fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Eataly, Milan, bb 07.2015
Cloudy amber color with generous head. Nice aroma, not powerful, but rich: a lot of fruity esters, some caramel and dust. Good body strength, smooth and highly carbonated mouthfeel lean; strong malt and caramel flavor; a bit dusty and milky; the bitterness is maybe too much, with a hint of vegetables in the final.
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Andreas Gänstaller. Effervescent amber brown, tall-building head, seems to be over-carbonated / over-fermented due to age.
Nose of oxidized brown malt, wood oil, herbs and spice and a smidgin of alcohol. A little yeasty due to the strong carbonation yeast, overly phenolic and a little dirty. Medium bodk, semi-sweet, some caramelization, low bitterness, some astringency similar to wood oil, could be unintended acids, but could also be the coriander (which I don’t pick up in the nose) and lemon myrtle (which I guess blends in with the yeast and hops).
daniele (7721) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber good head malty note toast citrus herbal hint of citric roots medium body start sweet then medium hoppyness good drinkably
daje (3467) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Open Baladin Roma, august 19th 2013. Muddy light amber body, small creamy white head. Hoppy pine aroma with toffee, caramel, taste is malty with fruity hops and pine, and a spicy yeast finish. Grainy yet refreshing fruity aftertaste.