PotjeBier (1389) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Pale blonde color, hazy. Large white rocky head. Aroma’s boast out of the glass: citrus, resin, herbal hops, very refreshing, acidic almost, with something funky retronasal (smoke? wood?). Flavor is very mild in comparison, grainy, lightly bitter. Body is thin. Medium bitter finish, more aroma than bitter from the hops. Slightly dry. Interesting, but a big difference between aroma & flavor.
Erasmus_ro (1132) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Tap @ Beer Temple 08/09/12 Pours a hazy yellow with a large, white head. Aroma is kiwifruit, loads of exotic fruit. Taste is lots of kiwifruit, passion fruit, grapefruit, light dry maltiness on the finish. Aftertaste is the exotic fruit line-up again. Palate is light.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a slightly greenish tinge. Minimal head though i suspect this one was not capped properly. Aroma is full of bready yeast. I am really not getting much else. Unfortunately I seemed to have missed all the expected hop aromas. Flavours are a little bland as once again I am really only getting the yeast. None of the expected hop bitterness. Average at best.
fletchfighters (997) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-- Poured a cloudy honey yellow color, with a fluffy bright white head that settled to a one finger in height. Pretty obvious lively carbonation and a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention to the beer.
S-- Sweet and spicy hops with a Belgian like biscuit malt smell. Has a fresh cut grass smell to this. Smells a lot like a NZ Sav Blanc. Grass smell becomes larger as it warms up.
T-- Spicy hops first and the biscuit malt does kick in. Very lively carbonation again in this. A lot of grassy tones to this with, some lemon as well.
M-- Lots of carbonation, already said that though. Very crisp and fresh tasting. Lot of lemon and fresh cut grass to this. Hop flavor is fairly reserved and does not hammer away at you like others in this style do. More of an acidic taste and feel. Just a bit of a pine feel at the very end, not big though.
D-- . Heavy grassy tones and this carries it well. Needs a bigger grapefruit presence though as the lemon does become enough after a bit. Malt character is quite interesting and a good touch.
MJGG (913) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes explosifs de fruits tropicaux (fruit de la passion, mangue, goyave). Robe blonde, légèrement trouble, petite dentelle et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, un malt croustillant supporte le houblon très fruité et aromatique en procurant de délicates notes de pain blanc. Finale sèche et amère. Très aromatique et particulièrement juteux et fruité. Excellent !
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml bottle on 15/5/2010. Has an unusual yeasty citrus aroma - as claimed on the label, it’s orange that comes immediately to mind. This one was packed with as much yeast sediment as I’ve found in a beer. Flavour wise, it’s as curious as its aroma. Citrus fruits predominate (orange again, and some lemon) but the big hop kick which is promised just doesn’t eventuate, with the bitterness moderate at best.
Pyobon (852) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Poured a hazy straw with a good white head. Lovely aroma - mainly citrus with hints of tropical fruit, particularly passionfruit. Medium body with excellent full carbonation. Great flavour with hops apparent from start to finish, but not dominated by bitterness, and the hop contribution evolves through the taste, with a gentle fruity contribution at the start moving to a decent bitter finish. At the start the lemony / tropical fruits of the aroma are present. the flavour develops some peppery spice and nice biscuity malt and then winds up with a long pleasant bitter finish. Overall a very nice beer that is all about the hops, without them overwhelming with bitterness. There’s an nice breadth of flavour in this refreshing beer.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold, nice head and lacing. Deliciously fresh hop aroma which morphs as you drink it, starting off like a cross between Alpha Pale Ale and LCPA of old, then progressing to lemon marmalade, subtle Galaxy-esque weediness and NS-style grapiness. If they are using Galaxy (or something similar) they’re getting impressively refined character out of it. The flavour doesn’t really deliver on what the aroma promises, but it still goes alright. Initial hop flavour is good, malt is slight and a little milky but the whole lot trails away very quickly. Bitterness barely registers, but as the malt has disappeared by then it’s probably for the best. I was initially let down but then I realised I got through a few bottles in no time flat, so they must be doing something right. But it’s hard not to want a bit more guts after a great aroma like that.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma has some soft citrus and sulfur, not over the top but not too enjoyable. Some nutty malt character in there too. Light mouthfeell, the malt comes through more that the hops which is strange for a supposably hoppy beer. Its definitely not cloying and could be something you could drinka lot of. ome interesting citrus and stonefruit flavours come through with some spicy esters. Seems a bit muddled. Pretty good but not the best from this brewer.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle. Big orange and citrus aromas. Hops from start to lingering finish. A very enjoyable beer.