MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: bottle at Pre ZBF.
Bloody hell! Another De Molen beer!
If only ryan could see me now! What a blinkered fan boy huh? This is a storming IPA. Hazy orange amber with an excellent beige head. Hops, hops and more hops. Superb grapefruity mandess. But there is more to this than meets the eye. Somewhere in the middle some amazing malt complexity just launches at you and sneaks in a smooth bolo punch. Sweet and earthy with plenty more dark rich fruit. Just as quickly it’s grounded and pounded by more earth shattering hoppage. Massive resinous and lengthy finish. Such a big beer but such a delight to drink. Fantastic.
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a hazy, orange-brown beer with a small, creamy, beige head. Citrusy, resiny hops in the initial aroma, soon having company of sugary sweetness and some alcohol. Quite massive sweetness in the mouth, but with enough hops to cope with it. Resin and pinecones and a good bitterness. Some alcohol warmth. Lasting bitterness in the finish with a good dash of balancing sweetness. Full-bodied and rather sweetish. A nice beer indeed, but a bit on the sweet side maybe. (090516)
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep dark red brown colour. Sweet, very hoppy, caramel, citrus, dark fruity alco aroma. Well filling sticky mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and hoppy with alcohol, dark fruits and malts, caramel, a good bitterness, citrus and pine. Sweet long lasting dry bitter piney alco dark fruity finish.
MrGGen (308) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore bruno scuro con incredibili riflessi rubino(wow!),buona la schiuma leggermente marrone.Aroma tagliente di agrume,luppolo e caramello.Gusto amaro ma non astringente,ben bilanciato il corpo.Ottima
daniele (5434) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ambrata carico poca schima non molto persistente quasi piatta il mnaso luppolo anas caramello in bocca ritornano le note dolciastra buon corpo un po di fruttato alcolico amaro deciso ma armonico lieve sentore erbaceeo da luppolo a metà saaz e finale esotico amarillo
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
100ml poured from a bottle. Unclear, dark amber body. Fine laceworks on the glass. Rich aroma of citrus sharpness. Peels of different fruits in flavour, sustained by berries and malty sweetness. Nice and lingering bitter finish. Well crafted ale and on of the best I had at the festival in Valby (CBF, 16.05.2009).
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Copenhagen beer festival. Poured a cloudy brown with a brown head. Aroma consisted of hops and a bit of malts. Also a fruity note present, perhaps grapefruit. Starts sweet and ends bitter with fruit undertones.
caesar (5183) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ de Molen. Pours a beautiful redbrown color with a thick and lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of hop, grapefruit, some pine, some caramel malt. Very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Good bitter taste, but not astringent or harsh like some american dipa’s. Very nicely balanced, full bodied with caramel malt. The 11% cannot be noticed at all, which makes this a splendid dipa.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl #251, bottled on 17/11/08. Dark hazy ruby, lovely fim amber head. Red grapefuit nose, slight pine & resin, yeastiness, pretty similar to Nogne #100. Very bitter, resiny flavor, slight herbal notes, grapefruit, floury grains, lingering tangy resin and some licorice in the finish. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Good aroma, but a bit too tangy flavor.
Pinball (10854) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber or brown, no head.
fruity fresh aroma, red berries, wood.
flavor is sweet, wood, hops, not much fruits, like a reasonably hopped barley.