yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by Meilby. It’s a lightly hazy, golden colored beer topped by an off-white to beige head of moderate size. The aroma is citrusy and peachy, with a light sugary touch, almost like you’d expect from a Belgian blonde. The flavor is lightly peachy, with some citrus peel and a nice bitterness bringing it out of balance in a nice way. Dry, medium body and nice carbonation. Bitter finish with citrus peel flavors. Well, there’s nothing special going on here, it’s sort of one dimensional, but it goes down very easily. 120511
peral2 (568) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice! Very fruity and refreshing with a lot of Hops and a long bitter aftertaste,
shoulderbroken (1881) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from Tanakaya. Slightly hazy amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is grapes, slight funk, tropical fruit, lychee maybe, spicy malt. Taste is unusual. Slightly sweet, fruity, herbal elements, slight bitterness in the finish, quite unusual. Bit of grape there as well and maybe gooseberry. And also something savoury, sour cream and chive that I taste in beers sometimes. In any case very nice, refreshing, easily drinkable.
daje (2033) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, july 19th 2012. Hazy orange body with a creamy offwhite head. Hoppy aroma of several exotic fruits and a matching malt presence. Taste follows, with peach, pineapple, grapefruit and a light pine note, combined with caramel. Good bitter and fruity aftertaste. One of the most refreshing apa’s I’ve had in a long time.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle. Hazy amber with a stable half finger frothy white head. Very flowery and citrusy hoppy aroma, honey-like, flavor is less interesting, very sweet malty, sweet floral, exotic hoppy, slightly bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Asahiya. White grape nose, clean malts. Apollo hops? Red tints in golden beer. Tasty hop flavor—muscat grapes, lychee, sweet orange, and grass. Interesting fruit flavors. Good.
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Bierkompass. Amber color. Floral and citrusy aroma with dark caramel, some nuts and hint of menthol. Bitter, nutty, caramelly, floral and citrusy flavor with somewhat rough and mentholy bitterness in finish. Rounded palate. Fairly good and fresh APA, although a bit rough and too caramelly.
oh6gdx (20218) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy amber colour, small off-white foamy head, which is quite long lasting and leaves some lace. ARoma is sweet zestyness, some fruityness as well as some sweet malts and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity and floral with a quite big zestyness. Mild maltyness as well. Pleasantly balanced APA!
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Kahdet Kasvot, 20120811) The beer poured amber and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had mango, peach and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were peach, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A very good fruity aroma but the taste was too musty.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather thick, yellowish to cream head over foxy orange beer; some lace. Fruity C-hops, grapes, passion fruit, lytchee, citrus... Bit of ureum/hessian sacks aromas. Bitter, fruity with pure citrus/-marmalade retronasal. Fruity hops utterly dominating the flavour. Very lively carbonation, quite (hopoily) slick, medium bodied; Maybe a tad too slick. It gets a kind of alcoholic fruitdrink character, this way, if on the bitter side; Refreshing, no doubt.