mansquito (3872) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capone’s, Norristown bottle: (Amarillo and Sladek) Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is nice Amarillo hops, with a sort of earthy dirty edge. Taste is nice and properly bitter, with plenty of excellent hop flavour. The low alcohol did not make it too light. Flavor was still quite big.
Braastad (430) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange witha massive head.
Piney, soapy aroma, but not that fresh.
This is a year-old bottling according to the label.
Taste is floral, bitter. Seems to have coffee too (?). Tight bitter aftertaste.
bartlebier (2360) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 2x33cl bottle, 2 weeks apart. Sladek & Amarillo. Good basic and typical amarillo floral citrus bitterness in a tasty light lager-like ale that lacks some malt backbone to carry all the hop goodness. Tastes a bit like a modern watery excuse to showcase the hops, lacks harmony to be a convincing EU-PA. 2nd tasting: got a more balanced taste out of it, nice balanced bitterness, but still somewhat stingy amarillo fruitiness compared to the aroma.
dexcansino (479) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(lúpulos: sladek y amarillo). Una cerveza rubia con gran corona de espuma blanca muy densa. Con algo de posos. Cítrica, naranja, refrescante, ligera y seca. Muy buena.
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With Amarillo and Sladek - Dark blond. Floral and fruity hop aroma. Full hoppy flavour with a sweet fruity edge. Quite light bitterness.
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in an English pint (same situation as WheatKing - bottle doesn’t mention cascase, and bittering hops are sladek). Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some light spiciness, and pale and light caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a nice hopping for the style. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foggy rust colour with half inch of self-sustaining head. Aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, resin. Smells really good actually. Lots of flavour - similar hop aromas, but add some cereal to the finish to balance it off. A delightful beer for the low abv.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alright I’ve got a beer labelled just "Op & Top" but instead of Premiant bittering hops and Cascade and Amarillo aroma hops it’s got just Sladek bittering and Amarillo aroma (No Cascade!). Everything else aligns with this, too... so pretty sure I’m in the right place. Bought this in Victoria, Canada.
On the first sip I didn’t really think this should count as a bitter but going through the bottle I realized it was, the malt and especially yeast qualities fit in with the ESBs and bitters I’ve had. The amarillo certainly changes that though with spicy orange on the nose and especially hop resins. Cool combination for the geeks. A very enjoyable drink.
Jur (437) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, from Mitras Beukenplein, Amsterdam.
Bottle with classic De Molen label, yeast on the bottom.
Pours (carefully!) hazy, amber with lots of carbonation. Head full, very pale yellow/off-white.
For a modest 4,5% ABV (so we can have more!) this hoppy bitter packs a whallop of taste.
Spicy orange, cardamom, malts with a dry and (hop) bitter finish.
Very nice indeed.
JanEric (1068) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, small head. Aroma citrus hops, almonds, some spices. tastes bitter, dry, thick, medium to full bodied. Nice aftertastem long. good beer with a low alcohol by volume. Nice.