Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a white head. Aroma and taste are mildly sour, and not as complex or delicious as I’ve come to expect from JP. $6/12oz
Helsdon (351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been working my way through cellar’s backlog, my eyes can certainly be bigger than my liver so I have a few. This one was kindly brought up from Buffalo by my sister-in-law for me from Premier. Thanks! (not that she reads this.) Pours a clear maple syrup amber (Canadian Grade #2 to be exact), with a couple of inches of off-white head, that doesn’t lace, it corduroy’s the side of the glass, leaving a foam lump in the middle. (Now that’s foam!) Lovely tangy lacto nose with a mild grape zing, a touch of soap, and some clear cereal malt. The taste is lacking the real meaty sour I was expecting, but screw my expectations, it’s good. Soft fruit flavours balanced with a gentle but pervasive sour bite, caramel malts, and ending with a funk bitterness. Overall really good. That this fella is at a session-level booze is not obvious with all that flavour, and that’s a good thing this bottle is going to go down smooth, and very, very fast.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a blackish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste.
20107589 (722) - randers, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour dark brown with a fine white head. lemon, malty, dark fruit aromas. taste light bitter light sweet, tart. lively carbonations, soft bitter finish
bergstaden (2392) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with an off white head - Malt aroma with some dark fruity tones as well - Roasted malt body with some dark fruity flavour with some dryness as well - The malt goes into the finish - This was good
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, 2012 vintage. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, jord med toner av choklad och cederträ. Fruktig, viss syrlighet, lätt kropp, sötma och beska.
bastarda (429) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@BKL Munich; a lot of Waldhonig, dark and smooth, in aroma, dried plums, hints of bitter chocolate, a subtle tartness, red wine notes; quite simple but beautifully balanced in taste, with honey and peaches and just the right tartness. Like this one a lot.
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours reddish brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is cherries and citrus. Taste is cherry tart, citrus bitter, slight pepperiness, slight hay.
MarkoNm (2344) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker brown color, topped with a medium sized off-white head, medium retention. Aroma doesn’t really deliver the promised and expected roastiness, just some hints of it, lost in the sourish wine notes which are easily notable. Taste is mildly sweet upfront, yeasty with a moderate soury wine feel, although not too exaggerated. Nicely enjoyable.
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey to celebrate Eric’s last night behind the bar. Dark amber brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, grapes, light red wine. Tastes of dark fruit, grapes, funk, light spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish.