MiP (15160) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 7%. Bready aroma, some milk and malt. Cloudy amber colour. Milky flavour, roasted malt, slight malt bitterness. Weird herbal flavour, not so good. Slightly slimy mouthfeel.
Oakes (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy aroma with insistent head. Pungent Orvalish aroma, winey & spicy with pale malts and fruity hops. Long palate full of wood, pale malt and loads of bittering hops...again very Orvalish. The cedar comes on strong late, adding its own accents to this complex, intense brew. Stunning.
Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Southwark Rose Hotel. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Raisins. Vineous. Light tobacco. Fruity. Dried fruity. Light alcoholic. Ryebread. Grassy. Light bitterness. Ok.
chrisv10 (14648) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, wood, fruit, hop and spicy. Flavour is malt, wood, hop, little sweet, medium bitter, little citrus, little rice and notes of sake.
gunnfryd (13932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, herbs, peppar. Flavour is hop, herbs, spices, peppar, caramel. Nice beer.
bhensonb (13744) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly sweet aromas of mixed fruit. Slightly hazy light amber color, with a decent white head. Starts a bit tart, moves to light fruitiness. The body is not strong. The wood casks seem to contribute a light earthy, woody aspect. It’s really quite pleasant, and there is a decent amount of hop bitter. If it wasn’t so expensive, I’d buy it on a regular basis.
Tmoney99 (13167) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured a hazy copper color with an average off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy hoppy citrus and pine aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium hoppy bitter flavor with a full hoppy citrus bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
FatPhil (13075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Pale orange, small tight head. Initially a stodgy grain aroma, but later a white peppery hop aroma. Very weird twist in the taste, flavour ninjutsu, just when you think you nailed it from the aroma it dives out of the way and presents a different face. Very spicy, but more maustepippuri than white pepper. Sweetish malts give it a smooth palate, and there’s pleasant carbonation to keep it crisp. Taste so spicy, can’t believe it’s reinheitsgebot. So peppery. Very hard to score, it’s reall quite off-the-wall. definitdely worth hunting out to experience something quite unique.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn, Hitachino Tap Takeover)
Very pleasant malty aroma, a little hoppy and husky. Fullish malty body, pleasant dry hops. Tasty bitter, nice full peppery finish. (3.3)
mcberko (13057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours dark orange with a white head. Interesting aroma of cedar, wood, rice, and wheat. Flavour is similar with the cedar, spices, wood and rice being most pronounced. Not sure how this qualifies as an IPA.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle) An absolute gusher when it opened -- off-white foam poured out of the bottle for a good 2 minutes after I opened it. Fortunately no spillage. Eventually what revealed itself was a particulate-filled, dense cider-colored body. Aroma is medium sweet, cedar, apple,spicy, light mango, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, peach, cantaloupe, cedar. Finishes with a nice earthy/herbal hoppiness, and cedar joins them in the burp. Medium body, lively carbonation. Although a bit sweeter than I prefer, this is a nice take on the style, very enjoyable beer. So far my favorite from this brewer.