shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the very first round of my very own annual Beer of the Year tournament. Sixteen great beers from around the world, elimination style bracket, good times for all. This was a very interesting beer, but unfortunately could not stand up to the awesome drinkability of the St Sylvestre 3 Monts. When poured, the appearance is definitely cloudy from the yeast. With the beer being organic and unpasteurized, there is certainly plenty of yeast, and it’s a little difficult to retain. Still, the color is nice- lazy golden amber, little to no head. Aroma is very remniscent of sherry; with woodiness, nuts, and tannins; very oaky (Could be a little corked). Nonetheless, it is very complex, and very intriguing. The body is rather light, but not watery, with just a hint of carbonation. The taste is much better- an undeniable nuttiness, again sherry and dry wine notes, with a bit of green apple and apricot crispness, remniscent also of a dry, frech cider. Overall, the bottle conditioning definitely imparts an oaky, winey character, ending with a short, sharp finish. I think this would have had a better chance of winning, but unfortunately the guests were a bit intimidated by the large chunks of yeast in the glass...
gowdy (858) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. hay, grass, pale, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, light body, oily feel,
Quack-Duck (8391) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy golden yellow, large and fluffy head. Very fruity and malty, slightly hoppy. Hints of lemon and grapefruit.
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
La mejor cerveza biologica que he probado. Pero la verdad no son muchas. Son demasiado caras para como saben.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
65cl bottle from Carrefour, Calais. Gold colour with thick lasting white head. Toffee on aroma. Toffee in mouth. Not a wonderful beer, some hop on end. Hop is a tad soapy. Not that great.
Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle corked from Party Town. Poured clear yellow color with a minimal fizzy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet corky finish of moderate duration. Soft beer with average character.
Palidor19 (3051) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer has almost no flavor of any kind. the malts are weak, no hop bitterness and a weak palate. as crazy as it seems this would work best for the morning drinker. Its not terrible but its below average.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma has malt, syrup, and some yeast but it’s light. The appearance is golden with some haze and particles and a small head. The flavor is light and grainy with a touch of sour mash and Alka-Seltzer. The palate is thin. Overall it’s not good but maybe it’s old.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with a white head. Very much aroma of caramel, malt and toffee-like. Flavour of malt, caramel and very little of hops not so clean taste but very refreshing and very easy to drink.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of tbone_. Pours a slightly hazy, golden with a dense, white head. Sourish, malty aroma. Medium in body with fairly sweet malts and then some fruity or floral accents. Has a vague, underlying tartness, but absolutely no bitterness. 090407