rdb84 (222) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, couple of taps on the top and the hop cone comes out. Nice detail. Very beautiful pour, honey color, nice foam head. Perfect. Refreshing aroma, large pine flavor. Strangely...a strong smell of marihuana. Hint of lemon, Belgian yeast. Strange amalgam, but nice. Taste starts relatively bitter, tar resemblance even. Slowly develops to blue cheese, fungus, dried lemon, hint of spinach. Slightly doughy character. Aftertaste is slightly sticky. Honestly, this ticks all the boxes in the "weird, but pleasant" category. Well worth the find.
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wallington Beer Fest. Crazy explosive gusher with a whole hop exploding out the bottle. The nose is soft, doughy, spicy, creamy, grassy, floral and some soapy citrus. The taste is crisp, raw bitterness, doughy, spicy, floral, grass and soap with a dry finish. Medium body, high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Gushing and hop cone are a bit gimmicky, but the beer itself ain’t bad.
liinis (1638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting beer, fresh hops that give delicious aroma and flavours. a hop cone decorating the interior of the bottle. beautiful
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy ale in the literal sense of the word, because this is bottled with an actual hop cone inside. Notorious gusher, due to which the hop cone usually is driven out of the bottle - a playful gimmicky effect a hophead like myself can only condescendingly smile at. The head I eventually captured, was very thick and rocky, sticky, yellowish and stable; the beer itself a cloudy peach blonde. Aroma dominated by the ’green’ and resinous effect of the hop cone, with a vegetable, spicy hoppiness, under which more subtle hints of peach, orange zest, melon, caramel, pineapple and cheese are present. Fresh fruity and citrussy taste, light and smooth, with the expected fresh and green, powerful, dry peppery, sticky, long hop bitterness finishing the palate. I enjoyed this very much, a kind of direct forerunner to the hops revival in Belgian beer culture; when I first tasted it, in late 2005, the label was not yet finished...
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at Molenhof in Oostvleteren. Highly effervescent and uncontrollably turbid pour, it’s yeasty and milky and ugly in the glass.
Of course, the nose is yeasty, musty, green, lemon-y and slightly lactic. Highly effervescent, highly acidic, off dry, hoppy and green. Medium-light body with a faint touch of alcohol. Hard to review in this state... you see, they put a hop cone into the bottle, giving the beer an extra billion nucleation points, so there’s no controlling the pour, you end up with a milky glass with a raw / wet / green hop character. The beer seems to have potential, if they could just give up on the hop cone gimmick and make it clean.
Leighton (13254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Ales by Mail. Gusher! I mean, even the stock image is gushing. Pours murky gold with a few hop leaves floating about (most of the cone flew out with the initial gush) and a creamy white head. The aroma has some pale, doughy bread malts, hints of yeast, floral hops. Medium sweet flavor with some alcohol, ripening apples, yeast, candi sugar, bitter grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Grassy bitter finish with some raw alcohol burnt, more pale and bready malts, some wheat, yeast, plastic, white grape. Not a big fan.
mjik83 (804) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl flesje bij café De Gouveneur, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 6,5%
Uitgeschonken in Tripel Karmeliet glas
Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleur met dikke witte schuimkraag. Apart natuurlijk de echte hopbloem in het glas. Zoals eerder vermeld een echte 'gusher', indien niet bekend is de helft weg van je fles
Aroma en smaak: bloemig, fruitig zoals perzik, bitter door de hop
Conclusie: apart ook door de originaliteit. Maar smaak is ook lekker, ondanks ik niet zo van bitter hou.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jyrsa (143) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ blue jay. Bbe 2013. Strange concept. Pours a very hazy orange with lots of particles. nose is hops snd caramel. Taste again hops with hints of citrus. Body is bit odd with a bittet after taste.
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Een bier met een hele speciale smaak, niet echt mijn ding, maar sommige mensen zullen dit goed vinden.
Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Michaels. Heavy gusher. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head, heavy floaties. Aroma of malt, grain, light yeast, grassy hops, little citrus. Flavor malt, grainy, yeast, grassy hops, citrusnotes. Medium body, lively carbonation. 210614