tderoeck (4688) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
18/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 8/I/15 (2014-926) Thanks to Bartlebier for the trade!
Clear orange beer, thick creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, bit sugary, floral hops, ripe summer fruits, little piny, resinous touch, strawberry jam, sweet caramel malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, citrus, malty, bitter hops, bit resinous, some orange peel. Aftertaste: malty, bitter touch, nice fruitiness, sweet peaches, pineapple. This is pretty well done!
kraddel (3114) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to a yet to be discovered friendly germqn ratebeerian .
Pours clear orange small white head .
Smell gives the idea of citra , very fruity and balanced .
Taste is bitter , hoppy , aromatic and fruity . Bit sweet . Very elegant . Nice stuff ! This is from germany ? Im amazed and stand corrected on previous opinions i had about Germany !
jsmith6051 (1) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced beer, with malty sweetness in the front and some spicy bitterness on the end. Definitely a fantastic beer
Hugi (387) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and cloudy with a medium, white and stable head. Unobtrusive aroma of hops and fruits. Its flavour is much more intensive: Notes of vanilla coupled with fruits (mango, papaya, peach, orange) - very nice and tasty. Distinct bitterness and a full body.
Idiosynkrasie (3804) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [imagined to be the highlight of a locals for locals-trade with bartlebier - thank you very much again, FlemishRAtebeeriaNKingpin]. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, peach, even some liquorice, caramel malty basis with orange biscuit touch. Taste is piney and bitter hoppy, notes of grapefruit and orange, orange zest, minimally astringent, moderately sweet malty background. Indistinguishable from some of the best rated West Coast American IPAs known to me (maybe exempt from minor deficiencies concerning outwardness), and exactly for that reason too clean, adjusted and sophisticated for my personal taste, like e.g. Bear Republic’s ’Racer 5’. Nevertheless an applaudable piece of craftsmanship rarely to be found in Germany.
bastarda (73) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aromas of oranges, lemon peel, melon, with hints of canned tangerine and a grassy touch. Tastewise, all aromatic components are well worked in, with a subtle orange peel bitterness getting onto the stronger, hoppier side at the lingering finish. A nicely done IPA!
Bierle (17) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Oldmanriver - Schöne, fast rotgoldene Farbe. Vielschichtiges, aprikosiges Aroma. Der fruchtige Antritt wird von der lang anhaltenden Bittere schön ausbalanciert. Ein toller Start für’s Braukollektiv!
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of oldmanriver. Deply inviting nose with resinous hops being most present. Mango components. Nice balance. Dry finish. Flawless and delicious.
Calisky (701) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jaghana
Couleur jaune trouble, petite mousse blanche. Nez houblonné resineux, fruité et agrumes. Gout fruité, agrumes , exotiques, avec amertume houblonnée plutot légère pour une ipa, mais bonne.
jaghana (3891) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, kidly given by Oldmaniver. An amber orange beer with medium head, nose is on fresh apricot and mangoo. Aroma is on same fruit notes, medium bitterness to high, clean beer, well balanced, less impressive than the nose, anyway nice and refrehing.