Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep amber with a thick tan, creamy and lasting head. Fair lacings. Nose of mild hops with notes of spices and orange peel. Medium sweet flavour with anis and orange peel and carmel notes. Light bodied. Creamy texture. Ends up more dry with a light bitterness. Crisp, balanced and I’m sure it will be excellent served with some Asiatic food.
Abio (1809) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber-copper-redish coloured, small till medium head, holds ok, but can be longer, sticks good to the glass. Fruity and hoppy smell. Some spices plays around also. Also some caramel and good spiced with something familiar. Caramel, spices, oranges and some hops at the taste. Sweeter then expected. Maybe it misses a bit of body, but it’s well brewed.
Ungstrup (30962) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has notes of spices: lemongrass and staranise as well as oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, staranise, bread, and caramel, and a huge surge of oranges, that comes very late, but still before the bitter, hoppy, and staranise finish sets in. The mouthfeel is bubbly - I find it overcarbonated. Huge thanks to yespr for this bottle.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, spice, oranges. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit bitter, bit harsh, has caramel sweetness, some dried fruits, oranges, spice.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s hazy, red-bronze with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, anise, light rubber and oranges. The flavour is light to moderately sweet with notes of malt, light anise and oranges, candy-sugar and a light citrussy bitterness mostly with oranges.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.0%. Perfumy aroma, orange peel. Seemingly clear dark amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is citric, sourish, yeasty. Some cough syrup, not so good. OK bitterness.
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear copper colour, small head. Aroma of grapefruit and melon. Sweet with clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied with some caramel covered in citric hops. Medium bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, collapsing amberish-yellow head, leaving shards of lace over big-bubbled mahogany beer. Extremely caramelly nose, roasting caramel, roasting chestnuts, hot waffles. Leafy, bitter-tinged caramel to toffee beer. Noble (German?) hops flavour, not syrupy at all. Faint spicy-meaty flavour, that is no doubt the star aniseed. Warming up, the finish develops a light smoked streak. Very slick, medium bodied; despite the caramel, pretty clean taste. Nice! But... Dim Sum???? A Dunkler Bock fur ze Eisbein, ja! Hai! (In fact, blind, I might have guessed some Sticke/Latzen Alt...)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle picked up@Kihoskh, København. Tall beige head. Brilliant reddish amber body. Aroma has a nice mix of toasted and nutty malts, and a well prononced spicy, faint fruity and earthy hop scent. Licorice notes, probably from the star anise added. Taste is medium sweet, has a light caramel flavor, with a sourish twist. Citrus, spices and earthy bittering hops in the backbone. Light-bodied without being thin. Hop linger and sour-sweet malts in the finish. A pretty good lager. A hoppy Vienna with a spice issue (?)
Zita (5649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
citrus, bread, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish, nice beer.