Sigmund (4658) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. ABV is 4.5%. Bottle conditioned. Deep golden colour, huge white head. Lovely hoppy aroma with notes of citrus / grapefruit and pineapple. The flavour is also distinctly hoppy throughout, with grapefruity notes, but there is also a tolerable malty base. Refreshing, even though I drank it a bit too warm. The excellent Durham Brewery proves they can brew good beers with a moderate ABV too.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm golden with a huge head. The aroma is very nice and the aroma hops is noticeable in the room. The flavour is a basket full of fruits with a lot of different citrus fruits. I also find notes of caramel and a light sweetness. The bitterness is just right for this beer, that is really nice!!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Monks Cafť, Stockholm. Hazy dark golden with a low firm white foam. Rich and really dry and crisp hop aroma of wet grass, grapefruit, flowers, nectarines and Seville oranges. Dryish and hoppy flavour of grass, orange-peels and flowers. Light-boied. Bitter and crisp finish of grapefruit and grass. Damn tasty!
thewolf (10696) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a clear pale orange with a little foamy white head. Aroma is nice, pine, grass, hops. Quite bitter taste with a woody, pine edge. Some oranges as well. 7/3/7/3/14 = 3. Secod rating. Bottle at Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy golden with a nice, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is nice, soft hoppy with grapefruit, pine and grass. Medium carbonation, fine, lightly creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely dry and hoppy with grass and pine. Lovely crisp maltiness and super dry finish.
JonMoore (1765) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy pale gold colour with a large frothy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavours are grapefruit and orange hops, pine, and an astringent long bitter finish. Light to mediun bodied. Very good.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy, orangey golden with tiny, stale impurities and a small, off-white head. Very citrusy nose. Medium-bodied, incredibly dry and completely dominated by the almost grapefruity hops. Remains dry and bitter in the finish. 300606
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 A wonderful frothy white head forms in the glass (albeit not for long), carbonation is lively, fruity (orange) hoppy aroma, grapefruit and slightly sweet mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, astringent. A nice brew if slightly unbalanced. Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate WIne in Holstebro.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Tasted 20/01/2006. 500ml bottle conditioned ale from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington.
Pale gold, hazy, very bubbly, with a thin white head. Mild perfumey nose - some orange and pollen-like yeast notes. In the mouth this ale is sharp, metallic and has a bit of yeast bite. Some soft orangey malt is trying to get through but itís taking a beating. Quite skinny but has a nice long-lingering fruity bitterness. Very green, tastes under-conditioned and over-carbonated. Fresh but unbalanced. Maybe Iím missing something - these Durham ales sonít seem to be up to the ratings they are getting. Severly lacking in balance. (2.5)
Re-rated 19/04/2006. Not really much better, overall, though the nose showed some lovely, subtle, pear drop notes as it warmed. Unfortunately that is masked by the musty yeast aroma that dominates. Head really hangs on, right through the glass, and laces well. Flavour is very sharp - showing hints minerally yeast, like underconditioned Wyeast 2124. (2.7)
Ungstrup (28227) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and very hoppy, but also slightly dusty - my guess is Goldings has been used. The flavor is sweet fruity with oranges and grapefruit coming thru, but also a dry end - again my guess is Goldings. A really nice thirst quencher - for a Dane, this could be a session beer.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear golden color with a large, mountain-like, white head and lace. Quite hoppy, fruity and piney, notes of leather, long bitter finish. A lovely ale.