lusikka (6000) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 6.3.2010.
Hazy amber colour with a strong off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Fruits, citrus and spices on the nose - very DIPA-like. Flavour is floral hops, citrus, caramel, grapefruit and malts. Full bodied with an oily texture and a nice balance. Very good.
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A pleasant very hoppy but also overly sugary sweet American style IIPA
How: Bottle at Beer Temple, Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The nose is quite hoppy the American way with no specific focus. It is leafy, fruity, piney, and more. Taste is crisp but unfortunately a bit too sweet. Quite sugary (white sugar) and with candied fruits is what I noted first. The malt bill is not rich, caramelized or anything. Just sugary. All that is followed by a sharp fruity and piney bitterness that does not quite balance the whole thing. Sweet sugary after-taste. Too sugary for its own good. I’m not sure what’s there to like about those sugary IIPA. Aren’t hoppy beers better when they are very drinkable, refreshing even? Or maybe I just don’t like sugar anymore. I’m no kid anymore. My birth certificate expired last month.
olio (5904) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of hops, exotic fruits, caramel, grass and some resin. Flavor of hops, exotic fruits, hay, some caramel and mild goose berries. Nice.
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Brought by my from Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Cloudy orange with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, resinous hops and some cookies. Bitter resinous flavor with a bit of sweet maltiness in the background and a light alcohol hints in the finish. Medium-bodied.
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Tre små rum, Gothenburg
Slightly hazy golden.
Flowery and citric aroma with passion-fruits and apricots.
Pretty high bitterness.
Vinous flavour with a lot of tropical fruits.
laiti (5521) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. Rated on 30.12.2010
Aroma is sweetish with hops, exotic fruits, caramel, some gooseberry bush and hints of nettles. Flavour is sweet and fruity with hops, mango, caramel, some toffee and gooseberry bush. Nice.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2009, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex bitter brew, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at DØ-festival, Valby.
From tap, 160509.
Golden with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and malt. Flavor is fruity with citrus and sweet ripeness, some caramel and solid bitterness
ekstedt (5341) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Hazy deep golden, medium white head. Fruity, aromatic aroma, clearly brewed with belgian yeast, with notes of tropical fruits. Medium bodied and smooth. Very refreshing, dry with a kind of gentle bitterness, surprisingly for a Mikkeller brew.
daniele (5200) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata bella schiuma buona persitenza note lupolate resiniose leggermente citriche un tocco di fruttato maltato un po caramello in bocca note piuttosto dolci di malto e alcoliche luppoli amaeriucani e finale un po resinoso