teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a burnt orange peel color with a tiny white head. Aroma is monstrously bold and juicy with loads of tropical fruit notes, sweet sugary notes and some resiny hops. Taste is again very bold, rich in oily hoppy juicy tropical fruit notes, caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, marsh mellows. Finishes bitter and intense. Mouthfeel if sticky with full body and soft carbonation. Overall, it’s a monster of a beer and one to share, but certainly very tasty
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haand 2014. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, alcohol, peaches. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, alcohol, peaches, grapefrui, caramel, fruit. Full body. Nice beer.
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is grassy nettle hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth woody resin nettle hop bitter palate. It’s all about the hops and the alcohol and the alcohol is pretty well hidden considering the ABV.
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, cheesy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Orange peel palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Lovely hoppy aroma. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Lovely bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Lovely
Borup (6287) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy orange colou with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, alcohol, pine, malt and caramel.
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [from trade with minutemat] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, hops, pine. Taste malts, pine, spruce, resin, bitter, hops. Medium to full body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a medium sized white head. Smells hops, pine, fresh, resin, sweetish, malts. Tastes bitter, hops, fresh, pine.. Quite strong. Full body, nice carbo.
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Clear golden with white head. Aroma with massive citrus, alcohol, some urine notes and caramel. Taste is smoother than expected, citrus, lemon, fresh with nice malty and caramelly notes.
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Magic Rock 25 Tap Takeover at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 31 May. Poured a clear golden, with a thick white head and some lacing. Aroma of tinned fruit, mango and straw. Considering the strength, there wasn’t an abundance of alcohol on the nose. Nice apricot flavours, with some caramel and biscuit. Finish was syrup, soft fruit and some citrus hop. Absolutely perfect balance in the palate; again, there was no unwelcome booziness.