Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, jahrgang 2012, gift from my daugther, many thanks. Hazy orange golden color with thick white head. Aroma of oranges, malt, yeast, orange zest. Fruity (oranges), malty taste with some spices, yeast, light hoppy bitterness. Light fruit acidity. Tasty, would be interesting age it for some years.
Koelschtrinker (9535) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Süßer Antrunk, trocken hefig. Minimaler Alkohol, vollmundig werdend. Die Süße lässt nach, spritzig, erstaunlich gut. 12/9/10/11/9/9
boddhitree (56) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drunk in a snifter at BrauKunstLive! 2013 Festival. I tried their Brew Secco, and 8.5% Starkbier that they say was modeled after a Belguim style and fermented with Champagne yeast (Proseco is a popular, cheap northern Italian Champagne.) I loved it. Boy did it ever have foam! After they poured the glass, I waited 3 or 4 minutes while talking to the staff in the stand and a man came up and said, "You got the Brew Secco, only champagne yeast make foam that strong."
I finally had to slurp through the foam to get to the beer, tickling my nose in the process. The taste was dry, champagne-like brut, but beery too, for it was thick and malty to match a really lemony flavor. A WOW beer.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma with yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle. Pour is orangey gold with a massive white head that fades to a thick film. Nose is spicy, funky, winey, with banana and orange peel. Taste is sweet-ish with notes of Belgian ester, light fruit and some sugar. Finish is strangely earthy & funky. Really interesting little beer.
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (vintage 2008): Light winey aroma with fruity notes of white wine, grapes, citrus peel. Also some malty notes and some sweetness. Huge foamy head, hazy golden color. Flavor is quite sourish, winey, notes of grapes. Also some candy notes and a pleasant hop bitterness. Realy a beer champagne!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Vintage 2009). Hazy golden with a large frothy white head that slowly collapsed. Patchy lacing around the glass. Nose of spice, banana, passionfruit, citrus peel and sulphur notes. The flavour is bread, spice, dried banana, passionfruit and zesty citrus. Highly carbonated. Attenuation is not great. Dry and peppery finish - slight acidity as well. Not a bad crack at the style.
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy deep golden colour with a large frothy white head which collapses slowly. Aroma is vinous and of fruit, banana, citrus and spicy with a nice funky note in the nose. Sweet fruit, banana, slightly acidic and peppery flavour with hints of passionfruit in the aftertaste. Bitter hop presence quite noticeable. Quite a fresh mouthfeel with is nice and prickly on the tongue. Interesting and not bad at all.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled(375ml). -Dark peach coloured, typical huge white head, recognizable Cascade nose. Very fruity and sourish taste with decent hops presence. Fresh acidic finish. Some small sediment at the bottom. Complex and interesting brut beer. Jahrgang 2008.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (vintage 2008) that ogivlado purchased at the brewpub and shared with me (thanks!). Poured a murky apricot body with a huge off white head that went away slowly. The Cascades used seem to dominate the nose, but a sweet grainy maltiness also reveals itself. Sourish too. The taste starts off dry, fruity with some Cascade too. Bitter hopiness, merging with a persistent, lingering herbal acidity in the finish and aftertaste. Notes of bubblegum too. The acidity is balanced by the fruity maltiness and the overall result is damn nice actually. Extremely complex and a very interesting beverage. One that might not have scored as highly on another day and with someone else, but still great. Gerhard Forstner, you rock!