aleph (231) - - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale, dull golden with white foam. Notes of grass, almost barnyard, hops, citrus, grapes, earth. Interesting experiment.
NosirIwont (2263) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a murky pale yellow with a big white head. Okay lacing. Tart, dry, hops and yeast aroma with perfumy, floral and sweet pear notes. Peculiar. Flavour is dry, dusty, sweetish and bitter with citrus and moldy/earthy notes and a metallic touch. Finish is tart and bitter with earthy, citrus and apple notes. Don’t really know what to make of this... it’s interesting, but more that than particularly good. 30.03.12.
nimbleprop (6989) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, bright yellow with a frothy, white head. Nose is similar to batch 2, white grapes, honey, flowers, light lemon, hay, grass. Flavor is sweet, flowers, more candy sugar than batch 2, malty, not too much bitterness. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Definitely more of a Belgian base.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at friday’s tasting from a trade with jedwards. Pours hazy light yellow with a small white head. Lots of fruitiness in the aroma - citrus, canteloupe, pineapple, green apples, lovely symphony of esters going on, a bit of oak and slight funk, and a nice edge of noble hops, too. Very nice aroma, deliciously fruity and saison estery. The taste is bright and clean, though rather bitter. Oranges, citrus, a lot of pineapple, oak barrel, slightly, very slightly funky, but mainly orangy fruity. Very nice, but a tad much bitterness for it to score really highly.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
murky gold, wispy white head, considerable lacing and constant wisp. Heavy grass and soap, light white pepper and melon sweetness lingering. Flavor of more melon, citrus, and light rind, biscuit and dry grass bitterness through the controlled, delicate finish. Bit plasticy but otherwise another fantastic HF beer.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small white head atop cloudy golden body. Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal, oak/Chardonnay, some honey. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, dandelion, some oak/Chardonnay, honey. Light-medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a mostly clear bright golden with a clumpy-lacing froth of white head. Has a semi-sweet biscuity malty nose with some citrus hop character and slightly oaky complexity. Starts with good fullness and carbonation with a clean light malty sweetness and good herbal spice and citric hop balance before a drier bittersweet, slightly vinous finish. Smooth and complex.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is tart and funky yeast, floral and fruity hops, tropical fruity esters with earthy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with funky and barnyard yeast, medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters with a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
egajdzis (5898) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, white wine, wild yeast, toast, citrus, toffee, and light spices. Taste of citrus, light honey, vanilla, yeast, wine, and a dry finish.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... bottle 3 of the cd tasting... the middle beer of the tasting, fruity with a bit of funk...floral notes really come out on the taste... good