3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Szimpla Kert in Budapest. so it’s all German hops, alright, but understand that it uses so much that it smells and tastes like an American made it. don’t get me wrong, it’s a tremendous aroma, but it’s very brutish and harsh given the spiced character of the Spalter and strong pungency of the Magnum. and it does reach a level I would call excess, though an uncharacteristic juiciness and resin quality show up. and after all that... it’s fucking beautiful. my nose is drowning in it’s pungent must. there’s quite a strong cheese note, it’s insanely bitter and unbalanced but it’s fascinating. i’m sure if all pilsner or IPA were made like this where I live, I’d be sick of it in only a few weeks, but for me this one definitely gets kudos for being different and foreign to me.
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Szimpla Kert, Budapest, on June 20, 2014.
Marked 6% ABV.
Hazy golden color, whtie head. Hoppy, herbal, bitter, cream taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness.
rosenbergh (7511) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Főzdefeszt, Budapest, Hungary.
Clear golden colour with small foamy white head.
Fruity bitterish hops and grass in aroma.
Grassy bitter hops and some sweetness in dryish flavour.
Skinnyviking (7317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtopbottle at YNWA. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear yellow golden body. Powerful sweet honey aroma. Dry sweet malt flavor with a heavy amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - big thanks to skykob for bringing this back from budapest. pale golden with a lasting white head; big doughy aroma - pineapple upside down cake; decent bitterness, some zesty citrus and tropical fruit; pretty drinkable
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Dull malty and cardboard-y aroma, some grain also. Sweet malty flavor grain, caramel and toffee notes very weird, might be a bit out of date.
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampre. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of grains, some wort, herbs and some earth. Flavour of grains, cardboard, some cellar, grassy hops, herbs, yeast and sweetness. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite simple.
DSG (6470) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized with grains, honey, floral hints, a bit of fruitiness and some stale hops. Sweetish flavor with honey, malt, a bit of alcohol, fruity notes and a bitter and herbal finish. Medium-bodied, a bit alcoholic. A bit too heavy and alcoholic.
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Dry-sweet resiny mealy orangey taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy resiny aftertaste with citric fruity notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, If Café, Budapest.)
ogivlado (6022) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Szimpla Kert, Budapest. Cloudy yellow coloured, small white head, light fruity and honey nose. Very bitter fruity-honey-hoppy taste with dry bitter finish. Drinkable but all in all nothing special here.