MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at KØ09. Mild vanilla and mild citrus, nicely acetic. Cloudy yellow colour. Very small white head. The flavour is mild vanilla with a little sourness. Cigarbox. Mild but nice. Sweetish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split the last bottle over at Spuyten last night with PilsnerPeter. Thanks Peter for arranging this. I actually liked this beer quite a bit. Pours a nice slightly hazed golden with a nice fluffy white head and good lace. Aroma is vanilla, oaky woodiness, toasted malts, bready dough, light to moderate bourbon- more straight oak mixed with Belgian yeasty phenols- definitely no diacetyl in our bottle. Flavor is doughy phenolic, light fruity esters, toasted malts, fresh, woody bourbon, vanilla, and light char- smooth and full mouth feel that dries out a bit in the end. I love Local 1 and the bourbon barrel was very subtle so I really dug this beer.
Pinball (11402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 bottle shared by Garett Oliver at charlies, thanks a lot for the sample.
cloudy yell,w/small white head.
aroma is dry, dusty, brett, wood slightly spritty.
flavor is sweet, yellow fruits, dry.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Caramel, smoke and cotton candy. Light bodied. Nothing overly remarkable or memorable, but no glaring flaws either.
zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at HopCat for RBSG’10 - spicey, caramel, funky and sour tartness. Smooth body and tasty. bready malts, citrusy, orange and lemon. Some dry, musty notes. Touch of oaky wood on the finish.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with hardly any head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and spices. Medium body, notes of banana and other exotic fruits with a distinct chili spiciness and a whiff of phenols. Subdued bitterness. 170509
Theis (14464) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Thanks to Garrett Oliver. Nice bretty, wood, wheaty, orange, fruity, apples, citrussy, light banana, spicy, light bourbon, coconut, funky. Lovely pleasant.
yngwie (15377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, served by the brewer, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. A hazy, orange-golden beer with a rather small, off-white head. Bretty nose with citrus, spices, herbs, wheat and fruityness. There’s a little sweetness in the mouth, but it’s more on the bretty, barnyardy sour side, with some herbs and spices as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with barnyard, fruitynes and a spicy touch. A nice brett-infused beer, still maintaining it’s original flavors. (090517)
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Dickinsonbeer: (Last bottle at Spuyten) Pours a hazy golden with a nice dense white head. The aroma is oaky, slightly tannic, some soft bourbon/vanilla, peppery phenolics and underlying dry bread crust notes. Fluffy fee with a sweet and spicy flavor that dries out. Starts with a vanilla note from the bourbon at the fore- this initial sweetness is rounded with a soft doughy malt note and later peppery oak and subtle alcohol. Pretty nice, though a touch solventy. I have a theory that some of these bottles were infected, or just poorly conditioned based on some of the previous ratings.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color with a small head. Aroma has some faint spice with a little wood and brett and a hint of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little smooth bourbon and finishes very dry. Not bad overall.