AdiBeer (1860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: heavy caramel malts, ripe fruits. Appearance: cloudy gold, small creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, caramel, ripe fruits, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice, exceptionally intense flavours for this style! Bottle at Yardbird, Hong Kong.
Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (sugar cookie, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, lemon), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of unripe banana and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Surprisingly syrupy-sugary-sweet. Nose is pleasant I guess, but a little weird and not very pils-like. Ample finishing bitterness, but the sugary sweetness never goes away. A disappointment from a usually cool brewery.
Brandman (2288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Bottle says ale. Abv 8%. Cloudy golden body, white head. Aroma has some sweet buttery toast, lychee or melon like mellow fruits, some alcohol. Flavour has very mellow fruits and sweet malts. Some bitterness and some alcohol. The maltiness is quite toasty. Very soft palate. Balanced but this is just not that good.
martjoobolut (1287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,55L bottle. Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, coconuts, some caramel. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, some coconuts. Finish is some fruity bitterness and notes of alcohol. Overall: good brew.
suurjuust (1556) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Hazy amber beer, white head. Nose is grains, malts, sour notes, sorachi ace. Flavor is malt, slight sweetness, hops, rhubarb, hoppy finish. Lingering malt and hops. Sorachi ace permeates the whole beer and I’m not a sorachi type of guy.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SBWF. Clear golden, small head. Concentrated aroma of buckwheat, pear and grass. Mid sweet with light-medium body and dense mouthfeel. Grass, pear and hay. Long bitter finish.
Garrold (2271) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550ml bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear gold. Thin, dense, creamy, lasting, white head. Thick, sweet, grainy malt. Lemon. Lemongrass. A little funkiness. Taste is malty sweet. The Sorachi is fully present. Light bitterness. Palate is rich, and full. Lots of soft carbonation. Light oiliness. Finishes soft bitter. Dry close. Lots going on. Very tasty.
erickok (4096) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal hops, biscuity, English, very original actually. Medium (and therefore more than expected) bitter, herbal spicy but not Belgian, more from the malt combo is my expectation. Drinks very well, even with this different taste profile. Bit tea like even, with tanines. Nice to try. (On tap at La Fine Mouse)
daje (2611) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma with weak fruity hops. Taste is grainy, light metallic with vanilla notes, again very subtle hopped, light bitterness, short malty and sweet finish. Quite boring and disappointing from start to finish.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Looks good this with a big white lasting and slightly lacing head over a mildly cloudy and golden looking body. Smells like a mixed of a herb spiced and a wit. Lots of wheat sweetness and coriander but also some peppery lemongrass and metal. Not horrible at all, but a bit confusing perhaps. I like it. What kind of beverage is this really? Doesn’t taste bad at all. A bit fruity and pilsner-melon in the taste. Traces of alcohol and lots of pale malts. Quite pleasant to drink really relly. Ends in a soft grassy hoppy finish, some sweetness also here. Yeah, I like this even if I have no idea what I’m drinking. 12.04.2014