douglas88 (5139) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium white creamy head. The aroma is nice PNW hops and caramel- very good. The flavor is smooth; sweet hops, caramel, light pine and bitterness. Very nice. Dry somewhat.
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful clear, golden amber with a big, fluffy beige head. Good lacing. Malty, pine hop aroma with a touch of candy sweetness. Pretty nice. Sweetish malty and pine hop flavour. A bit tart. Faint plastic notes, but not so much that it interferes with the experience. Dry, bitter liquorice finish with a lingering grassy note. Overall pretty nice, but the bitterness feels kind of ’fresh’ (in a bad way) for lack of a better word. Otherwise it would had scored higher overall. 10.09.10.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/2/10 notes: tap, in LA. Color is copper with nice lacing. Aroma is biscuit, toffee, minerals and cut grass. Flavor jumps out with caramel and a good lightening hop touch. Lots of toasted toffee, brown bread, and earthy notes through the middle. Finishes with moderate bitterness and length. Very enjoyable, though the serving I had probably wasn’t the freshest.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with a rich creamy off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a tasty but subtle crystal malt base with massive hop bitterness. Lots of pine and grapefruit taste.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Nice amber beer with a beige/yellowish lasting creamy head. Floral fruity aroma, grassy, pine needles, milky notes and some alcohol in a good way. Some tropical fruits. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, some fruit, metallic and with perfume notes. Long bitter finish.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white/beige head aroma malts spices some fruits and hops taste malts spices some fruits and a bitter hop finish
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a large fluffy head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of sour apple.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly disappointing, other than the appearance. Usually this brewery does ok with the more modest ales, but this one has a lot of raw vitamin B yeast stink in the nose and the other aromatic components are just kinda ordinary and clunky. Worse, the mouth experience is remarkably sour, like fruit juice gone bad. Quite likely infected (at least I hope so).
petexner (805) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. great fruity aroma, amber color and great head. dry bitter taste with long palate.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle (best before Jan 19, 2011) - Pours amber with a huge, billowy off-white head. The aroma is of citrus accented hops and caramel malt. The flavor has heavily hopped bitterness with the malts taking a back seat. It struck me as a touch watery and the hops could be a little more crisp. It’s enjoyable though.