Boekanier (57) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whatever the type of this beer may be, its aroma is very complex. The best before date was 03-15-13, maybe this contributes to the peculiar nose. Taste reminds of a sweet dubbel, slightly bitter aftertaste. Palate is ok at first, decreases a bit (lack of carbonation). Admittedly, this bottle might have been too old, but in this case it’s a bit disappointing.
Inbreak (4119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 23.04.2012, 0,5l bottle sampled @ Maltmisjonen tasting:
Fruktig godt humla sødmerik lukt med preg av malt, masse humle, karamell, gras, sitrus, tropiske frukt, våte blad, høy. Lett tørr og fruktig smak med preg av malt, masse humle, høy, gras, våte blad, karamell. God bitterhet som set godt. Grei.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Barley Wine, CPH. Pours cloudy golden brown with a short, soft khaki head. Big caramel, pine and tropical fruit aroma. Loads of hops and a nice sweet malty backbone. Taste is big for a pale ale, big tropical hop profile with a prominent caramel malt character. Nice bitterness without being a kick in the face. Awesome pale.
Cunningham (6571) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy dark amber color with a fine thick off white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, flower power hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Balanced and nice dominating caramel malty, fruity and fresh hoppy.
Overall impression:A little mix between winter ale and summer ale. Well there we got spring. Nice tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
jackl (6749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC Clerkenwell. The pour’s medium amber with a modest white head. The nose is herb garden earthiness, dirt. Some honey, rose petal, jasmine. A bit of citrus. The taste is orange peel candies, some caramel. White pepper and more herbs. Lemon meat. Grassy, summery meadow. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, bright flavors. Intriguing stuff. Good.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, CBC Clerkenwell. Pours light orange with a creamy head. Fresh hopsack aroma mainly grapefruit and pine. Huge fresh grassy, spicy flavors witha balancing maltiness. Big dry hoppy finish. Great stuff.
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, red-gold, effervescent, with a creamy tan head. Pine and caramel on the nose, some bread. Light to medium sweet flavor with berries, sweet bread, light piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish with berries, orange. Lightly dry, with grapefruit and orange, light minerals, some bread. Tasty overall.
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Pours a hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak piney hoppy peachy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter weak piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish with weak piney hints.
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unbalanced and sprawling. The aroma in the glass is nice and foam good, but inside the mouth wrestling flavors without harmony. Well hopped without being bitter.
Linnet (1562) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, accenuated caramel backbone, lots of hops, but also a lots of malts, soft notes of herbs and some grassiness.
Ap: murky copper colour, medium off-white head.
F: medium bite for the style. Pronounced maltiness, jam, honey, bread, grapefruit, resin, herbs. Not at all the fresh aromatic hoppiness that I’ve come to expect from Hornbeer, slightly warming finish.
P: medium body soft carbonation.
T: considering the high esteem I hold for Hornbeer this was a bit of a disappointment.