bartlebier (1099) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2x33cl bb 06/2014 over 2 months. Pours a brackish black tea with shy lively head. Contained, Not all that much of a fruity or exotic nose, some malt fumes. All of this beer’s stakes are in a very rich and harmonious interplay of C-hops and above all nice integration of Chinook: pine and resin has a sharp, but tasty edge here. Part of the fruit salad: pickled grapefruit, peach peel, indeed spruce, as suggested. Back is quite some caramalt, but the yeast is working hard to keep it all dry. Appreciate the balance, especially considering the potentially harsh centennials and chinooks - but this remains very much a DE/US crossover.
Beersiveknown (2397) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home courtesy of McTapps, cheers Sabine!
6.1% ABV 66ibu
dark chestnut brown, butterscotch coloured head. quite pithy bitterness, dry piney toffee, astringent, full bodied
Bamsen78 (2298) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with airy but stable beige head. Clear aroma of hops, with touches of fruit and needles. Intense, bitter, hoppy flavour, with pronounced notes of citrus and grassy touches. Hints of perfume. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Decent.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 6.1%. Good, distinct piney hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour starts off with a good clean bitterness. Then come the hop notes, caramelly and piney, fresh grass. Late clean bitterness. A good, well-made IPA.
Douberd (1564) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml, thanks to McTapps! Into a tulip glass. ABV 6.2%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, with two fingers of off-white head. Good density, average retention, medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of caramel malts, orange peels, grapefruit.
Taste follows, citrus, grapefruits, a bit of caramel at the beggining, orange peel. Nice bitterness, stronger on the aftertaste.
Full body, soft carbonation.
Very good, very refreshing.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@vPBFIII (thanks McTapps!). Orangeish golden colour, mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, nicely malty along with some toffee as well. Flavour is fruity, sweet floral notes, grass and some herbs. Quite mellow and nice, yet a nice hopping to it.
Beerhunter111 (3467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.
lamf (13) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: hoppy, but not much citrusy, more fruity and resin. Could be more intensive.
App: dark orange, hazy, nice white head with lacing.
Taste: good balance, malty sweetness with really good bitterness. Fruity as well.
Palate: medium carbonation, dry, bitter and nice finish. Hood drinkability.
Zita (4232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice light sweet hoppy aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (6164) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, Hoppy aroma, light citrus, fruits and light caramel. Flavor starts sweet, finish heavy bitter. Creamy, dry texture.