Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (tasting @tiong’s, thanks). Clear golden color. Huge size, white head, stays. Farty, fruity, citrus, yeast in aroma. Sweet, fruity soap, citrus and orange in taste. Citrusy hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. So-so brew.
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle - thanks to someone in the posse at tiongs!
Sweetish malts, some herbal hops, and a belgian yeast fingerprint in the aroma. Taste identical. So cookie-cutter, I feel like I’ve had this a hundred times. Smooth palate, a bit dull and flat. Drinkable, but boring.
biirusaikou (2305) - - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bieres Cultes. Average hoppiness with floral and citrus notes, earthy touch of pepper and herbs, drinks more like a belgian pale ale maybe, decent brew but probably not on par with Belgian stuff.
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33l at tiong’s, Espoo. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, some spices, Belgian yeast and malts.
tricksta_p (3002) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is floral, grass, spicy yeast, a bit perfumed, fruity, malt, tangerine, hops. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Medium bodied. Pretty good, well-balanced floral yeasty hoppy beer.
Beerheart65 (1322) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Advent Calendar beer No2. Pale yellow, bit hazy, sparkling, creamy head is off-white and sticks nicely giving lacing. Very Ipa’ish aroma, exotically fruity wit mango, pineapple, tangerine, caramel malt under this, nice. Fizzy, light, bitter, herbal notes, dry but fruity to long finish. Nice, fresh and refreshing. Probably really does work as aperitif. Enjoyed in Chimay glass... next time I’ll use tulip to keep the beautiful aroma lively and easier to catch.
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ale with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, light tropical fruits, OK. In mouth, biscuit malt with citrusy floral hops, a bit of Pledge cleaner, a bit thin bodied, OK. Bottle from Le Bon Marché, April 2015.
Moebbels (661) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly clear yellow body with a huge well-lasting white head. Nose is pretty dull with notes of pepper, rapeseed flowers, herbs and metal. Taste is bitter and somewhat harsh with a lingering bitter finish. Very high carbonation, foam keeps forming in the mouth. This was a pretty rough and boring IPA for my taste.
HopfenWeisse (1440) - - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cler golden bronze color with big fluffy head. Aroma is fruity and citrus. Flavor is caramel, malt, citrus.
JFF (97) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peut-être "drinkable", mais autrement pas beaucoup de caractère. Houblon peu présent pour le style "hybride ipa". Sinon belle apparence cuivré, très pétillant, bon équilibre.