kiwianer (2951) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body orange and cloudy. It smells fruity, citrus, mandarine, refreshing. The taste is fruity, mandarine, refreshing, a little bit bitter. The aftertaste is a bit dry. 11/12/11/11/12/12
bartlebier (837) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottles from Bierpost. Brewed 2012, BB 12/2013 - This to me is Hopfenstopfers secret stand-out beer, unfairly categorised and judged as a pilsner, while actually brewed with 7 types of malt and homegrown German hops as a kind of bottom-fermenting South German ale.
Mouthfeel and taste are very satisfying on account of layered biscuit malts, almost chewy and rich, reminding me of the malt profile of UK Pale ales like Samuel Smith Pale Ale and even the caramalt+hopforward profile of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.
Very generously hopped with herbal, peppery and assertive EU hops (Saphir and Taurus?), interplaying harmoniously and providing a satisfying round taste profile in accord with the rich malt back. Unique in the German brewing landscape, maybe save Düsseldorf, and worth seeking out.
hawanna (1553) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle BB 12/13 from Getränke Liebick
basement aromas, bread, hay, cereal, grass, citrus, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
from bottle. pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grain, floral hops, green apples and cereals. average carbonation, light to medium body and thin texture. flavours of cereals and floral hops. dry and slightly bitter hoppy finish. solid pils!
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, hay, grassy hops. Flavor is malt, hay, fruity and grassy hops. Medium body, lively carbonation. 040314
Rasmus40 (8908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus-Randers tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 040313
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter fnish. Great hoppy notes. Oily palate. Wonderfull beer.
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, grass, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, straw, grass, little citrus, hops, little perfume, little sweet and medium bitter.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, malt, grass and pine. Nice long bitter finish.
ElDesmadre (1195) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hoppy aroma - grass, herbs, some lemon and wet leaves, slightly peppery also. Rather faint malty notes, though overall the aroma is not too intense. Dry, hoppy taste, subtly tartish, with a medium bitterness. Carbonation rather high, though velvety. Freshly cut wet grass in the finish. Not exactly a hop-bomb but a very well crafted pils nonetheless.