DutchDrebus (5110) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, bourbon, wine, alcohol. Tastes heavy nutty, sweet, bourbon, very weird sweetness.. Really weird taste. Full body, soft carbo.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Big coconut aroma, but with some intangible pineapple or other sharp fruitiness. I normally don’t like sorachi ace, but this is remarkably pleasant. Some rye bread and butter too. Hazy orange, but you really have to fight to put a head on it. Smooth palate, sweetish and a bit slick, but the OK carbonation stop oit from becoming cloying. Sweet full malts, a touch chewy, but it keeps the alcohol at bay. The Sorachi ace coconut keeps cropping up but it’s still on the tasty side rather than annoying. I hate to say this for a sorachi ace beer, but I enjoyed this. I just now hope I get off the tram at the right stop!
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Huge fruity malty aroma. Malty flavor with some spicy notes. Vanilla and cream. Very good.
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mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 08/2013, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20130523) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was very small and white. Aroma had coconut, malts and perfumes. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were coconut, malts, sweetness, some dried plum and medium bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. The beer may have been without the horrid Sorachi Ace.
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, sweetness, toffee and malts.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @ Viisi Penniä, Helsinki
Pours dark orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of sweet fruity bubblegum, malts, sweet caramel and syrup. Taste is sweet and malty with notes of fruity bubblegum, hops, caramel and lots of toffee. Finish is sweet, syrupy, bubblegummy and caramely with some toffee and fruity notes. Still not a big fan of Sorachi Ace, which is quite dominant here.
Dorqui (2154) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 0,33L - courtesy of Valentina.
Red amber color, much limpid one without bubbly presence, nearly no head resistance. Very fruity and little alcoholic aroma, notes of hop, soil, resin. Good first mouth impression, a lot mellow and watery body, but after that comes an overbanding bitter and alcoholic body, realy excessive malty and ashed woody content. Unbalanced and pretentious for my taste.
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - bottled: XII/2011 (2013-230)
Little cloudy amber to orange beer, lots of sediment, small off-white head, unstable, orange peel. Aroma: hay, jam, grains, somewhat sweet, some overripe fruits, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, some chocolate, sugary, grains, jam, caramel. Aftertaste: bit sweet, jam, cocoa powder, bitter hops, citrus, orange peel, some grapefruit.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambrata non molta schiuma poco persistente leggero fruttato maltato biscotto agrume pompelmo etilico caramello non molto corpo buon amaro decise note maltate leggero warming
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost no head over cloudy amber beer. Slight cheesy note from the S.A., cookies with caramel and toffee, pineapple, bit herbal, aromatic. Dry flavour with some hops, and melanoidin-rich malty background. But overlying is a strange, just-not-sourish flavour that somehow seems not right. Together with the utterly flat aspect, and almost ditto MF, I fear something’s amiss here, and not just a headdestructive ABV. Faint fruity notes - pineapple and banana maybe, maybe some preserved orange. Cheesiness is there too, but even less outspoken than in the nose. Quite slick. Not B.I. Elav’s best try, IMO. Maybe just my bottle - bad luck?