Christian (12301) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy pale amber with a lasting off-white head. Oh, what an aroma! U/nique combination of spice and citrus! Lots of pepper, some orange and pineapple, and a unique touch of cedar, not unlike brettanomyces. Sweet and spicy flavour with lots of fruity hop chracter, and plenty cedar. Reasonably bitter with lots of wooden aftertaste. The sweetness could have been on the cloying side if I didnít have to share the bottle...
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin lacing off white head. Nice peppery hops in aroma, with celery salt notes, very nice. In mouth, biscuitty malts with light wooden notes, peppery, quite nice and smooth. On tap at Willards, Jan 5 2011.
Benzai (12187) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Joes for sharing. Color is dark orange and cloudy. Smell and taste are really good, you can really taste the cedar aging in this beer. Nice full body, nice carbonation.
mcberko (11936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours hazy bright orange with a big white head. Aroma is very spicy, with chili pepper-like spice, slight citrus and cedar. Flavour is also very spicy, with the cedar upfront and citrus hops further back. The barrels give this a very odd flavour and texture. Interesting, but not close to as good as the regular Jai Alai.
bierkoning (11870) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange golden color. White pepper, cedar wood and apricot in the aroma. peppery oily hopbitter flavor with loads of cedar wood, white pepper and apricot. The aftertaste is that like a wooden cigarbox. Well made and satisfyingly balanced. Very dry mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle-pours a big off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, cedar/some pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, cedar/pine/earthy hops with a slight bite.
thewolf (11841) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Pours lovely, clear amber with a medium, nice creamy, slightly off-white head. Great lacings. Aroma has mild wood, apricot, white pepper, peach and sweet crispy malts. Mild, light prickly carbonation, great dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is very elegant and still quite complex. Very bitter, but the wood kinda soaks it up a bit and softens everything out wonderfully. Peach, white pepper, apricot, red apple. Long lingering bitter finish. Absolutely wonderful beer.
Pinball (11791) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange, small white head.
very nice fruity hoppy aroma, some spices.
flavor is woody, hoppy, bitter, flowery. faint sweet malts, ends very nicely bitterhoppy and sweet woody.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cigar, cedar and earthy hops with biscuit and straw malt, and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with cedar, cigars, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Immyís Backyard Throwdown. Didnít catch whose this was, but thanks! Pours an amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, bitter resiny notes and light peppery wood notes. Taste is bitter, resiny hops but sadly I canít find any notes from the wood. Medium bodied.