kermis (11261) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shaped at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours cloudy blonde with a ring white head. Aroma of fruity peppers, light mango, apricot and other fruits. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and bitter. Pepper heat showing up fairly strong in the first sip and building with each after. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Interesting, but certainly wouldn’t want to drink the whole bomber by myself.
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the last Molen monthly tasting.
No head. Cloudy blond pour. Plenty of spiciness. Not my cup of tea. Too spicy
biirusaikou (2585) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at SL Beer Hall. Don’t get much apricot, more mango-like fruitiness followed by plenty of red pepper. Decently fruity and not overly spicy unlike Californian crazy spice beers, fun drink in small serving.
RW80 (2052) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 6fl bomber Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a small white head on there. Leaving no lacing. Aroma: yeast and wheat and Appricots and potatoes. , Taste is a bit sweet up front, some light tartness and some peppery heat which builds up with each sip. Further taste reveals Apricot and Lemonade, with a bit of Potatoe starch and chudney tones.
thin body, below average carbonation.
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BCS. Fruity again, apricot, light tropical fruit. Taste is initially fruity then the chilli comes in. Nice warmer, not a burner. Fairly thick.
chinchill (4337) - South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 This beer is mildly sweet, being considerably more tart, but really packs some heat. The heat builds nicely with repeated consumption. Apricots contribute nicely.
Should work well with Asian cuisine.
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy dark golden color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose has yeast and wheat and some light fruit, but no peppers to it. Taste is a bit sweet up front with some generic heat, but not an overabundance of flavor.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[2/24/15] Draught at Burnside Brewing in Portland. Nice shiny cloudy yellow. Aroma of wheat, fruitiness, candy and a vegetal note. Sweet fruity flavor with candy and a hot chili finish. Light-bodied. Not my thing.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Burnside Brewing, Portland. Colour is very cloudy golden with small thick creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, wheat, spices, pepper and malts. Too spicy and hot for me.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Dave. Very hazy pale yellow, lasting white head. Aroma is an odd blend of fresh cut vegetation and apricots, a bit sweaty. Flavour of celery, apricots, grass with pale unobtrusive malts. Lasting prickly heat deep in the throat. I didn’t mind this, even though it’s clearly a structural mess.