oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@HBF2013. Hazy amber colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head, that leaves nice haze. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and mildly toffeeish and spicy. Flavour is a bit sour wood, some fruits, alcohol, toffee and mild spicy notes.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, melon, marshmallow, and peaches. Flavor of honey, earth, grass, yeast, light pine, and florals.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of seabass at Vilvordia, thanks! Cloudy orange amber color. Aroma of dusty honey. Taste is bittersweet funky hay.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small yellowish ehad over (cold)hazed orange beer with countless small UFO’s. More (citrus)hop than honey in the nose, some spicy herb as well; the honey appearing in the background. Bitterish-spicy; yeast/dough flavours. Some alcoholic sweetness as well, liqueurish. Feels very carbonated to fizzy. Some gristslickness, medium bodied. Aftertaste carries some honey-like hints. Not distinctive enough. Balance is OK, but for the rest, I can’t get hot nor cold over this.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ VBPF’12.
Orangée, brumeuse, col blanc.
Arôme fleuri gardant ce bouquet organique mielleux de sucré légèrement fermenté.
En bouche, épais, miel léger et doux pour une fin de bouche fraîche et organique, pointe de houblon épicé et des malts pâle/cara/2row. Le miel reste un bon atout pour cette bière sans trop prendre le dessus, le tout laissant la place à un côté fruité et houblonné pour se faire la part belle des choses.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) opaque ruddy gold, oily white head with nice lacing. Nose of sawdust, fruity, light alcohol, marshmallow, cream, interesting and unique. Taste of light bitter pine, wood, really estery, Bitter finish, oily but dry palate.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, BBE 11/2013) Opaque amber with a medium, firm and lacy head. Honey-cerealy-malty, sweetish nose with strawberries and ripe fruit. Flavor is honeyish and somewhat sweet, but not cloying. Also berries strongly present with some raspberry stones and a touch of acidity with a harsh bitterness from the hops. Slightly smoother and better with yeast. Quite full body despite the fizzy CO2. Hides the alcohol well. I wonder if some NZ hops have been (over)used in this, given the harsh, exotic, lingering bitterness. 5547
Benzai (4345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy almost murky orange color, medium sized white head that leaves fair lacing. Smell malts, yeast, flowers, sweetness. Taste mallts, yeast, blossom, sweetness, clearly some honey. Low body, low to medium carbo.
BoBoChamp (4186) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, with honey, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/spicy and slightly sweet, yet not balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew
mjs (3615) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at One Pint Pub, 20130509) The beer poured deep mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sourness, sweat and honey. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, malts, honey, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour. I think this beer shouldn’t have been sour. Weird.