Beer5000 (5059) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy copper red body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, peaches and a hint of caramel. Flavor is citric fruity, very tasty malt and caramel, a fine sharp but balanced bitterness. A very tasty and refreshing beer with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. God body for only 5,4 % ABV and a long and pleasant bitter finish. This beer stand out more like an IPA for me, with a much more sophisticate malt body than many other “big” IPA’s. Some of them have a fine hop aroma and flavor, but the body is just based on a plain caramel malt body. This one got it all.
Sigmund (5732) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl "cool" bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Also available at Vinmonopolet. Deep orange to brown colour, big off-white head. Some floaties from the sediment in the bottle. Lovely aroma of fruity American hops, notes of citrus. The flavour is distinctly hoppy with grapefruity notes, resin the finish. Some caramel malts too, fairly well balanced. Bitter aftertaste.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mitica apa del ducato!l’ho bevuta molte volte...ha un naso ottimo molto floreale!
thebeertourist (5102) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bir & Fud. Hazy, glowing copper. Potent citrussy hoppiness. Great.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Hazy orange with a smallish, firm and lightly lacy head. Woody-aromatic-hoppy nose with caramel and berries, but very little fruit. Flavor is quite dry and bitter, slightly ashy, woody-hoppy, herby, very lightly fruity. Medium body, soft carbonation. I think 9 hops are overkill, and make this feel "mushy" with very few flavors to get hold of. An ok, dry brew with lots of hops - but not a masterpiece by any standard.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 7th August 2008. Well balanced - malty and a little hoppy. Finishes with fruity dryness. Unremarkable but good. 3
2nd December 2008. Cloudy amber beer - mild head. Quite a malty start followed by pleasing deep rich grapefruity hops. A little bitterness in the finish but that’s a good thing.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to JK for sharing. Hazy amber and a faint grainy aroma and flaor with mild hoppiness.
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hops and grass in aroma. Golden amber colour with beige head. Bitter flavour with flowers and spices. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Biscuit malt aroma with grass and pine hops. Sweet and rich biscuit malty flavour with good hop flavour and a bitter finish
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with floral hoppy hints. Smooth malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy citrus hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy bitter aftertaste.