Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Sample provided by Yespr, thanks a buch. Clear brown, no head.
strong malty and hoppy aroma. You would not be able to guess the ABV from aroma, but You would probably guesstimate it in the teens.
flavor is hoppy, boozy, sweet malty, very hoppy, citrussy tinge too. Hoppy booze. yea!. Overall flavor was much better than i had expected. It actually works.[7-2-8-3-15]=3.5
bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar strongest beers of the world tasting
clear chestnuft brown, no head. aroma of strong hops, alc. flaovr is strong hoppy, strong malty, alc. well hidden. Overall taste is very nice, you would guess the alc. way lower, actually tasted like beer.[7-2-7-3-16]=3.5
original rate stays.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared by yespr at Ølbutikken, Very appreciated.
Pours an amber colour with no head.
A strong alcoholic aroma with a lot of fruity sweetness and a hoppy kick hits the nose.
Flavour is dominated by alcohol, with notes of hops and a hint of caramel and toffee. Very intense and with a long lasting after taste and throat burn.
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at Ølbutikken - THX Jesper! Pours a clear light orange with no head. Smells of alcohol and some hops. First is a fiery alco burn, then you discover piny hopsaromas and some residual sugars. Dry finish with more alcoburn and hints of caramel. Interesting.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by yespr. Thanks a lot! Clear deep amber with no head. Very sweet grassy hoppy aroma. Loads of caramel and alcohol. The flavour is heavy stuff. Loads of hops mixed with a bunch of caramel and sweet alcohol. Quite tasty. Oily texture. To the extreme.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010. Generously poured taster. Still golden with a handful of bubbles in the glass. Amazing nose of hop oil, fruits, caramel, toffee, pine and alcohol. The flavour is extremely concentrated - syrupy caramel, toffee and hops and hops and hops....The finish is huge with a lingering hoppy yet whisky finish and a noticeable warmth from the alcohol. Hype and gimmick aside this is extreme yet something very drinkable.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of grass, hops, pine needles and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, grape fruits and alcohol with notes of pine needles.
Warming alcoholic and dry hoppy finish.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 4cl sample @Beer Hunters, Pori
Deep ruby-copper color, no head. Very strong nose: pine, pine needles, fresh hop pellets, herbs and alcohol. Thick palate, but a bit thinner than in TNP. Very hoppy bitter front. Flavor has mainly licorice, salt and resin. Very warming, almost burning aftertaste - like drinking Vodka schnapps. 4 cl is more than enough. TNP is actually quite good beer, but don’t believe the hype with this one.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks yespr. Clear reddish amber with no head. Sweet aroma with alcohol, toasted malt, dried druits and hoppy notes. Extremely sweet flavour with ripe fruits, caramel, loads of hops, pine and plenty of alcohol. Finished bitter and sweet. Boozy stuff. I liked the Penguin being dry but this one was way to sweet I’m afraid.
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, citrus, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of caramel, but also a bit of dextrose - a bit of a drawback. The flavor is very sweet and very powerful with strong notes of dextrose (a drawback), caramel, alcohol, as well as a good hop presence. The alcohol burns my palate. But unfortunately the hops can’t hide the dextrose. Too much for my weak palate. Huge thanks yespr for sharing this low-ABV beer ;-)
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Papsø, thanks to Yespr!
Hazy amber color; a few thin bubbles disappear quickly. Very nice hop aroma, fruity, a bit sweaty; fine alcohol too; actually the combination of alcohol and hops gives a nice result.
There should be caramel flavor, but with all the alcohol, the attention is quickly detoured; the mouthfeel, even if not thick, is extremely oily; there is some toffee and liquorice flavor.
The bitterness is massive but purposeless, the palate, besides being busy with all this, is not so interesting; it’s even a bit dusty. My mouth will burn with hops and alcohol for the next hour, I would prefer a Bowmore for that.
The aroma is very nice, but overall it’s not a beer I will crave for.