tderoeck (6612) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18/VII/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 22/VI/15 (2015-938) Thanks to motelpogo for the trade!
Clear deep orange to amber beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, bit fruity, honey, bit sweet, oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, honey, some citrus, oxidized, strawberry jam. Aftertaste: very unpleasant bitterness, strawberry jam, sweet, sugary, some honey. Way too old, yet only 3 weeks past date. Then that Falkon Stalker can take some more or they just put on shorter dates, now there’s an idea, Kocour!
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at laiti’s, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured orange and cloudy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vegetables and pine. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness. acridness, malts and sweetness. Aftertaste was acrid and sweet. Mostly unpleasant brew.
visionthing (3767) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Zlý Casy, Prague. Slightly hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Fruity, hoppy and quite caramelly aroma with tropical fruits, pine and hints of citrus. A nice Czech double IPA - that I certainly wouldn’t believe some years ago. Sweet, hoppy, very flavourful, quite bitter, but still somewhat balanced. Certainly decent stuff!
Bamsen78 (4518) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Zlý Časy, Prague. Pours slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and fruit, with citric notes. Sweetish, malty and fruity flavour, with bitter notes of hops and needles. Lavendel notes towards the lingering, bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Good, but a little too aromatic.
FatPhil (11500) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle - thanks VastActiv!
Just at its BB. Rough vegetal hops. Sweet caramel. Not at its best maybe. Sweet and sticky. Messy pungent hops. Very unsophisticated. Very "Craft".
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle @Laiti’s, thanks. Viscous amber color full of not sinking or floating floaty bits. Small size, white head, stays. Sour, farty, sweet, fruity aroma. Sourish, sweet, malty taste. Signs of going off. Soft bitterness. Nope.
laiti (7701) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home, BBE 10.06.2015. Thanks VastActiv!
Aroma has vanilla, some fruity tones and biscuits. Also apricot. Flavour has nettles, minerals, some grapefruit, apricot and some harsh biscuity malt. Somewhere between British and American. Too dry, could use more fruits.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 0.75l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Thanks to mmahut! Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Lots of farmhouse and barnyard elements. Aroma is very bad.
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark orange with a small head.
Aroma of stingy grassy hops, ripe fruits, hints of caramely malts and earthy notes.
Taste is earthy, ripe fruity and a bit stuffy with some toffee and sweet syrupy hoppiness.
Finish is sweet, earthy and ripe fruity with some hints of yeast and hops. A bit stuffy and unbalanced.
WillemsUrenkel (1008) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,3 l bottle bought directly at the brewery. Clear dark amber in the glass, small fast fading head. Full fruity nose, hop malt and sweetness. Starts hopy bitter, resin, malt, pepper sharpness. Alcoholic in the aftertaste. Heavy stuff.