Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Light sweet hoppy spicy aroma and a sweet hoppy citrus taste. Medium body and a light sweet bitter dry citrus finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Hoppy, light citric bitter aroma. Malty flavor with some bitter citric hops.
Ungstrup (30737) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An unclear orange beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander - like a Wit bier?!? The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, but also quite spicy - with coriander standing out. The end is dry. Quite weird - a hoppy belgian ale? or is it because it was 6 months old or so, though still within the best before date.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange colored and a foamy off-white head. Mild apple and spice aroma with sweet candied fruit notes. Rancid malt and hop flavor with plenty of fruit and some spices. Quite weird and not very balanced.
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt aroma. Orange red colour with good head. Smooth malt sweet flavour with floral tones. Smooth palate.
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dull orange with some lightening at the rim. Good head retention and lacing. Lifted fruity notes, very pure and has good penetration. Very good in the palate, nice broad fruity notes and a little maltiness is arrested in the back of the palate with medium (at best) level of hops. Not particularly bitter but this is an excellent drop, of course putting most beers from the other side of the ípondí to shame.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thick head laces nicely. Cloudy orange body.Very fruity aroma. Not as bitter as I expected from the aroma, relatively thick palate. Light bitterness that does last a remarkably long time. Nice enough. Maybe needs something in the flavour between the light fruity hops and the delayed bitterness.
Sigmund (5798) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500 ml bottle conditioned, thanks to JensenTaster). Deep golden / amber colour, large & lingering fluffy head. Lovely flowery and grapefruity aroma, all from the hops, no doubt. Flavour is dominated by the grapefruity and resiny hoppy bitterness, which is a tad too rough for me in the finish. Long lasting aftertaste. A beer well above average.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Tasted 2008. 500ml from Sweet Mothers Kitchen. BB Jan 2009. I ordered a Pilsner but theyíd run out. In its old form, as a superbly balanced hoppy amber ale, this was one of my very favourite beers. Hasnít been the same since the change to New Zealand malt. Now itís still trying to find a new identity. This time: Hazy orange-gold. Malty sweet, a little flabby with a hint under attenuation. Tropical and autumn fruit in the flavour. Medium bitterness. Pretty clean and, to be fair, it is still quite drinkable. I just find it muddled and muddied. It seems to be morphing into something of an 1812 / Maris Gold hybrid. Richard, I do so miss my old friend. Kill this new imporster off, rename it or, better still, bring back the original. [old rating was 4.3 - perfectly balanced hoppy malty amber ale - just as the label stated. Delicious apricots.]
madsberg (10801) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Orange/light amber coloured. Clear. Beige medium sized dense head. Light hops, fruit and herbs in the nose. Flavour is very light hoppy and has a light fruitsweetness. Is bland and watery. Is light bitter in the end. Disapointing IPA. Boring and forgettable.