maekchu (2726) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Thanks, wombata. Nice fat Nelson nose. Very thin pale straw color. Nelson and pale malty initial, small stone fruit and citrus notes, mild bittering in mid palate. Melds into a squeeze of peaches and Nelson. Don’t quite get the grape bit. Thin-medium body. Very pleasant, thin flavors.
KyotoLefty (7541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nose is huge catpiss Nelson hops, grapes. PAle-medium gold, hazy, wiht lace. Huge Sauvignon grape flavor, a bit of sweet grape sugar remaining, crackers, grapefruity hops, dry finish. Nice stuff.
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Crafty Cow (bought with our voucher). Hazy translucent green-fold, yeasty white hear, foamy streaky legs. Smells of grape, white wine, sweet honey malt/corn. Tastes less sweet than the aroma, dry frothy hop, toasty corn-y malt, very dry wine, very light pepper. Body is bitter, mineral-y, slick, medium-to-thick. Interesting beer. White wine is quite evident, esp. in the aroma.
HKdIPA (457) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Expensive!) bottle from Crafty Cow at home. Clear light peach-gold pour. Minimal head. Somewhat weak aroma but interesting. Pilsener woodsiness with sweet grape. Taste is similar - good depth of unusual flavor. Pale lager bitterness to start, quite sharp and bitter, which transitions into bitter dry grape flavor of a white wine. Dry dry finish. Really good combination of wine and beer flavors, while remaining squarely a solid pale lager. Would get again but not for HK$258.
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh wort, sauvin hops, tropical fruits, heady very rich very differeent. Medium full body. Smooth non-boozy rounded. Unique. Fantasric
Beer5000 (5052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a big, fluffy white head. Very nice aroma of grapes, mild grape fruit and flowers. Nice and refreshing flavor of light pale malt, citric fruit, grapes, white vine and quite bitter. Fine balanced body and pleasant aftertaste. Slightly unusually but it really works for me.
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of grapes, grapefruit, citrus, some floral notes, kiwi and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some grapes, white wine, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is muscat grapes, grape peel, straw, hints of red fruits, wet grass and mild yeasty tones. Taste is grape peel, muscat grape juice, bitter herbs, grass, tomato plant and hints of pine with an almost medicinal bitterness towards the end. Light body, dry finish, medium carbonation. Quite refreshing, though a bit too much on the bitter side for me, since both the fermented grapes and generous Nelson hops contribute to the mix. Decent and rather innovative, though.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy finish.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Label says 8.5% abv, not 7.6% as listed here. Crystal clear golden. Tall fine white head that clings to the glass. Grape aromas and Nelson Sauvin hops. Very aromatic and it works really well. Vital and lively. Nice malty flavours and a gentle crisp hoppy bitterness. Well balanced beer with a delicate fruity flavour.