bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish tan with a small white head. Aroma of orange peels (peeled a few days ago), yeast, basement, lemon, florals, and herbs. Flavor of orange peel, ginger, yeast, floral, and biscuit.
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
#500 thanks to bu11zeye. murky gold pour with a thin layer of white froth. oranges, old orange peels and tang on the nose. easy on the palate with flavors of oranges and a tiny bit of ginger and floral notes. easy finish that is very reminiscent of the aroma.
gunnfryd (12439) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, yeast. Flavour is hop, fruit, yeast, malt. Nice beer.
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with jbrus. It poured a clear, golden body with an off-white head. Fruity, sour nose with some pale malt, and a good hoppyness. Hoppy, resiny and bitter, flavor with malt to give it balance. Medium body. Bitter finish, quite resiny. The beer starts off a bit boring, but the hoppyness makes it something interesting. It actually surprised me with it’s bitterness. (080509)
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Bierkoning. It’s a dark golden beer with a nice, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of citrus, mostly grapefruit, but also oranges and a bit of caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness, light notes of caramel, a somewhat harsh grapefruit and light hints of oranges. It’s very refreshing and nice, but a bit harsh/sharp. IMO it would be a real winner, if the grapefruit was a bit more subdued.
Ughsmash (7369) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many, many thanks to Edo for sending this my way.. I never would have thought to ask for it. Poured just slightly hazy golden with a bit of orange hue to it.. short, swirly cap of white head. The aroma was soft and seductive with lemon and sweeter bread upfront.. dry, tart lemon zest built up behind it.. subtle hints of earth, peppery spices, and honey also made a presence. The flavor had bready and pale malts at the core surrounded by an ample dose of lemon zest and earthy bitterness.. sticky, refreshing bitterness on the finish. Very dry on the palate and lighter-bodied.. refreshing. I sure wish this was available locally.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
raw hop skunk and sweat bread. Flavor is fructose and dry hop that compliments nicely. Smooth and ballanced. Slight harshness to the overall flavor mostliky from the cask... Ballances out the sweetness.
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Bottle - Beautiful clear golden body with a fine white head; Beautiful big elegant earth hoppy nose, fine malt notes; Very good and interesting body, very bitter from both malt and hop, barrel like harshness is present and fitting, it is a very little to watery though; The finish is a little to watery as well, hop and malt bitter, lots of earth hop aroma that lasts very long. Very very good beer, very interesting, very pleasant, complex and new (to me at least)
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kafe Belgie. Fruity smell, herbal hops coming in. Nice fruity sweetness in taste with a lingering piney hopbitterness. Fullbodied, considering its abv.
MiP (14465) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle, 5.0%. Very nice hop aroma, fruity, refreshingly grassy, and sweet. Hazy golden colour. Small stable chalk white head. The flavour starts off with a distint, clean bitterness. There is also some of the same hoppiness as in the aroma, though more flowery than fruity. Has a little watery notes in the finish, but still nice. 7 3 7 3 15
Cask at GBBF08. Weak tea aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Small head. Teaish flavour. Very low carbonation. 6 3 6 3 13
Bottle, 4.5%. Citric grassy hop aroma. Cloudy golden colour. The flavour is citric and grassy from the hops. OK mouthfeel and OK beer considering the ABV. 6 3 6 3 16