ciocanelu (1431) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden color with fluffy, white head. Aroma has elderflower and some fresh spices. Taste starts also spicy but quite subtle and well integrated. Finish has a good amount of hop bitterness with some grapefruit pith and resin. Medium body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s a quite nice, easy drinking, spicy but fresh ale.
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Višnja 666’s place. Shared with Goran, Višnja and Marko. Thanks Višnja! 0.33 l bottle. Clear yellow, lasting off-white head. Very spicy, ginger, citrus, fruits. Light metallic, light dry. Light body, soft carbonation, light finish. Good spices, interesting, but not the best.
Evilkniamhel (577) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mad hatters. Pours hazy gold. Nose of apricot, tangy orange, hay, sour fruit. Taste is dry yet fruity, bitter, orange peel, dry finish.
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Tap at Cityworks with blonderedhead in advance of Leon Bridges. Golden orange color with half finger white head. Some lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal with only a hint of citrus. Taste falls a similar path with a bitterness coming through along with the herbal quality. There is a pine element that plays a role eventually. A light bodied affair with a lingering bitter finish. Hard to find much balance or much interesting to say about this one. The dead can probably just stay dead.
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared. Lovely picture of a mentally unstable looking crab on the bottle. Clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of herbs, spice and dough. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Boring. [16-07-2016]
MelvinKalksma (1011) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium aroma of malts, wheat, straw, citrus and spices.
Hazy/turbid yellow/golden beer with a slight/medium white/off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, wheat and spices; ends slightly dry with straw and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. Those spices sure add a lot of intense and complex flavours to the wheat forward beer. At the same time, those sweet spices can be its downfall if you do not like them.
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon, consumed at home Sunday 18th September 2016 whilst making potted shrimps. Mid gold in colour, tiny hint of haze. Tastes quite lagery, tastes like minerally pilsner malts, metallic and dry edge, spice is very low, middling bitterness. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2
Marko (4982) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Višnja & Goran for sharing this with Hrabren and me! Golden body with a small white head. Light berry aroma, minty, grapes, sweetish. Light minty taste, vaguely bread, perfumey, oregano, ending vaguey herbal and dry. Ok enough, good beer.
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
35cl Bottle at The Black Smith. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon peel, spice, herbal. Flavour is light to medium sweet, herbal, artificial, quite bitter, spicy, white peel from oranges or grapefruits, very bitter finish. Light bodied. Not great.
MrHangover (4020) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of lemongrass, weird spice, red fruits. Flavour is sweet and weird, very herbal, but not quite sure what kind. Still a bit weird with a lemony aftertaste and soft carbonation. Meh.