floydslip (210) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-amber beer with a nice thick foamy white head that lasts. Sour nose of yeast, lemongrass, grains of paradise, and coriander. Flavor is definitely on the sour side with lemon, mirin, and rice wine vinegar followed by a hint of bitterness and light spice. I do not taste the chestnut at all, which is disappointing. Still, pretty decent.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. Bottle says "#Blend 2" This is a cloudy orange golden looking one. A little but really seriously lacing white head on top of it. Smells classic wood-sour Jolly this. Could of course be psychological, but I get that spot on same aroma in almost every beer I’ve had from Jolly. A little brett woodiness with soft lemons and gooseberries. Smells really inviting and nice. Lots of flavor! Quite brett infused with sour pickled lemons, some wood also but it’s definitely not wood dry. Yeasty and what you could call sunny flavors. Quite a nice one. 15.02.2014
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Public House (The Venetian LV). Cloudy amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of spiced cake, tart, floral, and earthy notes. Taste is of florals, tart, faintly acidic, woody spices in the finish.
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thin head coats this slightly hazy amber colored ale. Aroma is yeast and spice. Taste is strong fruit with a sweet finish. Mild carbonation and a light mouthfeel make the beer smooth. Some tartness distracts but you get kinda used to it.
Cunningham (4999) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep golden color with a fine off white head. Fresh aroma. Yeast, fruity and citric. Fine ody and a fresh bitternes. Ok carbonation. Tasty fresh flavor. Yeast, citric, mild acidic and mild malty. Recomendable.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two fingers of dense white head. Body is near clear amber-gold. Aroma is light funky-fruity with whiff of gooseberries. Soft on the palate, medium full. Clean and fresh, light acidic fruit flavor. Fine spice tones, light caramelly and toasty malt base. Leafy bitterness in the finish. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
Barreras (1082) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich amber color with a sour pumpkin smell. Taste is clean, simple and light pumpkinly. A quickly dissolving aftertaste, that leaves a light rose petal flavor on the tongue. Almost a sweet caramel flavor in the aftertaste, that goes away too fast...
Rune (8587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a big bottle. Amber-gold body, fine lacing from a fair white head. Tart and sweet aromas, mix of caramel and red berries. More of the same to the taste buds; Almond, leafy hops, caramel, and tart red berries. Dry, tart and a bit spicy to the ending. Aright, but really not my kind of beer (Grand Tasting, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meilby. Misty golden body with a white head. Fruity, funky nose with strong notes of mint. Toothpaste comes to mind. Mellow acidic and fruity mouth. Medium bodied and smooth.
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark orange. Lightly acidic fruit aroma with medicinal notes. Dry and fruity with lively mouthfeel. Notes of melon and a light, lambic-like lactic acidity. Feels fresh and has a lot of complex flavours, but the medicinal notes are on the strong side.