DrnkMcDermott (2934) - 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.
degbert (1487) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a large-grained, fast-disappearing, off-white head. Nose is intensely candied orange, muscat grapes, violets, and a little rosemary. Sweet and savory up front; there’s kind of a cheese and marmalade thing going on at the beginning. The bitterness kicks in on the midpalate with an ashy, dry, herbal punch, and never goes away after that; the beer seems to be all about the contrast between the sweetness and fruitiness and the abrupt dryness, and in that it works. Sparse, parched finish with a bit more savory, biscuity notes. Interesting take on the style, and somehow very Italian.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 Orange color with white head. Aroma is peach and other sweet fruits. Taste is sweetish fruity, some caramel malt flavours, bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel, fine-bubbled carbonation.
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una altra cervesa espectacular amb molt aroma I bont punt d’amargor....bons sabors a maltes ben presents...una bona ipa o pale ale ben llupolitzada...bonissima...
Beerhunter111 (12350) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange golden colour with a huge good lasting light beige head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, peachs, apricote. Taste of tropical fruits, fresh and smooth, intense bitter finish, delicious!
Luengus (38) - - NOV 16, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small frothy off-white diminishing head with cloudy amber body. Heavy herbs and citrus hops and pineapple. Medium creamy body with soft carbonation. Long duration flavor moderately acidic and bitter.
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Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey, golden colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit and lemon circle around a passion fruit and pineapple double star gravitational centre, additionaly a touch of orange, cautious hints of brett-like yeasty action. Taste is mildly bitter, citrusy fruity hoppy, notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit, hints of passion fruit and pineapple. Full body, meaty, juicy, almost viscid palate.
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out a nice amber. 14ºSRM.
Nose is full of bright peppery flavors. There is also a pronounced aroma of unripe star fruits, which for the uninitiated is an aroma that combines pineapple, grapefruit and grass.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Carbonation is adequate to carry the nicely malted body that has water biscuit, wheat toast and rice.
The hop finish is peppery and light with a slight lean towards being a little aggressive.
Nische (1419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Martin. Slightly hazy pale golden color with a creamy white head. Citrus, grapefruit and light passion fruit in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is piney bitter with a dry resinous finish.
Excalibur123 (301) - Soria, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vierte amarillo oscuro con media cabeza de espuma blanca, de burbuja grande, presentando buena retención; aromas florales, miel, galleta, lúpulo fresco y resina; en boca entrada media con amargor equilibrado y redondo, largo pos gusto, agradable y con final ligeramente dulce, cuerpo y carbónico medios en una cerveza bien equilibrada y buen balance de la malta y lúpulo.
FrankZappa7 (109) - GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct-18-2015-bottle-0,33l, orange body with white head, fruitbasket, balanced bitterness, very nice