tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, pretty dark amber body with a small, beige, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Rather strong aroma of lightly roasted malt, spices and light hops. Quite strong flavour of roasted malt (including hints of coffee), spices, brown sugar, hints of burnt sugar and faint fruits (both overripe tropical fruits and dark dried fruits). Light sweet and moderate bitter taste. Quite light-bodied, dry and somewhat watery. Not too bad, but not especially interesting either.
[33 cl bottle shared with josteirk at Steenbo the Summer House, from Vinoble, Frederikshavn, Jylland]
ElManana (1727) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Erwin. Grains, little bitter, hoppy, refreshing, not bad.
Alengrin (4262) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rye beer made for the church now used by Jopen, with medium thick, stable, lacing, off-white head and coppery amber colour with a haze of yeast, more cloudy with deposit. Weakish but flawless aroma of brown bread (the rye speaking), fresh toast, orange peel, peach, caramel, iron but in a ’good’, natural way, hints of strawberry and banana. Soft, ’clean’ fruity flavour, starfruit and peach, light citrus peel accent, softish carbonation, toasted maltiness with caramelly touch, ’deep’ and basic rye spiciness, light hoppy, earthy finish, medium bittering. Nothing too ambitious here in terms of flavour, but more than decent, well balanced and very enjoyable nevertheless.
SyncP (39) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber colour. Small white head. Soft aroma. Pine hops, little sweetness. Taste: the rye definitely starts to manifest itself here. Still some pine hops. Big carbonation. Easy drinkable.. Nice.
Icedwarf (1160) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Licht troebel lichtbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter, droog en fruitig, grapefruit, thee en abrikoos. Licht zoet, smaak is perfect echter helaas iets te weinig body. Etiket is inmiddels gewijzigd.
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak granen ,citrus en waterige van smaak.
charlotte (5129) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Orange colour with medium white head.Aroma of spices and rye bread,even fruity and mild with light body and mild toasted caramel flavor mild bitter with smooth dry finish.
Sebilinz (1647) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber body with white head. Aroma is malts with some sourness and slightly roasted malts. Taste is malty and herbal with some dark caramel. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by slightly roasted caramel.
MarkoNm (2209) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color, topped with a medium sized off-white head. Retention is decent. Malty aroma, grainy, with some mild fruity notes and very gentle pine aroma. Decent hoppy bitterness straight from the start with some yeasty character present. Herbal finish, bitter. Not the best one, but not bad.
rdb84 (518) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with orange hue, gentle carbonation, solid foam head. Nice. A: typical ipa (exotic fruits, lychee), dried lemon, some caramelized malts, faint hint of rotten fruit. Yeast deposit reveals floral notes, lavender. T: follows aroma, although the fruitiness is a bit sour. Development is bitter, standard ipa. Aftertaste is quite sweet, exotic fruits.