Beer4000 (4615) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Hazy deep orange body with a small off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pine and some oranges. Flavor is sweet, bitter and citric fruity with grapefruit and pine on a caramel malt base. Relatively light bodied, still strong in flavor and a fine bitterness. A bit more bitterness in aftertaste. Very nice and impressive at this ABV.
lusikka (6550) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a deep amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of really strong tangy hops, orange peel and lemon zest. Again, flavour of strong hops, astrigent, gooseberries, biscuity malts, caramel and orange peel. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a rough, strong bitter finish. 4,6% ABV greatness.
ACD (671) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours deep hazy amber/red with thin white head - plenty of lacing. Aroma is primarily grapefruit, bit of pine, citrus fruits (orange peel), slight funkiness. Taste is well balanced between the bitter citric hop notes (grapefruit) and the deep, rich, smooth caramel malt. Could maybe do with a bit of bumping up in the ABV department, but, as it is, it is a near-sessionable red ale, packed full of flavour.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Hazy opaque reddish amber body. Catty minty aroma with resiny citric notes. Dry-bitter resiny wooden taste with fruity citric notes. Mid-bodied. Astringent mouthfeel. Dry wooden grapefruit aftertaste with spicy resiny notes. Long finish lingers. Nice, but a bit harsh. (0.15l sample, Haand Beer 2012.)
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Haand. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is tropical fruit, straw, light caramel. Decent.
espenra (884) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand beer festival 2012. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is bitter and laden with hops and pine. Some tropical fruits. Flavour is sweet with notes of hops, pine, some herbs.
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bittter fnish. Slightly rustic. Oily palate. Powerfull.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich malt, rich hops, caramel, nuts and fruits.
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, deep amber, white head.
Quite hoppy aromas, caramel, malt, yeast, spruce, dried fruits.
Dry, medium body, medium to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, herbal taste, spruce, orange peel, yeast, caramel, faint hints of smoke?
joe19612 (1933) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours a amber red colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and a hint of caramel in the aroma, the taste is malty with some fruit.