berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a big white head and excellent lacing. Served at near room temperature the aroma is citrus and banana. The taste is sweet with banana and spices. Very good and hides the alcohol quite nicely.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a big light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma withlight yeast and light dried fruit. Rich malt and yeast flavor with spice and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Rich malt and yeast linger with spice and light banana.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, herbal, floral, peach, dry, mild phenols, rich belgian esters of baked pear. Surprisingly hoppy. Flavors are sage, herbal, floral, medium phenols. Hoppy. Toasted coriander. Mildly bready. Dry with bright carbonation.
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This was somewhat a dissapointment. It lacks the balance of the regular offerings from this brewer. The yeast is cloying and the alohol too strong.
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale with a white head.
Eastery and yeasty and unbalanced brew.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy deep blonde color with a large off white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma consists of fruity esters and spice with some herbal and grassy hoppy notes and sweet malt. Spice really comes out in the taste, evened out with some soft fruit notes of apple and grape, and a solid backing of doughy sugars. Dry and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is is fuller bodied, with lively carbonation.
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75 L corked and wired bottle, enjoyed at Papsoe’s summer tasting. Thanks to yespr for sharing. Pours a shady bright golden, topped by a firm off-white head. At first, an inviting floral aroma with a whiff of lavender. Then some coriander seeds, mild spices in general, and a whiff of fruity yeast. Taste is gently sweet. Medium malty, toffee and caramel. Lots of spices and floral tones, nicely integrated. Fresh fruity yeast tones. Just enough bitterness to balance. Smooth, fairly hot in the mouth. Spices, mostely coriander linger in warming finish. [14.07.12]
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, thanks Mikko M! Hazy golden color with long lasting creamy head. Sweetish aroma with herbal hops on top, apricot, clove, pepper and citrusy corinder a bit more on the background. Rich fruity flavor with apricot, pear, citrus, coriander, herbal hops, pepper and clove. Medium to full body. Good balanced taste, spiciness is fairly restrained which allows nice fruitiness to come through. There is some warming alcohol but this is deceitfully drinkable.
Cinctus (161) - - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Utterly delicious. Pours with a wonderful brown gradient, some sediment. Malty aroma, and a delicate, rich flavour.
WilleLW (177) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colour with a large white fluffy head. Smell of malt and yeast with some bread and light fruits, some pear/apple. Possibly some aroma of banana. Taste of yeast, some alcohol, soft fruit tones with some sweetness. Taste of pear and some flowers with a nice little dark fruity finish.