Yves (1988) - 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 (19683) - 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 (5625) - 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. Flavourís yeasty, lightly spicy, a bit watery and fruity. Dry finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.
omhper (18367) - TyresŲ, 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 (8508) - SkŲvde, 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 (5183) - 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 (4935) - GŲteborg, 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.
garthicus (2482) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to Tupalev. Exploded upon opening, serious mess nicely cleaned up by GregClow. Appearance: Golden red, large off white head. Aroma: Super hoppy, vanilla, nutty, some tangerine, mango and sherbet. Flavour: Nutty, malt, spice, some dryness, mild mouth feel, light carbonation and a slight bitter finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-08-27. Hazy red brown body with a massive foamy beige head that fades. Ɠ+) Aroma is mild, light fruit with a touch of dandelion like character. Ɨ+) Flavour is similar with a light bitterness, light dandelion like flora/vegetation and muted malt. Smooth average to light palate is lightly carbonated, probably spent after the gusher on opening. Simple, mild but rather pleasant. Bottle c/o Tupalev
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from a private order. Nice orange pour, exploding white head (gushing from the bottle but not off or infected thankfully - it was expensive!). Once it settled nose of cascade hops and sweet malt - very American IPA like. Taste is excellent- lotsof hops, mix of cascade citrus and more earthy sort as well. Lots of earthy and sweet malt. Dry finish. Sweet. An excellent American IPA/APA mix, well worth it.