Akiro (19) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
E la seconda birra che assaggiamo di questo il birrificio. Si sente l’alcol il gusto è un tantino amaro, colore scuro. La schiuma è abbastanza persistente è una saison particolare contemporaneamente fruttata è acida sul finale. Più da meditazione che da pasto. Il sapore è un mix rurale mucca amarene sciroppate e caramello.
mile (3394) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and dryish and lightly sourish aroma, light fruitiness and citrus with light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish, light sourness and citrus, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint sourness and light citrus with light - some sharp spiciness (pepper), light hoppyness, some alcohol. Way too much alcohol considering the body. To put it nicely - don’t believe the hype.
Alengrin (3105) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Fantôme’s better known spice beers, this one made with dandelions Danny Prignon harvests himself in the brewery’s vicinity. Rocky, very thick and stable, off-white head, orange blond colour, almost amber, hazy with a ’stormy’ fizz. Fruity, ’wild’ aroma of wet hay, sherry, peach, freshly cut grass, sweat, lemon peel, banana, meat broth but no apparent dandelions (whatever aroma that would be). Fresh citrus acidity in the onset, lots of sharp carbonation, supple and lightly powdery mouthfeel, very yeasty palate, peach, caramel, honey, sour accent lasts till the end, dry finish with grassy hops, bitterishness probably due to the dandelion as well, but I cannot recognise it with certainty.
andriesradu (576) - ROMANIA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy dark orange with a small head. Aroma has mainly notes of yeast, alchool and a moderate sweetness also a bit sharp. Aa is warms the aroma from the dandelions can be felt quite strong. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a distinct and sticky note from the dandelions.
esox (1175) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy amber color, creamy head. Strong, slightly acidic berry nose, gooseberry, slightly spritzy grapefruit, black currants, leather and dirt. A whiff of alcohol. Malty and slightly sweet, slightly harsh/bitter spiciness. Berryish alcoholic and slightly tart finish. Medium body, a bit oily and heavy. Quite low carbonation. Complex but there?s something strange in it.
Holmen1 (3403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske (med både patentkork og vinkork - her tar de forsegling seriøst!), delt på dag 2, RBHD-samlingen hos Asle Bjørn: højt skum! Vakker gylden farge. Aroma av friske løvetannblader (og det vet jeg som fjerner all løvetann i plenen manuelt). Smak av de samme + blomstersødme og røyk/aske. Farlig lett for sin vinkelhastighet. Fint karbonert. En annerledes og god saison.
Holmen2 (1735) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shiningly golden. Dense off-white head. Ash, sour peat, dried fruits and raw vegetables in aroma. Sourness and a hint of sour peat in taste and aftertaste.
abemorsten (3143) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle during RBHD Mosterøl gathering. Clear golden body with a lasting cappucino colored head. Smoke, acidity and floral notes on the nose and in the mouth. Ashy finish. Medium bodied. Easy to drink.
Sigmund (5691) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 750 ml capped and corked green bottle at local tasting. Orange colour, large white head. Light spicy aroma with hints of dandelion "milk" and smoke. Light bodied for its strength. Fairly fresh but still unusual flavour, the dandelions probably, medium sweet with a slight acidity. Does not blow my socks off.
crlnts (385) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber, thin to no white head. The malt profile is not far from a bière de garde, caramel. The bitterness of dandelions is rather harsh and one dimensional compared to hops.