TBone (11749) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled @SBWF 2009
Hazy red color, small steady off-white head. A bit hoppy, fruity, sugary and yeasty aroma. Fruity - Belgian yeasty flavor. Peach, some hops. Finishes to sweetness then ... fades away.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from jimmay. slow gusher. pours dark orangish brown with a thick tan head. aroma of pale malt and c hops. the flavours are typical pale ale but the bottle conditioning has dried this out nicely. there is a lingering peppery bitterness that quite enjoyable. probably not as fresh as it could have been but still quite nice.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ( 750ml ). Shared by gregclow with me, blankboy, garthicus, jerc and mabel. Gusher!! BIG gusher. When it settled down, poured a cloudy amber-ruby with a large foamy/frothy beige head and visible flaky floaties. Aroma of sharp, dry yeast, mild alcohol, generic fruity sweetness and some balancing herbal/citrus zest bitterness. The taste followed, really juicy and balanced, if spicy. Chewy mouthfeel but soft and light, with a longish grassy/citrus linger. I really liked it.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber coloured beer, with medium white head and no carbonation. Spicy sweet aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is malty roasted with a sweet touch ending bitter.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2009. Hazy amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is hops, herbs, mild earth as well as some notes of wood. Flavour is fruity hops, grass, mild notes of wood and aome mild sweetness.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o tupalev. Massive gusher! Wow. Pours a cloudy amber with lots of tiny sediment and a large frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with a good amount of spices along with sweet malt, yeast and fruit. Flavour’s yeasty, lightly spicy, a bit watery and fruity. Dry finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy amber, brief head. Mango-like hops, bread and resin up front. Sweetish and soft, medium bodied with low carbonation. Resiny mango hops dominate. Soft and alive, but a bit too resiny.
rlgk (9033) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2009. Orange/amber color, small head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with some berry notes. Malty fruity flavor, berries, some hops. Dry hoppy finish.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2460-20090827] 750mL bottle. Lemon fruit cake aroma has some apple yeast and mild ginger hints. Murky, dark red body with a huge foaming long-lasting tan head. More lemon bitter yeast in the flavour with more apple skins and a mild cola syrup finish. Medium body has a light finish. Interesting complexity, nice yeast characteristics.
(c/o tupalev, w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at SB&WF. Hazy copper/amber, medium off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, with notes of yeast. Meidum bodied and smooth. Dry with a long bitter finish.