DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Always excited to get a taste of the Italian craft beer action. In its tulip, this is a cloudy, lighter bodied pale ale, with a thin layer of foam and some lace at the edges. Smell does not have the hoppy slap in the face of an APA. Rather, there’s a note of fresh cherries, then some citrus hop. I should rate it higher for being understated, perhaps, but this is what it is. Instead, i say the taste is very unusual and delicious. I’m thinking, wrongly no doubt, of the newer hop varieties with kiwi or more tropical fruit notes. Malt is crystal with some aromatics, likely into a Belgian mix, or more likely what you get when an Italian brewer stops trying to imitate Heineken. yes, clearly a warm ale ferment, with fruity esters and lovely tasty malts, just a little bit thick. Touch of black pepper at the finish. Cheers, I say again cheers to growing craft beer scenes in new countries. This one’s a keeper, though it may be too delicate to have in a bottle.
Sparf (137) - Östersund, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En medelstor arom med väldigt mycket sötsyrliga frukter som ananas, mandarin och mango. Frukterna mixas elegant med distinkta tallkådearomer.
Ljust bärnstensfärgat öl med ett tätt skum som har ok halveringstid men inga lämningar.
Smaken följs upp i samma tongångar som doften: mango, grapefrukt, mandarin, ananas och en djup och mycket behaglig beska i bakgrunden. Eftersmaken är oväntat torr men den trevliga beskan ligger kvar länge.
Medelfyllig kropp och aningen för mycket kolsyra.
Zekada (266) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Nose is typical hoppy, fruity and sweet, though not very big aroma. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Taste is sweet and hoppy though also very subtle. Oily feeling. Overall a very typical IPA, nice but nothing special.
Swaroga (1453) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Delirium Café. Very aromatic with ripe fruits and citrus. Aromatic black berry. The taste is mellow, medium bitter. Refreshing and easy to drink. Good
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from beergeek in prague. clear golden with a lingering, uneven head; aroma of grapefruit zest, pine needles; light caramel sweetness, boiled lollies, some citric bitterness; quite pleasant
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Hazy deep golden with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity, thick, wheat and sweet malt with a bitter and fruity finish
ClaudeB04 (174) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A five year old bottle found while cleaning my cellar.
Dark orange, rich head.
Nose is powerful fruity, citrus.
Orange, grapefruits, malty sweetness, long finish. A great beer that brought back lots of souvenirs of "Bir e fud" in Rome
Serapac (143) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Own Baladin, Rome. Recommended by the waitress and glad to have followed the advice. Cloudy light brown, large smooth white head. Aroma citruses, mainly grapefruit. Medium body. Taste first surprisingly on a sweet side, sweet dough and perhaps mazipan, turns later into typical lingering hoppy feel.
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drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle at Eataly. Overpriced, but Eatalyis an overall experience. Waiter did not understand brewed in house/not brewed in house. Orange and citrus with a fruity overall taste. Decent hop.
zacgillbanks (2541) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
6.9% bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy yellow-amber coloured with lemon and orange blossom flavours, bitter orange marmalade and spicy tropicl fruit on the finish. Really, really good!
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 4, 2014. Bottle at home, best before july 2016. Clear golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is sweet wort, floral,grass, pine citrus. Taste is medium sweet unfermented wort, light floral and grassy bitterness. Finish has light pine and floral notes, light bitter a bit thin in the end.Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.