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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Brewed with seaweed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
KŘLF 281214. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is herbs, malt, hop. Flavour is citrus, herbs, spices, malt, hop, grass. Weird beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft. All I can say it is it is weird, rhubarb and weed, not ultra fishy, not sure whats going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2015
bottle sample from a shared bottle. poured a clear deep golden colour with a white head. fruity aroma, orange, lemon zest, grains, salty notes in the back, hay, earthy sea notes, grass notes, some herbal plant notes in the end aswell. strange beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Wasn’t sure what to expect here and I honestly didn’t know what effect seaweed would have. It was really just a great imperial Pilsner. Strong Pilsner malt aroma with hint on seawater. Clear light golden color with a big white head. Light palate with strong carbonation. I think some oxidation may have occurred but didn’t distract much. Strong lager yeast flavors with a big hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Not bad a bit strange. Slightly salty, although not really. Umami? Maybe a bit. Quite dry and astringent. Not too bitt, but a bitter feel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkempa (23) - - APR 13, 2015
So, seaweed in beer. A Belgian beer no less. But somehow it works. The umami flavor is a nice offset to the beer, which even though is a pilsener has that slightly sour Belgian beer feel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Mad Umami ].
Clear medium to dark yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, herbs, grass, seaweed. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, herbs - grass, salty, fruity. Quict rich body - maybe because of the umami. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150130]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1994) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel and bread malts, sweets with some light salty note. Appearance: hazy gold, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet or maybe umami. Palate: sweets continue, very malty, fruity, light saltiness, dry finish. Overall: this is a funny one, lots of malty flavours, light saltiness, but not much more. Pint at Small Bar, Bristol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1715) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo jest całkiem przejrzyste o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana jest spora o kolorze białym. Mięsista i trwała. NOS : piwo ma bardzo przyjemny aromat tarty, czerstwego chleba, pomarańczy, przedojrzałych mandarynek, miodu, troszeczke utlenienia i morskiej soli. USTA : piwo jest średnio gęste, tłustsze niż "normalny" pils. Nasycenie jest również średnie i bardzo przyjemne. Raczej wytrawne podobne do rozwodnionego czwórniaka. Gorycz jest uwypuklona cytrusowymi nutami skórek pomarańczy. Umami… nie jestem pewien czym jest ten smak. Sugieruję się opisami pełności w ustach ale przyznam, że dopuki ktoś mi nie da poprawnego przykładu to nie czuję się w stanie tego smaku określić. W tym piwie jest wyczuwalny smak suchych glonów na styl Nori ale nie dominuje tego piwa. Podobno to ten dziwny posmak jest świetnym przykładem Umami…. Ogólnie piwo mocno wyważone i łatwe w piciu. Posmak przypomina skórkę ponarańcza i Nori. ODCZUCIA : całkiem ciekawe i łatwe w piciu. Szału nie ma natomiast świetnie pasuje do gotowanych lub surowych dań rybnych, gotowanej golonki i smarzonych warzyw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (298) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
15cl. at the Ghent Beer Festival in 2014. The hops are very present, yet the beer is not that bitter. It tastes light, and is a smooth drinker.

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