madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd September 2015
Very hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Smooth palate but it still has good fine minerally carbonation. Sweet caramel - creamy malts, a little dry and thin though. Marmalade hops, a slightly odd apple tone. Florlaness. Light finish brings mild hop spice. Okay.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber golden colour, white head. Light hoppy aroma, plastic, wasco, tea lights. Sweet flavour, hops, play dough. Rough bitter finish.
(from 66cL bottle @ the Turd (di)Mansion. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)
VastActiv (4536) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Thanks to Tonagi! Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Tropical fruits, pine, caramel, hops and malts.
Hermod (5166) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle @Stadin panimobaari. Pours deep amber with a thick white head. Grapefruity hoppy aroma, caramel, pine and mild hoppy notes. Flavor has grapefruit, oranges, citrus, caramel. Bitter, hoppy finish. Fresher this would have rocked.
jc1762 (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shot glass showing honey gold with no head.
The nose shows a lot of intense pineapple, tangerine and mango.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a moderate intensity of fruit, pine on the mid palate, and a sharp IPA bitterness on the finish.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle at home. Pours hazy light orange with a thick fluffy head. Nice refined pine nose, typically Nelson Sauvin. Body is rather harsh pine of the sme hops, and getting unagreeably bitter and dry towards the end. Taste is very hard bitters, green unripe appel, and even sour yoghurt. Hurts the stomach.
willisread (1601) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Clear golden color with a nice soapy white head that hangs around. Big Nelson aroma with papaya, mango and passion fruit all over the nose. Doesn’t have the nose of a typical Imperial IPA (which is a good thing imo). Taste is more typical with some sweet malt and piney and resiny notes that stand out. Easy to drink and hides the ABV very well. Bitter finish with a little sweetness.
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden amber with a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, peach, pine, and caramel - with a bitter finish.
tarmok (786) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hazy colour, with frothy head. Aroma: Fruity, caramel candy. Taste: resin, fruits, tangerine. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sour. Palate: full body, sticky, long finish
Benzai (11857) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Clear orange golden color, medium sized thick white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, strong hops, firm bitter hops, wood-ish. Taste malts, wood-ish again, heavy bitter, heavy sticky resin and piney bitter hops. I love these kind of beers and I also love (hoppy) barley wines which this almost is. Sort of a combination between a resinous piney IIPA and a hoppy barley wine. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Nice!