sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Clear red-copper with a very large, foamy, lasting and lacy head (burst out of bottle). Aromatic-pine-hoppy nose with exotic fruit and toffeeish malt. Flavor of toffeeish malt, aromatic piney hops, lots of fruit, dry and bitter finish. Medium body with slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Nicely hoppy, nicely balanced, reasonably low ABV. I like!
sunevdj (3090) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bière Mondial 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Strong hoppy smells. Sweet with some dryness. Hints of residual sugars. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Crispy dry finish with more hints of residual sugars. A very well balanced beer.
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is orange in color, clear, with an off white head. The smell is musty, paper, fruits, and hops. The taset is bitterness, fruits, and hops.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Bottle. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Slightly hazy light amber with a small off-white diminishing head (3-). Dry aroma of plasticine and citrus, but for some reason I sort of dug it. The taste was a surprisingly mash-up of thick apricot sweetness and dry resin bitterness, not much alcohol asserting itself - odd. Thick, still mouthfeel, with a late-arriving solid kick of hoppy bitterness in the tail - it grew on me a lot.***** re-rate, January 2010 - shared with blankboy, garthicus & swoopjones - take everything I said above and just put "pretty awesome" in front of it - my score got boosted by .6!!!
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky deep amber with an off white head. nose is light grapefruit and esterd. decent on the palate with a flavor of grapefruit and chestnuts.
GRM (2832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, 3 juin 2009; oeil : caramel, riche, petit anneau de mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse; bouche : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse, astringence, finale en houblon résineux avec présence médicinale, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, astringence moyenne, moyennement amère; en résumé : pas mon style
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2009; eye: caramel, rich, tiny ring of tan head, average lacing; nose: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit; mouth: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit, astringency, finale in resinous hops with medicinal presence, medium body, rather carbonated, mild astringency, mildly bitter; overall: not my style
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Malt House - Pours light brown, hazy with a fluffy white head. Aroma is light hops and some fruity sweetness. There’s some smooth malt and spice in there...maybe nutmeg or allspice? I’m not a fan of the brettyness in here--it smells like a shower curtain, kind of what the NG Golden Ale smells like. The rest of the taste is pleasant, however--smooth malt and some light, spicy hops. It’s very balanced, but comes out a bit bland. Would be easy to drink a lot of these, but it isn’t terribly interesting. It is smooth and creamy, however, and leaves some nice resin as it makes its way through the mouth. Solid.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy amber with an off white head. Light pit fruit, bready malt aromas. Nice earthy malty sweet flavors with some piney hops.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma was citrus hops. Flavor was pine, citrus, astringent, and some sweet malts
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Cloudy orange pour. Tastes kinda sour. Just a little hoppy. Nice aftertaste. Dry.