gunnfryd (13314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, malt. Flavour is hop, pine, grapefruit, caramel, alcohol, tropical fruit. Bitter finish. Nice beer.
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thx Erwin for sharing.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, simco? caramel, alcohol, little sour, lytchee.
TASTE: caramel, dry! sweet, hoppy, alcohol aftertaste.
Nice beer in general
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, bread, honey, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop, malt, and earthy/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel/rind, lemon zest, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy/slick and moderately sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wheatwine style! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/I/14 - 1Pt. 6.Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-13) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, mango, pineapple, honey, caramel, sweet malts. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, citrus, lots of passion fruit, pine needles, bitter hops, resinous bitterness, little sour. Aftertaste: lots of fruits, pineapple, mango, very bitter, hoppy, piny, some honey, dry chemical bitter ending, bit alcoholic.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, amber-orange color, with a small bubbly beige head, with a nice candied orange, tangerine, lemon peel, peach fruity nose, with some lemon marmalade, panettone cake dough, mild mint leaf, floral soapy, leafy, citrusy, grassy hoppy accents, and a faint mint tea, faint mint jelly, subtle lemon pie ,herbal, faint toasted, pale, wheat, munich, caramel malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet candied lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, flowery minty, leafy, grassy, citrusy hoppy character, with some lemon, honeyed candyish lollipop, lemon marmalade, mint leaf, lemon, grapefruit zesty peel, lemon pie, light honeyed pale, toasted, caramel, munich, wheat malt flavors, leading towards a warming zesty, spritzy citrus peel, candied lemon, grapefuit peel, mint leaf, lemon marmalade, lingering leafy, grassy, minty, citrus hop bitterness finish.
pablo951 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it on tap at Owen & Engine. Aggressive on the hop aroma, murky amber hue, light head but lasting lacing. Tasty IPA upfront, citrus sweet in the middle and a wheat finish. Eh.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lou and Harry's. Amber with a white head. Floral and perfumey with some slight hops. Candi and smooth hops. Really good.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darkish orange with a 1 finger, soapy white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cereal, lots of sweetness, old citrus hops, light herbal and boozy fruit notes. Flavor is dusty sweet citrus up front, light stalk-like planty notes, tree fruit, a little tropical fruit, caramel, burnt sugar, light toffee light bready tea, and herbal notes to the finish. Medium to heavy body with a creamy to syrupy feel, light, sharp carbonation and slightly boozy, dry finish and a little warmth. Pretty tasty overall, pretty typical American Strong Ale, seems a little old, though according to the bottle date of 11.16.2013 it is less than a month old (12.13.2013), maybe some oxidization setting in. Still pretty tasty, like a young, hoppy Barleywine. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this improve significantly with a year or two on it... or turn into a syrupy cardboard mess.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at One Eyed Betty’s. Hoppy aroma, a good bitterness, and nicely drinkable.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped fruit, light alcoholic. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy hops, riped fruit, peppery hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.