Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red colour with an active (but subsiding) cream coloured head. The aromas are typically spicy with underlying suggestions of stewed stonefruit crumble. The body is surprisingly light and some sweetness comes along with that spiciness. There’s a touch of astringency as you’d get from the earlier alluded to crumble that lengthens an almost sour finish. A curious creature indeed and enjoyable for it.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent appearance with great clarity very durable head, and a tan foam that leaves a well coated glass.
Great balance with a spicy front end and finish.
Crisp, medium body. Lively.
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy spicy rye flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy rye finish.
Koning_Daan (126) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper brown with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Taste is american hops and grain, some caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Decent beer but a bit flat and tame.
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33 cl - Clear red amber beer with a creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, spices and citrus. Flavor is malty with notes of spices, rye, caramel, citrus and floral hops. Balanced but a bit thin bodied.
MonsterMagnet (1220) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky amber with off-white head. Hay, bread, some citrus, herbs, earthy, caramel. Light sweet and fairly bitter, slight sourness and saltyness. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish.
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bit hazy, a lot of foam. Foam looks a bit darker and dissipates soon. Aroma has some honey, fruits, a bit of hops. Taste has hop bitterness but also some candy. Can’t really feel the rye here. Aftertaste is not very intense, hop bitterness and tannins linger on the tongue but nothing too serious.
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mars-14: klar, mørk gyldenoransje med litt skum. Aroma og smak av amerikanske humler kombinert med litt maltsødme. Rugen bidrar også til det syrlige preget. Lett å drikke men også relativt lett å glemme. Bør prøves på nytt.
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark golden. Not much head. Bitter aroma of American hops. Decent drinkability. Perhaps lacking a bit in character.
gunnar (8003) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of minty malts, dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, spicy and herbal, with a short bitter and dry finish.