Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle of this was a bit of a gusher. It wasn’t to bad but open yours over the sink. As expected of a gushing beer, it poured w/ a huge head and took quite a while to get in the glass. This is an interesting beer. The malt presence is almost exaggerated. It’s only a little sweet but very nutty w/ some sherry-like oxidation to it. The carbonation is vigorous but not biting. As it warms a bit of a non-specific fruity character builds in the nose. There is no date on the bottle so I have no idea if this was old or something but one way or the other what I got tasted pretty good.
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of biscuit, cracker, toast, light caramel, pear, apple, floral, grass, pepper, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of biscuit, cracker, toast, nuttiness, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of biscuit, cracker, toast, nuttiness, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. A slight metallic note noticed on the finish, but not really detrimental to the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice steam beer style. All around good balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Headbanger (3505) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle 4/18/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-40° in Mug-Pours a murky light amber with a loose off white head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, and chocolate. Taste of malt, banana, wheat, and caramel. This medium bodied brew is a bit different but still rather tasty.
bubblehouse (689) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Descent beer. Really enjoyable on a nice day but lingers a little to long. Still worth trying.
BrewBoxer (2427) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at keg 229 NYC. Pours a reddish brick brown Boole. Taste is slightly medecine y with a decent backbite. Pfetty good
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Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of spicy malts, herbs and some caramel. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy and some herbs. Not really characteristic but well drinkable.
dEnk (4181) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is wheat, caramel, light chocolate. Flavour is banana, wheat, liquorice, some hop bitterness. Decent.
deanso (6372) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice enough beer
angel77 (1286) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl de el lupulo, en el momento 08-04-2014. Color ambar oscuro tirando a marron con toques anaranjados, espuma blanca poco persistente, quedando al final un pequño anillo. Aromas a cereales con algo de caramelo tostado. Sabores bastante marcados de cereales con algo de caramelo tostado y ahumado. Cuerpo ligero tornando a medio segun coge temperatura. No esta mal, refrescante en general.
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear medium amber color with a bubbly 1" head that stays awhile, a sheet of lace extending 2" above the drink. Taste seems more a sour ale than an Ale. There is malt to begins things, followed by toast and cut hay. It gives way to sour bittering in the finish. There are hops, no doubt, but the sour is present, too. Decent brew.