mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, 20110401) The beer poured amber and a little bit cloudy. Its head was quite large and white. Aroma had berries, hops and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, toffee, berries, malts, mildly sourness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter and malty. Not a good one. The berriness and sourness weren’t fitting for this beer.
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle @ Patricks. Dark golden body with an off-white head. Quite weak malty aroma with just a hint of citric fruit. Flavor is malt with notes of citric fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body. A good looking OK beer, but pretty straight forward with nothing extra at all.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Cloudy amber colored. Low greyish-blond head. Nutty, marzipan-like aroma. A distant whiff of fruity hops. Medium body strength. Strange sweet flavor, like artificial sweetener. Malt-accented, with peppery caramel and nuts. Restrained fruity bitterness. Malty finish with a vague fruity bitterness. A decent beverage, but not a (West Coast) Pale Ale in my book.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, light toffee, citrus, grape and peach. Flavour is caramel, peach and citrus
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Drukket i heimen 16 Jul 12. Orange-brun. Litt uklar. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer en god stund. God fruktig aroma. Innslag av mandler. Lite kullsyre. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken sammensatt. mandler & aprikos. Svakt syrlig ettersmak. OK tørsteslukker - men også egnet som koseøl. KI=7.
Idiosynkrasie (4575) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy dark golden to amber colour with medium frothy lacing white head. Distinct but moderate hop aroma. Taste is more "powerful", dry and bitter hop, herbal, metallic. Definitely not easy to drink. The hop notes are not on the flattering range of the tongue’s spectrum, but rather strenuous. Nevertheless worth the fray.
charlotte (4535) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Dark golden colour with head.Aroma is dry and bitter with flavor of tropical fruits and caramel,well balanced with crispy dry finish.
ClubGonzo (4522) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My first Kissmeyer Beer, so expectations are pretty high! :-) Pours a deep bronze body with a coppery hue, crowned by a big bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh strawberries, overripe melon and hints of peaches, syrup and nuts. Very original and nice; like a combination of a brown and pale ale. Taste is earthy nougat-like tones, red berries and wet leaves. Hints of sweet biscuits. Hard to discern and rate really, as the flavors are blended very well. Smooth in mouthfeel, but somehow not very refreshing. This doesn’t strike me at all as an archetypical west coast APA. All in all a nice beer, but it lacks the winning edge and vanishes a bit in its own subtility. Still solid craftsmanship on display here.
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at jcwattsruggers. Poured a light gold/amber body with a foamy white average sized head. Aroma of honey, toast and green grapes. Body is nice with a medium mouthfeel, fuzzier carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is a solid step backwards, dry cardboard, grains and straw. Meh.
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki
Pours brownish orange with a foamy head. Aroma has hints of fruits. Taste is hoppy and has hints of fruits. Medium body with a bitter finish. Enjoyable.