snzcujo (277) - - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from the bottle, in June 2012.
Aroma is faint, just a slight note of barley and citrus.
Taste is very weird for a triple ipa, the sweetness tone dominates over everything else.
Aftertaste has just a tiny bitterness in it.
Not recommended. (maybe was a spoiled bottle)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sfuen03 (218) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, sediment present. Big head, medium persistence, brown color. Aroma is intense: caramel, fruits, pine and orange. Medium body, creamy and nicely alcoholic mouthfeel. Dry finish. Taste is very well balanced: peach, orange. Nicely bitter, not overwhelming. A good one from Spain.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella. Hazy golden colour. Fruity herbal hoppy sweet aroma. Flavour is sweet and herbally hoppy, fruity and some citrus. Alcohol is present indeed. Good bitterness.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A murky golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, citrus fruits, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, straw, malt, and citrus fruits, leading to a dry finish.
Pinball (10135) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
muddy dark yellowish brown, smooth offwhite head.
hoppy aroma, hops and some sawdusty notes. flavor is loads of hops, bitterness, some muddy malty notes, lingers strong and bitter. warming. reminds me of a way too aged DIPA or hopped bw.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy, opaque, murky amberish with an off-white head. Heavy, thick, greasy hop aroma - herbal rather than citrusy or fresh. Solid body, a thick fruitiness, sugary, again this herbal hoppiness leading to a massive bitterness. Rough, unpleasant and messy - but boozy alright. 140113
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cL bottle. Pours murky brown with a small off white head. Aroma is yeasty mouldy and grapefruity. Solid hops, yeasty, alcohol and bone dry. Phenolic and light chemical. Bone dry and caramelish toasted malty finish, light reappearing chemical note. Too much and not with cleanness or balance.
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. It’s as good as clear at first but later on it gets quite cloudy. Deep nutty-amber in color and it has a nice medium sized somewhat lacing beige top. It’s really peachy and fruity on the nose. Lot’s of sticky thick caramel sweetness with loads of fruity tropical and concentrated dried fruits. Not bad at all. Oh my this is one heavy monster! Like sipping on honey in the extreme thick and chewy texture and the carbonation level is not to extreme, yet present, small bubbly and prickling. Loads of malty caramel sweetness with a resinous, almost branch- and zesty like bitterness. Nuts also present in here. It’s definitely warming this, but it’s surprisingly well masked considering it has a alcohol percent of 11. A lingering pine-bitterness finishes this off. Yeah, it’s a monster I tell ya. A Monster! 15.11.2012
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
Xérès-like honeyed oxidation meets alcohol heat and caramel in this warming Pale Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions :
.A creamy sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-Hops are mostly expressed through earthy, resinous bitterness. Don’t know how fresh this is though...
-This would have done very well in a more wintry context.
-Malt flavors weren’t perfectly defined, but still provided pleasurable moments.
Lowenbrau (1450) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pinus and sweet liquorice aromas. Pours hazy orange, with nice white head, some persistent, poor lacework. Medium body, average to high carbonation and oily texture. Flavour is malty, sweet and intensive biterness, not so well balanced, being a bit palate saturating. More hop presence would be appreciated, and not only a powerful abv beer.