Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Slightly passed its best before. Poured a hazy copper colour with a thin off-white head. Woody aroma with some butterscotch and dried fruit. Initial flavours of caramel, lemongrass and ginger. The finish was orange peal, toffee and coriander. Flavourings were fairly bold in this, would have been nice to have been able to pair it with some dim sum.
GoufCustom (805) - HONG KONG - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Clear golden honey amber colour with some dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head with thick, crumpety off white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of ale malt, with strong lemongrass, coriander, grapefruit peels, yeast, spices and lemon; Light sweet taste of light ale malt, with light grapefruit zest, spices, bread, dry crackers, yeast, liquorices, lime and sharp grassy hops; Medium body. Dry and pretty slick palate; Mouth feel is light pale ale, grapefruit taste is only in light zest. Really strong lemongrass character, zesty and spicy. Also really dry and biscuit. Hmmm… Hoppiness is grapefruit zest nose, bitter lime, liquorices and sharp grassy taste. Pretty astringent with lasting medium bitter finish; Dry after taste. Light crisp and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: A light brew with strong lemongrass and coriander in nose than in taste. Very dry and crisp. Pretty refreshing but pretty light weight. Pair well with any kind of meals not just dim sum. So-so, and I wish it carries a bit more weight.
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Mayo de 2012. Sabores cítricos (lima, limón, pimienta...) y especiados en una cerveza de cuerpo ligero que se bebe sin ningún problema. Muy sencilla. Una curiosidad sin más.
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite dense light beige head that disappears with structured lacing. copper blonde colour. aroma of lemon grass, spices, quite fresh, caramel, malt, sweet. taste like aroma with a finish of lemon and slight bitter. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf may-2014
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, gushing at the opening, amber color, with a white-beige head, sweet toasted, caramel, pale malty nose with some faint lemongrass, coriander, ginger spicy accents, with a mild toffee, faint graham’s cracker, lemon, grapefruit peel note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, toasted, caramel, pale malt, light lemongrass, coriander spicy character, with a mild spritzy, zesty, lime, lemon peel, toffee, bread crumbs, gingerbread cookie flavour, and a faint flowery citrus hop undertone, leading towards a yeasty, caramel, toasted, bready maltiness, faint lemongrass, coriander, ginger spiciness, lingering citrus hop bittering finish.
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber colour, off-white head. Spicy aroma, ginger, lemon and malts. Bitter flavour, malts, hops and lemongrass. Bitter spicy finish, coriander and malts. Quite all-right.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ The Morning After RBBSG II tasting, Gent 2013)
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/VIII/13 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 2/V/13 (2013-758) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear light amber beer, big creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, laving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of citrus, ginger, bit grassy, malty, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, citrus, bit malty, grassy hops, little fruity. Aftertaste: toast, some caramel, bitter hops, malty, grains.
Swaroga (1321) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Light brown with small head. Nose : earthy and leather notes, spices, lemongrass. Tart and dough. Cooked fruits. Sip : oily with delicate carbonation. Sweet with cooked fruits aromas, spices. Delicate bitterness. Soya dry ending. Funky but drinkable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1953) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5% bottle 30DKK from Mikkeller & Friends. Lovely cloudy honey pour with a decent head of foam. Great spicy lemongrass aroma. Full body, lemon & coriander tastes which does go really well with Asian noodles. Great easy drinking stuff!
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Ricemarket restaurant in Copenhagen. A dim sum dinner was served. Reddish / deep orange colour, moderate off-white head. Herbal aroma and flavour, but not as fresh character as Mikkeller Kiin Kiin, which we also had, and found to be a better choice with the dim sum food.