DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks omhper! Dark hazy amber color with a huge rocky beige head (takes a very long time to pour the whole bottle). Aroma of pine needles, a bit of citrus, tropical fruits notes and light cookie-ish maltiness. A rather bitter hoppy flavor with some pine and some fresh citrus and a bit of sweetish maltiness. A pleasant lingering bitter finish. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Very tasty.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle at the RBJG. Thanks, Omhper.
Spicy, peppery hop aroma, citrus and pine as well. Light caramel malt. Very hoppy aroma but rather light bitterness. Light palate, very citrusy.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewery. Dark amber with a huge lasting & lacing head. Aroma is dominated by caramel and a grapefruity hoppiness. Not that elegant, perhaps. Starts quite sweet, with a clear caramel malt taste, developing in a bit rough bitter end.
Plovmand (6755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with a nice creamy thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel and some orange. Its medium bodied. The flavour is heavy bitter grapefruit, citrus, fresh fruit and a slight sourness. The grapefruit dominates the flavour which is too bad. It ends up very bitter and a bit harsh.
Enjoyit (3520) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of hops, pineapple and grapefruit. a flavor of hops, pineapple and grapefruit.
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle, via sk8viking. Pours a clear copper body with a very large frothy beige head. Torrents of visible carbonation make the head last forever. Some light citrus and floral perfumy hops overlay a base of grainy and sweet caramel malt. An odd bit of orange rind as well. Much more bitter than I expected from the nose, it’s very leafy and green tasting. A bit harshly so, even. There’s a bit of a metallic finish and almost a sour twang on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with tons of fizzy explosive carbonation and the texture is a little grainy and rough. Overall, I just didn’t really care for this one. the mix of hops just isn’t very smooth or pleasant.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark amber body, yellowish head; Super dense hop nose, a quite unpleasant mass; Same goes for body, way to dense hop tones to be interesting; Huge dense bitterness in finish. Lacks balance and elegance, actually unpleasant.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a deep cloudy dark amber with a lasting golden head. The nose is soo fresh and filled with hops the american way. I also sense some vanilla, hip and caramel. The taste is bitter with an overwhelming tribute to americas way of filling bottles with hops and alot of green fields. The taste could be more complex. The palate is surprisingly creamy and makes a nice mouthfeel. Finish is bitter notes.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep amber with huge beige head. Hoppy aroma with citric and caramel notes. Hoppy flavour with toasted malt, pine and caramel notes. Finished solid bitter.
saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops, fruits, citrus and malt. A bit too much citrus.