ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 6, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Hopus Pocus ... Spices overpowering all other aspects, unbalanced. Food Pairing: Gingerbread.
mile (3400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly lastinghead. Moderate, malty and caramel sweet aroma, some alcohol and butter, light hoppyness. Body is medium, flavor matches the aroma except that flavor is bit drier due to alcohol and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, alcohol. Strong Belgian ale, too much alcohol and toffee sweetness.
mjs (5200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Oud Arsenaal) The beer poured golden and almost clear. Its head was large, long lasting and white. Aroma had yeast, fruitiness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with lot of carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, malts, yeast and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. The name is a bit misleading: there is a clear hop character but it’s nothing intense. Don’t expect US style IPA hoppiness. German Pils is closer.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Hazy honey coloured. Large white head. Medium carbonation. Fruity, earthy and yeasty. Some alcohol showing. Spicy. Moderately bitter finish.
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a beautiful clear deep bright amber colour. Very nice champagne like carbonation. Has a dense off white head leaving nice lacing. Full bodied malty, syrup, fruity and hoppy aroma. Even full bodied malty mouthfeel. Fruity, malty, hoppy, alcohol flavor. Easily drinkable and has lots of taste. Acidy sour and hoppy palate. Finishes very nice with a pleasantly sweet and tart hoppy longlived aftertaste.
dingol66 (68) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Assaggiata in bottiglia da 33 cl.
Ottimo aspetto dorato pallido e leggermente torbido., con una schiuma alta, soffice e persistente. Molto aromatica con predominanza di profumi erbacei derivanti dal luppolo. Il corpo è gradevolmente gustoso con un gusto forse un po’ salato che ricorda vagamente la Orval. Il finale amarognolo, ma non invadente, è molto lungo e piacevole.
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If you’re gonna name your beer "hopus", then include some hops in it. Is that so difficult?
pivnizub (9199) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Pale golden, hazy, big stable and lacy creamy head; fruity (oranges and orange-peel) and hoppy-bitter nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour with a certain tartness, medium bodied; lingering tart-fruity and dryish hoppy (almost piney) finish. Good....
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy grayish orange color with a large foamy white head. Notes of bay leaves, ricola cough drops, caramel corn, and dirt. Not bad decent mouthfeel.
Hansen (7442) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perhaps too old? Aroma of butter and fatty, old bread. Sweet flavor, notes of white port. Creamy texture.