bierkoning (12405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ThreeCats, thanks! Dark amber color. Floral perfumed hoparoma with lychee and pineapple. Oily perfumed floral hopbitter flavor with overripe tropical fruit. Sharp citrus aftertaste. Parfumed aftertaste
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of DSG, thanks Barak!
Pours an orange-brown beer with a beautiful creamy crown. It smells like a lot of citrus and aroma hops, with subtle herbal note in the background. Starts with a lot of hop aroma, very fruity (grapefruit, citrus, berries), in the background, very grassy, hoppy. The middle part is very hoppy and grassy, with plenty of citrus. Gets a litte milder in the further course. Goes into a grassy citrus hoppy finish, with hints of caramel!
Leighton (18529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at post-ACBF 2011 tasting. Pours cloudy, golden-brown with a slight head. Plastic and dirt nose, some pine. So so flavor. Big of earthy hops and slight caramel. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dry finish, some bitter leaves, light sugar. Average at best.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
5th March 2011
ACBF - post fest tasting in Mes&Sims room. Cloudy brown beer, small pale tan head. Light dry palate - chalky dry! Might have been some apologetic hops in there but they are overwhelmed by the chalky dry palate.
Borresteijn (6423) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from DSG, shared with Nate2g, thanks Barak! Murky amber brown colour, thick off white head. Nice fruity citrussy hoppy nose, lots of grapefruit, light spicy, some sweetness. Flavour is light sweet, sugar, caramel, lots of citrus, grapefruit, firm hoppy bitter finish. Body is a bit thin, but this is tasty stuff.
harrisoni (17288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to DSG. Cloudy yeast full opaqueness. Thick beige head. Decent american hop aroma. fine but loses a bit in mouth. Ok toffee bitterness on finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Sim rate (bottle, thanks to DSG): Smells blandly malty. Dusty, slightly citric. Flavour is an unfortunate kind of bitter. Chewy, peanutty.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Courtesy dsg and shared with the ACBF 2011 crew (harrisoni, mesandsim, madmitch, royceh - thank you guys!). Aroma is nice - citrus. Taste is slightly muted.
tomer (2906) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable head, murky dark orange, floral aroma with notes of mandarine and peach, flavour of orange blossom with a melange of citrus notes and some bread in the back, mellow medium bitterness with some maltiness to balance. Excellent IPA.
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at the 1st Israeli Beer Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Pours orange with a nice tan head, Powerful aroma of apricot, honey, vanilla and lemon, flavor is dry with malt, grapefruit and some vegy off-flavor, medium body, overall a decent IPA.