FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere)
Lovely fruity hop aroma, sweet malts behind. Hazy gold, persistent head. Fresh hops, some gingery spiciness. Smooth palate. Good balance, Some toffee sweetness. Perfumey hops return for the finish.
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke. Pours hazy orangey amber with a beautiful head. Nice orange fruit hoppiness. Complex orange fruit, caramel flavours, overall very well- balanced. Thumps up.
flip_soeperman (598) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
citrus, caramel, soapy, orange, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, astringent. Not bad, but a little too soapy/bubblegummy for me. Might be columbus hops? Quite an interesting woody bite with some faint roastyness which makes it an interesting beer.
hopbel (19) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superlekker bier. Mooie naar oranje neigende kleur met een witte dikke schuimkraag. Geurend naar citrusvruchten. Denk een combinatie te proeven van fuggles en cascade, zal het eens naspeuren. Echte aanrader
Lowenbrau (1937) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Courtesy of Martinus. Shared with lupuloferoz. Caramel, citrus aromas. Pours dark gold-orange, with nice white head, persistent, some lacing. Medium body, crispy texture, average carbonation. Taste is orange, citrusy, caramel, quite bitter. Balanced, refreshing and very enjoyable. Nice one!
PotjeBier (1686) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber @ home, on International IPA Day. Hazy orange color. Dense, rocky, off white head with some retention. Aroma’s: flowery hops, some resin/pine & citrus, some malty sweetness. More citrussy retronasal. Flavor is bitter, with malty sweetness for balance. Medium to full bodied. Long, herbal & bitter finish. Really excellent!
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660 ml bottle at home - Pours clear dark orange with one of the creamiest heads I have ever seen, sticks like a mofo to the glass, beautiful. Aroma is is an explosion of citrus and exotic fruits; I get tangerine peel up front, peach and pineapple and soft malty and caramel notes in the back. Huge body with a incredible bitter mouthfeel, especially towards the end (before that, it is well balanced with the sweetness). Dry finish, a bit smoky. Taste of grapefruit peel, dark bitter chocolate, coffee beans (as if you eat them). Yeah folks, this is a beast, and I put right next to the Pliny The Elder. Well done!
laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 04/2014
Aroma is somewhat heavy with sweet fruitiness, resiny notes and some caramel. Flavour is somewhat sweet with caramel, fruity hops and distant gluey notes. Also some apricot. Hints of alcohol too, but it is not that disturbing. Too heavy, too sweet? I cannot tell.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours an unclear golden copper colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel, apricot, herbs and some alcohol. Flavour of sweet caramel, tangy grapefruity bitterness, overly ripe apricot, pineapple, herbs, some yeastiness and grass. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, dry finish where alcohol shows itself. Good.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere
Pours clear orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of floral hops, apricose, sweet stingy fruity hops and caramely malts. Taste is sweet, malty and floral with notes of stingy fruity hops and toffee. Finish is floral, malty and stingy with lingering bitterness and fruity caramely notes. Quite floral DIPA.