Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry Noble hops with nice floral touch is very interesting. Taste is also a nice mix between some Noble hops with some good mix between dry notes and floral undertones with lightly sweet malt base with clean cereal notes. Body is quiet full for style with good carbonation. I guess this is overly hops for style but so enjoyable that I don’t really care.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A intensely dry-hopped blonde beer. If you love hops juice.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed relatively fresh with more than 2 years before expiration date
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head with a medium retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose emanates a generous amount of juicy hops essence with a grapefruity character. They call this beer Dryhop and it sure delivers in this department. Taste starts with nice bready malts with pastry sweetness, then the hops essence take over, and a lot of it, leading to a finish with juicy citrus fruits and tropical fruits. Bitterness level is medium. There’s also a surprising amount of sweet dough showing up in the finish. This is currently listed here as a premium lager but honestly with all that dry hop I don’t think I could have guessed if this was indeed a lager or a Blonde Ale. Although very tasty, I find overly dry-hopped beers less sessionable than regular super hoppy beers, all that sticky oily hops essence just doesn’t dry out the beer like regular hopping does. Still this was a pint I enjoyed because I LOVE beer, and if you ever try to convince me to cut down on my drinking you will feel is as powerless as a hamburger helper facing a hamburger that doesn’t want to be helped.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, peach, some cat pea, fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some floral, peachy and citrus hops. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
visionthing (2099) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at Schouskjelleren shared by Arve (Thanks!).
Pours golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with peach, malt and citrus. Quite sweet with a nice bitter finish. Refreshing and quite nice. (2012-04-21)
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle at Schous
Golden color, good foam
Distinct hoppy aromas
Medium body & high complexity
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KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Beer Enthusiast launch.
Lovely Amarillo aroma. Clean and crisp hop showcase, highly recommended.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully fresh hop aroma with hints of spices, pine, citrus and fruit. The taste is similar but the hops are not quite as prominent as in the aroma. In the aftertaste there is a nice dry bitterness. A refreshing, tasty and very drinkable beer!
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a nice bright yellow, aroma is very nice, lots of citrus and flavour is almost lifeless however, it just a smooth beer with not a huge amount of flavour, overall it is enjoyable
Kavu (1821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is lip balm. Flavor is malts, lip balm and hops. Perhaps there was something wrong with the tap?
fellebag (521) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours a gelish large foamy head. Settles quite quickly. Aroma of lime, yeast and orange peel. Nice balanced hoppy flavour.
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