Plovmand (7809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was by far the best beer I tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Hazy orange color. Aroma is light smoke, honey and sweet malts. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavor is smoked but very well balanced, banana and candy. A very nice one!
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Danske ÖLdager i Köbenhavn:Hazy red colour,flat head.
Aroma is tar,smoky, som malts in the anonymius way. Flavor is almost the same, smoky,some malts who gives it a nice balance. Medium to full body, medium smokey finish.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow head, orangy colour. Faint smokyness to the nose. Well balanced smoke and wheat flavor Light in body without being thin.
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge creamy beige head that lasted 10 minutes or so. Very impressive display of thick lacework. Light cloudy amber colour. Perfect appearance in my book! Wheat, caramel, fruit and light notes of smoke. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Sweet and light bitter flavour. Sweet and bacon like smoked finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Murky brown-auburn body with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of banana, soap, cereal, and sugary peat malt. Noticable alcohol heft and otherwise some fusel-type qualities. Smokey and fruity flavours including pears and bananas. A bit too sweet.
Enjoyed a pint at Cole’s in Buffalo on April 28, 2007.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Cole’s. Cloudy orange/copper, thin light tan head. Nose is clove, bananna, fruity malt, bubblegum Flavor is bubblegum, clove, juicy malt, fruit, a hint of alcohol
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the growler a cloudy dark orange leaving a thick tan head in its wake. The aroma is fantastic, smokey, malty, brown sugar, candied wheat, banana, cloves, and just a touch of boozey aromatics to this herbal sweet fragrance. The taste starts hot with a warming alcohal presence that makes this prime for sipping from there the beer starts playing with your palate sweet, savory, malts, leaving you yearning for more! There is a wheat, nutty, feel on the palate very minimal hop presence followed by some overipened banana as well this offering is lightly carbonated and goes down to easy for a 8% beer. I’m actually very disappointed that I might not get another chance to try this gem but I’ll enjoy while I can. Great job Brooklyn.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Coles- Wasn’t really sure what beer to start the evening off with but this one seemed very inviting. It had a good full wheat flavor, sweet and balanced with a non overtaking smokiness. It was really subtle and went extremely well with my entree. A hop presence was really sensed in the finish but I remember it being a nice dry finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown. Cloudy amber body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet smoked aroma with a light banana background. Nice smoked flavor with a banana background with some caramel hints and a dry smoked ending.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the Brooklyn Brewery.
Aroma: sweet, cloves, banana, cinnamon, wheat, some smoke, yeast.
Appearance: turibd raisin colour w/ some pale foam.
Flavour: well balanced, sweet and full-bodied.
Palate: Smooth but fizzy. Soft.