Brandman (2660) - 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 (2725) - 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 (2736) - 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 (22901) - 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 (3923) - 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 (5107) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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 (3469) - 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 (3652) - 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
Marduk (5886) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber color. No head. Sweet, yeasty, sour aroma. Sourish, fruity, sweet taste. Sourish caramelly yeast in aftertaste. That’s just bad.
maekchu (3323) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2014. Sorachi Ace very apparent in nose; seems slick and sweet. A rounded malt sweetness in initial. The Sorachi gives it a strong hop tea note. Hopping runs right down the middle of the tongue. Deep, solid, and fruity. Quite good.