j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max’s impromptu tasting. Pours a hazed light brown with a thin to medium beige head. Light hops, citrus and musk. Earthy hops and a touch of sweetness. Hoppy, soft bitterness and toast on the finish.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared at a RIFT meeting. I had no idea what this was when I tried it, I thought it was a funky stout. It was extremely over-carbonated and came across as a messy, brett-infected strong ale. Hops, really? Where? Just another hipster Danish fad-monster for too much money.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, at 10.5%Vol, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, vinous and slightly bitter, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with a large offwhite head. There is a cirspy note of white wine over fresh citrusy hops. Malts provide a caramelly backbone. There is also a note of alcohol. The body is surprisingly light for such a strong beer.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruddy orange with a profuse sticky off white head, well retained and nicely laced. Sweet, citrusy, ephemeral hop character with a light malt sweetness. Interesting flavor, extremely lively carbonation makes it hard to taste. Sweet citrusy hop character. Medium hop bite. This one was all over the place.
tiong (2959) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours orange with a massive foamy head.
Aroma has hints of hops and grapefruit. Taste has hints of white wine, hops and grass. Full bodied, carbonated, fizzy. Finish is sticky and bitter. Quite well balanced.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma of light sour fruits, caramel, floral hops and some grass. Flavour of crispy grassy hops, caramel, wood with floral notes. Medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation and a wine-like fruity finish. White wine feels in the end. Pleasant.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Huge beige head. ARoma of sweetness, flowers, light pine, light alcohol, vague caramel. Flavour is quite alcoholdense. Flowers and caramel notable. A vague woodyness. I imagine, that I can taste some chardonnay. Medium to full bodied. Has a quite dry and light sour bitterness in the end. INteresting.
Borup (4893) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, hops and caramel.
thornecb (4111) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep foamy brown into a snifter. Off-white head fills one glass and continues to stream out of bottle so need a second glass. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Sweet caramel, grape skin and grass upfront turning to resin in the lasting hot finish.