otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: gilded orange sparkling in the sunlight with a touch of haze. Not a gusher but still very active and vibrant under a full creamy head of white. Swirls with lace.
Nose: lemon peel and lemon oils, key lime peel and key lime oils. Freshly peeled tangerines. Pulpy in the back with hints of pith and dry stringy endocarp. White pepper tickles along the edges and in the back.
Palate: lemon, white pepper, and Indian spices. Bitter rind along the edges and in the finish, lingering atop my tongue creating a thirst for more. Flavor forward with a decent chill and as it warms up, the flavor focus shifts to the back of each swallow. Earthen and musky – of the orchard in bloom.
Final Thoughts: not nearly as complex or refreshing as the grapefruit wood in the Dos Costas Oeste series from Cigar City Brewing. Good and drinkable but not very memorable.
Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Hay and citrus in the aroma. Spicy taste, citrus, phenols.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma fillied with spicy pepper, some citrus and a touch of fresh wood. Sweetish spicy and fruity flavour
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange color with a huge white head. The lemon certainly comes through, as does yeast and a strong pepper aroma. A mild spiciness, some lemongrass, and a touch of straw. The flavor has a good balance of sweetness from the bready malt and dryer, more earthy characteristics. Plenty of lemon, wood, lemongrass, straw, and pepper to make things interesting. Good yeastiness on the flavor as well.
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad I have the other woods to try cause this was great. Really crisp and refreshing with peppery spice and acidic tartness at the finish. Crisp drinkable and interesting.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Cloudy apricot color, white head. Wood, yeast, alcohol scent. Acidic, lemon, lactic, grainy, alcohol taste. Bitter and grainy aftertaste. Alcohol presence. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Please tone down the alcohol to make it more drinkable and fresh.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange with a small head. The aroma holds citrus, spices, bread and light phenols. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with citrus, spices, yest, phenols and bread. The mouthfeel is round with a light carbonation. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy orangish golden with a frothy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and spicy with lemon hard candy, hay, barnyard, pineapple, mango, dry soil, lemon zest, ginger, orange zest, dry soil and hints of wheat crackers. Taste is very sweet and very tiny sour with lemon juice, lemon hard candy, cereal, wood, hay, dry soil, pineapple, cloves, mango, alcohol, white pepper and gummi candy. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, slightly round, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny sour with mango, lemon juice, lemon zest, dry soil, lemon candy, cloves and alcohol. Way too sweet, way too boozy... A mess...
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours cloudy orange golden with a small off white head. Aroma is nicely yeasty funky fruity citric spicy and malty. Flavor is sweet acidy fruity in front, yeasty malty and tingely acidy in middle finishing with a nice citric bitter and spicy aftertaste.
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy golden/yellow, small head. Yeasty, sweetish aroma, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Citrus flavor, a bit strange, perfume, yeast, sweet, grape fruit. Not a beer from me.