lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The ’Mikkeller Vibskov Eminius Edition’.
Like all other(s) mikkeller hoppy as hell. Huge hoppy nose (the Amarillo gives the known smell of cat pee) with a good malty balance. Flavor is hoppy with hints of munich malt, caramel and light spices.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber beer w/ big fluffy head. Fresh citrussy hop-aroma with a nice spicyness too it. The flavour is fresh, nearly green, with sofft, oily hops over the crisp and somewhat spicy maltbase. The fascinating part is, that all though it is a bery drinkable and easy beer, there is a huge complexity and a great potential for discovery.
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Robert at SL. Pour was full orange, slight brownish, off-white colored head, well sustained, solid lacing. The aroma was citrus, oranges and grapefruits, and some other lighter fruit like apricot/peaches/mangos. The flavor was light caramel with citrus and light fruits coming through, and a big wallop of a punch of bittering hops just before swallowing and well sustained afterwards. Light floral and pine elements there, but man, this was a kicker of a bitter APA (IBUs musta been in the IPA range?), the hops coming across quite "green" and raw, downright bitter (a little on the unpleasant side for my personal likes, which tends to like flavor with the bitterness, but great within style otherwise). Mouthfeel was a little grainy, full, robust for the style. A pretty darned nice APA, although you should expect bitter! Thanks, Robert!!!
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of citrus, light carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pink grapefruit, light orange and a hint of pine with a dry lingering bitter finish.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite citric and bitter, and very hoppy in the raw/piney American fashion, not much malt presence. Kinda doughy too. Ehh.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was nicely malty with a pineapple presence and nice sweetness. The aroma was piney and citrusy with a light bit of spice from the hops. The underlying presence was caramel and a nice estery character. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear golden amber with an off white long lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was nicely malty, yet immediately dry with lasting piney, grassy and citrusy hop flavors accompanies by a substantial bittering component. The flavor was fruity and had a nice caramel aspect. The finish was dry with a lasting bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate level of carbonation and an almost creamy nature on the palate. A very nice pale ale! 16.9 ounce bottle. $9 at Bruisin Ales in Asheville. (It might be marked as such, but this is a much bigger bottle, perhaps 22 ounce.) Brewed and Bottled at Orbaek Bryggeri in Denmark.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, via sk8viking. Pours a hazy orangish copper body under a beautiful one inch fluffy foamy off-white head that had excellent retention. The nose is grassy and lightly citrusy hops with a slight tinge of caramel maltiness below. The flavor is moderately hoppy with grassy leafy raw hops abounding. Just a little biscuity bready maltiness behind them. Finishes with a clean lingering bitterness and a touch of yeast. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a soft fluffy texture and nice soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty nice beer, with plenty of subtleties and depth. A little clingy on the finish though to really be thrown into that "thirst quencher" category that they claim in the deScription. Good stuff all the same!
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 500ml Oluthuone Tampere
colour dark orange
flat head. Poured myself
some citrus, bitterness
Brix (647) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2008-02-16. Pours unclear, deep orange/toffee colloured with a beautiful, off-white head. Aroma: HOPS!!, caramel, pineapple, orange - powerful stuff! Flavours: The same plus a great bitterness in the finnish. Very tasty!
BelgiskOlklub (990) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 Bottle 50 cl. Large creamy white head. Fair lacing. Amber cloudy body and lightly cloudy particles. Aroma of bread, hay, straw, flowers, citrus, lemon, apple and honey. Light in alcohol, medium body, oily texture and long bitter finish. The flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. The beer is not easy drinkable because of the heavy bitter flavor and finish.