.6
Re-rate: Drank a lot since that first time, on tap, nitro-kegged and bottled. Loads of fruitiness , the right cara touch as a beautiful backbone to a perfect mix of hops. Medium bodied, very smooth and balanced, perfect session beer to me. Thanks Beppe.
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, at GBBF 2005. Hazy copper bronze, thin white head and gentle condition. Good solid American hoppiness and a gentle citrus note in the nose, pleasantly yeasty bitter, American hoppiness and a low earthy funkiness in the mouth, gentle bitter finish with some lingering fruity hops in the finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruit nose, plums are prominent,hazy apricot, good sized pinkish head, some lace. Slight sour fruit taste, with almonds and raspberry. Nicely balanced, medium bodied, sour/sweet, tart. Very good. Thank You R!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with the crew in late November, thanks R. Interesting beer - tons of bitterness and also sourness. Dark orange, small orange head. Funky yeast and citrus aroma. Decent beer, just kind of weird.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky orange with a small white bubbly head. Hoppy aroma - pears, citrus, grass, and bread. The flavour isn’t quite as pleasant as the aroma - generally malt-accented with biscuits and lacking in hop character. Light body. Above average.