MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle at Ealing Beer Festival.
Amber brown with a thin beige head that comes back easily with a swill. Nothing unsusal just some glorious Amarillo with an excellent malt base. Really good fruity notes. Lovely dry finish, very drinkable. Really good stuff.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Very hazy amber with a medium, lacy and quite lasting head. Fresh Amarillo aroma with caramely malt, but also some ashy "homebrew" feel - a bit like Nøgne IPA, with less fruitiness. The same solventy "homebrewness" continues in the flavor, along with a solid malty base, and aromatic-floral hopping. Finishes dry, bitter and mildly ashy. Medium-bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation. Very nice for a 4.5% brew, despite the unclean homebrew feel.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (160508)
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Grassy, fruity and floral aroma. Light amber color, beige head, good lace. Light fruity, floral, grassy, malty. Little thin, could need some body. Refreshing and flavorful.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Good yellowish, very fine head, leaving some lace over fully hazy amber-straw beer. And now for Amarillo jumping out of the glass, with a background of slight malt sweet, and dry hop bales finish. Very good nose. Soft citrussy hops in the taste, with lemonpeel, grapefruit and many yeasty esters. Thick, yeasty-creamy MF, medium bodied. Sample maybe too shaken (newly opened keg). Good, very aromatic beer, but ending a bit thin in the palate.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Average creamy white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Light cloudy golden color. The aroma of Amarillo came out with notes of dusty mild pine, apricot and light grape. Over the palate came lovely dusty sweet hoppy feel. Mild fruity and caramel notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated sweet and light bitter flavor. Dry and dusty hoppy like sweet apricot finish. Quit nice.
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked bottle at Ølfestival 2008, Århus
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma shows initially a powerful american hop, then elderflowers too. Dry and quite thin mouthfeel, too simple. Strong bitterness, with some good hop oils.
MiP (13774) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak hop aroma. Tbe flavour is quite yeasty. Some hops, fresh and grassy. Slightly rough hoppiness, but still nice enough. 7 3 6 3 14
Draught at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Draught, 4.5%. Very nice caramelly and slightly grassy aroma. Cloudy grey amber colour. Nice creamy tan head. Teaish and grassy hop flavour, good bitterness. Almost herbal finish. Cleansing bitterness. 7 3 6 3 16
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden with a nice, creamy head. The aroma is nicely hopped (fruity) with light notes of malt. The flavour has a lot of nice, fruity hops, citrus, pine & spruce, mango, a nice bitterness and a delicious caramel with light sweetness. It’s a beauty of a beer – with a LOT of flavour in few %!!
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich with hops and flowers. Dry bitter finish.