Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Complex, but in a fairly subtle way. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it had a lot of complexity for a beer that was full of lighter flavors that aren’t necessarily all that complex. Hid alcohol fairly well among such light flavors. I was surprised that it was quite sour. Great balance with sweetness, sourness and acidity. But complex doesn’t always mean great.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, orangey gold with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light cereal; moderate fruity, dusty and musty yeast; pear; peach, pineapple; a little flora; lemon; lemon rind; apricot, and slightly sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, sour and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour and acidic with a surprisingly long duration for all the the light flavors. There was light fruits, light citrus, pear, peach, green grape, lemon, apricot, maybe a little pineapple, a little citrus rind, pineapple near the edge where it is bitter; yeast; sour fruit; a little honey; and duty and musty yeast. The light to medium and dry body was made to feel even lighter by fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.
Leini (1435) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Grass, light bread, floral notes and some fruit.
Continues (110) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours red, hazy with small white head. Caramel, cough syrup, sweet. My first beer from Japan and I hope they can do better.
jjsint (1552) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Beer O’Clock, Annecy. Amber with a cream coloured head. Massive piney-resiny aroma. Malt-led taste: sweet and bready with gentle fruit and pine hops bitters get the finish. Tastes less than 7%. While this beer is very good, I do want more... am I greedy?
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015.
Hazy reddish golden beer with a decent beige head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, hay, floral, bready, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, hay, floral, some hay.
hrabren (311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Goran and Vi?nja666, thanks! Opaque golden to reddish, some sediment. Off white head. Aroma is strawberry candy, earthy hops. Sweet, candy again, thin to medium body and medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Watery. Interesting, but average beer.
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours red copperish, white head. Nose is toasted barley grain, toasted rice grain, sweet rainbow puffed rice. Very malty and the sweet barley aroma is mixing with the toasty rice to give it a smell like those bags of sweet multi-colured puffed rice. Taste is toasted grains, toasted baley, toasted rice, fruity, plum, slight red wine vinous, caramel, slight sugary candy. Interesting and very tasty.
JaKeAFC (780) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
10cl sample from a bottle. Reddish color, short but persistent offwhite head. Peculiar aroma perfumed, incense, slightly fruity and spicy with an earthy starch note. Sweetish taste, light bitterness Aromatic dry finish. Interesting.
veceo (910) - CROATIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy reddish brown color, small white head. Malty, yoghurty aroma, some strawberry notes. Taste is the same. Light to medium body, soft to average carbonation. Easy going stuff, I would never guess its ABV. Interesting.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
kajser27 (464) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colored, hazy, medium creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, strawberry yogurt. Taste is medium+ sweet strawberry, caramel candy-fruity, low bitterness. Medium- bodied and carbonation, bit watery. Quite sweet, no distinctive alcohol notes. interesting but nothing special.
(0,33l bottle, Pivoteka, Zagreb)
HammerTroll (866) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy to cloudy red/brown color, big off-white not so firm head. Malt and some bacon, taste really is strawberry with sweet finish. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very interesting and unique brew. //stella