GothGargoyle (1537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Borefts 2012. Cloudy rust colour with a minimal pale head. Aroma is gooseberry, citrus, caramel, apricot. Hoppy and fruity on the palate with a well balanced bitterness. Taste is bitter orange, grapefruit, mango chutney.
Christian (11423) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with a touch of dried fruit and a spicy note. Sweet malty flavour with fruity notes, some grassy hops and a quite notable bitterness. A bit unbalanced and messy composition
77ships (4698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx. to the gentle soul who was kind enough to share one of these - sample from a 75 cl. bottle during Borefts during the remaining nightly hour or so of the first day - the flashlight of my cellphone tells me that this is a darker shade of amber with a heavy big tanned head + appears to be murky as well - smell is gentle hops, caramel, light malts and humble hops - fermenting dough, yeasty cellar, caramel, apple, white sugar, bitter spice in the back - medium bodied - not bad simpler beer
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of a friend. Dark cloudy pour, almost no head and light lacing. Somewhat hoppy, malty taste and the Challenger hops come shining through. A full bodied beer that needs to be served cool, but really delivers despite its less that attractive appearance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deanso (6103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle shared with friends.
Ok white head. Hazy amber pour. Fruity beer. Quite nice brew.
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at De Molen tasting. Murky brown pour with small off white head. Aroma is hoppy, herbs, slightly floral. Flavour is sweet, fruity, herbs, spice, bread, medium bitter. Medium bodied and soft to moderate carbonation.
erickok (4017) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed for Hamoen from his own recipe. At 7.6%. Very murky brown, light tan head. Great fruity hop aroma, caramel, surprising to me. Yeasty for sure, some coffee maybe. Big spices. These spices get back on you at the taste unfortunately, it’s quite dry and the bitterness makes it a little harsh. Enough flavour though. Decent brew. (At the De Molen tasting)