Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 1 - 01/03/14.
Pale golden with a moderate off white coveirng that retains well.
Nose is lime juice, light woody notes, spice, lemon rind, touch funky.
Taste comprises bitter citrics, straw, more lime, bread dough, light yeast esters, touch more of dat der funk.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok - really not blowing me away though, it’s just funky lime cordial!
back (1186) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gylden klar skum hvid
Blomst peber citrus koriander
Sur modrat bitter modrate
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, oregano, black pepper, floral and some sourness. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with a long dry, sour and spicy finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. A clear, golden beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma has lots of oregano, it’s herbal in a general way too. Some peppery notes and a touch of pale malts. Lemony too. It’s quite sourish and puckering on the palate, medium bodied and dry, with a soft carbonation level. There’s not as much herbs in the flavor as in the aroma, which is a good thing I think, as especially the oregano was too strong in the aroma. Anyway, it’s a pretty nice beer, but I think it would be challenging to finish a bottle on my own. 140301
yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Peachy and light citrusy. Peppery, yeasty and citric. Dark black pepper and smooth citrusy. Oregano. Smooth citric and lingering fruity.
Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty, spicy and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 010314
saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, lactose acid, brett, malt, white wine and little hops. Little pepper in the finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Government shutdown beer #5, chosen to commemorate the dereliction of duty committed by the 113th United States Congress. I chose this beer because it’s a foreign concept, just like the idea of taking into consideration the will of the American people is a foreign concept to certain of our elected representatives. The beer is also retired, like the consciences of our representatives. The label displays another concept foreign to Congress, two very different people chatting amiably, arms around each other’s shoulders. The number 11 represents the combined IQ of those responsible for passing budgets for our fair country. The bottle displays a diesel stain as black as the hearts of Members of the House. The pour is cloudy, like the minds of Republicans, and gold, like the color of their bank accounts. It’s topped by a small head, something never found on the Hill. The aroma is a beautiful bouquet of flowers and delicate perfume, like the liquids our elected elite should bathe with to hide their true odors. The taste is a very funky, herbal, perfumy collection of sweaty barnyard animals, much more tasty than the revolting animals we sent to represent us. The finish lasts for minutes, longer than our Congressmen have worked during the entire year. Dany, my deepest apologies to you for comparing this sublimely delicious brew to the slimely seditious men and women on Capitol Hill. I am eternally grateful to you, Dany, for taking our minds off the living nightmare that is governance in the United States, even if just for a few moments. I am glad that we Americans are exporting our version of craft brewing to the world, and profoundly embarrassed by any who have attempted to export our perversion of democracy.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled August 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head that rises an additional fingers-width above the rim of the glass; the head leaves some light, layered lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through the beer. The fluffiness and creaminess of the foam seems to have died down a bit with age (which is perfectly normal), but this still has surprisingly good heading. The beer is a rich gold / pale amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The beer is quite aromatic, even from afar it smells of tart fruit, lemon zest and has a lemon leaning herbal character. A focused look at the nose yields aromas of pickles (more the herbal notes and not the vinegar), peppery woody notes, even an oak like woodiness, an almost dill like herbal character, which combines with the oak like character to form a cedar like note, as well as a dry-wine like tartness and fruitiness to the finish. The nose is quite complex, interesting, yet well integrated; earthy, herbal, fruity, tart and just plain nice.
Dry up front, a bit tart, with an herbal character, but then the middle picks up a soft sweetness that seems suggested by a fruity estery character. Up front this has a nice hoppy bitterness that seems to mellow through to the finish where there is a soft woody bite. Woody peppery notes, perhaps a touch of pine needles, a soft lemon like character that really seems more like some lemon scented herbal note. The body is quite light bodied without being thin, there is a soft texture to this, and there is a prickly carbonation, that seems quite fine in texture. At times rosemary notes are fairly noticeable, perhaps some woody oregano, herbal coriander like notes, and, as the beer warms up a more orange zest like flavor.
Another great version of this beer; these have aged surprisingly well so far & I can’t wait to continue trying these as they are available. All of these have been surprisingly good and consistent so far.
biggirlpanties (140) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special thanks to GT2 for sharing this gem with me. The appearance is golden honey in color, large white head that dissipates quickly in my glass, not so much in another glass so I’m going to go ahead and give it a 5 anyway. Aroma is so fresh: fresh cut roses, lemon tree, a bit of fresh hay/barn. Taste is oregano, orange juice, a little bit of that black and white pepper. Palate is balanced and refreshing, some citric tartness. Really great, you just want to keep drinking more.