olio (4838) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. BBE 2014.
Pours clear pale yellow color with a large foamy head. Aroma of soap, citrus, spices, herbs and caramel notes. Flavor of citrus, soap, butter, mild fruits, spices and some toffee.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home, BBE 2014
Aroma has lots of soapy citrus. Also hints of honey, malt and hay. Lots of CO2 on palate. Flavour has citrus and some honey and hay. Slightly sticky palate. Easy-going and decent.
tiong (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBE 2014 -
Pours light yellow with a large bubbly head. Aroma of mild spicy fruits and malts. Taste is slightly fruity with some notes of berries, spices, malts and earthy notes. Finish is fruity and carbonated with some spicy notes. Okay, slightly unbalanced.
sulawang (502) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy amber yellow, decent sized foamy head, layer of micro CO2 retention, sticky lacing all around, plentiful active CO2 streams. Sugared malts on the nose. Drinks with an extremely smooth and creamy mouthfeel, apricots, grapefruit tang/bitterness, malts, 6/10-sweetness level, finishes clean with a slight warmth. Minor alcohol detection throughout. Medium complexity, med-high depth, short-med length, good carry, good transitions, excellent drinkability. Superb quality beer.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Fruity estery aroma with light yeast. Malt and light yeast flavor with light fruity esters. Medium bodied. Malt and light earth lingers with light yeast and light fruit.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Robin and Stefaan @ Avoriaz. Light hazy golden blond coloured beer with a medium white head and lots of carbonation. Rather hoppy and grassy hinted aroma with a sweet veggy touch. Medium to full palate. Finish is light sweet bitter hoppy with a short herby ending. Not really convincing actually. I prefer the original.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy lemon gold with frothy white head that dissipates rather slowly. Aroma is earthy, mild barn yard, lemon zest and herbal notes. Flavor is a mix of candi sugar, rose, mild raisin/brown sugar. Body is light to medium with a lot of carbonation.
Grzesiek79 (2755) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
cereal, spruce, citrus, dough, banana, pale, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
thomat (1800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a small white head. Fruity with spicy notes. malt, fruit and spices. Medium to full body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle/750ml - Pours a clear pale straw yellow in color with a medium foamy white head that quickly settled to a small covering over the beer. Aroma is strong of Belgian yeasts light fruits (apple, grape, pear) and some spicy hops. Flavor is quite fruity/estery with plenty of green apples, some lemon and pears... perhaps some stone fruit as well. A bit of the hops with some of their bitterness. Carbonation adds some sparkle. Bready yeasts are also present throughout. A bit of "funk" at the end. Quite pleasant and very easy drinking. The flavor would stand up to more alcohol, but that is definitely not needed in this very excellent beer.