Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
World-class Pale Ale from Mikkeller. Vibrant hops on the nose, lemony and grapefruit-like. The most impressive part of the brew is the malt character, so lush, sugary and flavorful, with hints of toffee and biscuit. Mikkeller is really stepping up.
Christian (11258) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head. Delicious hop aroma, most notably peach, apricot and pine. Background of pineapple, and green leaves. The flavour is very bitter, bitter enough to make all others pale, including most IPAs. The bitterness is accompanied by a lovely fresh hop flavour, and just enough caramel sweetness to balance. Only a touch of chalky dry mouthfeel keeps the scores from going through the roof. Well done!
killbuck (4) - Helsingřr, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
all other pales in comparison, pale ales are usually not my favorite, but this one gets my steam going. the different malts and hops do their roastyfruity little dance all the way back through the mouth, and keep on dancing for a good while.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours copper/amber. The aroma is a fantastic mix of fruits, malt and hops with new cut grass, pine, grapefruit, oranges, flowers, peach, mango, strawberry jam and some caramel and doughy bread. Also some vanilla ice cream. The flavour is hoppy and fruity with nice malt backdrop with tones of grapefruit, pine, pepper, bitter grass, peach, mango and mild caramel. The finish is resiny and peppery, lingering medium bitter and dry with a nice fruit touch. Clean and light creamy mouthfeel. Fresh and light to medium bodied. Very well balanced.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy pale amber colour with a rich lasting white foam. Plenty of US hops in the aroma, notes of grapefruit, grass, pine-needles, flowers and ink. Very hoppy and dry flavour of grass, grapefruit and white pepper. Minimal malts. long bitter finish of grass and grapefruit.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
#1001. Dark orange colour with nice offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy flowers grapefruit and grass, but also caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar added with dryness and much bitterness ending up in a fresh finish. Nice!
Plovmand (6554) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with medium white head. Aroma is american hops, citrus and flowers. Flavor is bitterness from the hops, lime and more bitterness.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber/orangey with big offwhite head. Lemon, peach, citrus and bit of almonds.. Quit bitter and dry.. Nice
Theis (13732) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Cloudy orange - white head.
Aroma of hops grass, fresh grass and bakingyeast.
Taste: low malty, light peppery, nice fresh hoppy, wet grass, light piney.
Nice medium bitter finish !!......... This was the first taste, later I tasted it again from bottle and draught, and it is getting better. The bakingyeast aroma and flavor is warring off and it is getting smoother and more creamy.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery colored with slight hazyness. Little yellow head. Strong floral aroma with American styled hoppy note, sweet fruits with nice caramelly note, nice bitterness indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is, again, more hopped and dry, still these sweet fruits and caramel in start. Aftertaste is finely bitter and still soft with flowers and strong bitterness.