UXO (1135) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 Advent Calendar #19, 310ml, no bottle date or best before.
Pours hazy pale amber with some particulate, three fingers of foamy medium beige head, good retention, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, grassy hops with some very distant citrus and pine. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium to full body, moderate to low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (3/5)
Malt forward, with grassy hops somewhat to the background, so it’s already not my favourite type of DIPA. Add to that a somewhat off-putting aftertaste that I can’t identify, and it’s less than a winner in my book. Credit where credit is due, though: the ABV is pretty well-behaved. I’m guessing this is somewhat past its best before and would have been better had it been fresher. (That head is a little exaggerated, but the way - at first it was looking like no head would develop, so I got a bit overaggressive in the pour. Could have been poured with a decent fat finger of head, had I known what to expect.) Not bad, and probably worth a try, but not worth trying again. (12/20)
Gerbeer (2694) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
310 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with white floating sediment and moderate head. Aromas of brown sugar and malt extract. Flavors of bitter resiny hops, grass and toasted malts. A bit skunky. Meh.
reebtogi (5195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles to reveal some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some caramel notes. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop bitterness with a grainy caramel malty sweetness. There is a bit of an off putting aftertaste that is a bit annoying as this is an otherwise well crafted brew. Worth trying only one time.
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden hazy colour with a layer of white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is pine, citrus and malty caramel. Taste is bitter up front, pine, booze, and sweet malts. Finish is bitter, with some malty sweetness, medium bodied, with a fair amount carbonation. Not horrible but not much flavour for a DIPA.
madsberg (11170) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Light amber coloured. Unclear. Small light beige head. Aroma. Herbs, vegetables, some flowers and frtuits. Falvour. Herbs, flowers, caramel, light citrus. Medium bodied. Ends herbal bitter.
sunevdj (3570) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Jesper’s. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet and quite bitter. Lots of grassy hops notes mixed with the high bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long, very bitter finish.
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, hops and notes of alcohol.
joergen (24790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear amber colored with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Fruity flavor of caramel and hops with notes of chocolate.
Ungstrup (32218) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, metal, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
yespr (37624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
60 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine and dry herbal hoppy. Toasted malty, grapefruity. Bitter and herbal. Dry and toasted malty. Dry and herbal finish.