KnutAlbert (6339) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold/ruby beer. Modearate aroma, a whiff of yeast, perhaps. Spicy, the elements blend very well together - shaken, not stirred. Fine crisp bitter zing in the finish. Very drinkable.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2009, thx to Jeppe!, complex bitter brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the rake. Aroma has an inital kick of chocolate malt + some toffee malts, but a lightly tannic woodyness and floral citrus hoppyness comes in and smoothes it out, some yeasty esters too. Taste is very interesting, toffee malts comes but are washed away quickly by a citrus even verging on plasticy hop character thats then cleaned off with bitterness. The alc is really well hidden here and the carbonation is very soft. I could have easily sat and drank the whole bottle in a matter of minutes, but i was working so had to go sit in the sun.
caesar (5567) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden color, short head. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Decent IPA.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls. Pours an orange copper body with a white head. Pine, dry earth kindling, a bit oxidized with some herbal but skunk y greens. A buddy vine y spicy finish. Odd ball, i enjoyed it.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Beautiful bottle label. Pours a nice orange hue with a puffy white head. The nose is musty and earthy with some very ’noble’ hops, lots of deep creamy body hops and a light citrus note. Nice balance to the malts in the mouthfeel and a light snappy tail with some of the hops and malts. Seems more of an experience than a great beer. Good idea though, who else has explored simply the history of a style to exploit prices? Although I’m sure they probably took a loss in the end, as did everyone who ever carried/bought or drank this beer, it’s still a good idea and an interesting story to tell. Earthy british IPAs by boat though aren’t a novel idea. Every british bitter is undergoing the same process as we speak for regular prices.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Vinens Verden, Odense, DK.
Orange-amber with white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor with spices and (vintage-) hop balance
gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish/orange with a large white head. A lot of malt in both the aroma and taste, not that hoppy. I think that the bottle was on the old side. Still quite good but not that fresh anymore.
Borresteijn (5180) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, wood, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruity, wood, a bit salty, caramel, bitter funkiness coming through in the end. Weird.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by j12601. Pours a medium copper and a decent lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty toasty malts, some staleness- nothing quite fresh- oak vanilla, some earthy piney hops- not over the top just medium to light. Flavor is toasty, tannins, vanilla, oak, medium caramel some carapils,medium sweetness, toffee earthy hops, grass, mint pine, some salty mineral and dust character, and light citrus-some tobacco hints as well- medium bitterness. Just tastes like either an aged IPA or an IPA that someone didn’t add enough hops to.