Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a very hazy orange, almost burnished gold, with a great off white creamy head with long lasting retention. Aroma is lots of hops, but with a distinctive spicy charaacter, reminds me of ginger with a touch of turmeric. There’s lots of orange with a touch of cloves, almost a bit christmasy in the background, citrus peel, cut grass and cat pee. Behind that there’s a biscuity caramel aroma from the malts. Flavour comes on quite balanced then seperates into earthy, dry perfumed hops with strong floral notes, grapefruit, almost a sourness and sweet honey, caramel and spicy malts. There’s more ginger and almost a prickeliness on the tongue from the beer. There’s a very recognisable Danish character here of an almost treacle/liquorice toffee blending with the hops. The beer finishes with a long perfumed hoppy flavour with more citrus peel, earth and an almost lavendar floralness. Lovely beer, very drinkable. Great on a summers day.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Had some mikkeller before but this is the best one so far. Lovely hoppy nose. Translates well to the mouth. Lots of bitterness but also aromatic (late) hops. Some sweet malt is evident as well. Love it.
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with classic mikkeller creamy white thick head. The nose is bloody lovely, just up my street, really aromatic without being too overpowering. Lovely complex smells, you just keep getting a whiff of something else each time you sniff, lovely sweet melon, grapefruit, lemon zest, a nice floral note, some light resin, bang on. The palate is full and smooth, spot on conditioining & great flavours. Tons of sweet malty biscuit with real zesty lemon & grapefruit coming through on the juicy bitter finish. Great beer, this ones all about that sublime nose for me.
RichardW (1796) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, mybrewerytap.com. Pours quite thickly, with a firm white head, appearance is a hazy reddy-brown. Aroma is fresh, but reasonably subdued, with an alcoholic caramel nose and taste. Bitterness towards the back of the mouth, but sweet, faint melon on the tongue. Great finish and aftertaste, rich and fairly satisfying.
Countbeer (5505) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and small white head on top of a hazy deep dark orange colored beer.
Smell hops, citrus, soap, dust, herbs, tea.
Taste hops, citrus, tea, light fruity, herbs, hints of spices and malts.
Light fruity, more bitter aftertaste.
Low carbo, medium body, soft mouthfeel and light creamy texture.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden tangerine pour with a 1-inch ivory head that left an intricate web of lacing inside the glass. Nose shows citrus rind, pine resin, and spice. Flavor is a bit fruity with apricot, pear, and grapefruit along with a caramel/honey ending. A bit of lemongrass as well. Sweeter than I would have liked...definitely not a hop bomb. Meh.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle from AJ’s). Pours cloudy orange-xopper color with massive off-white head. Thick lacing. Aroma of sweaty, dank hops, resin and alcohol. Taste is bitter with some semi-sweetness from the malts. Spicy and peppery. Thin-to-medium bodied with a somewhat watery texture. Bitter finish. I liked this better than what I would have thought from the nose. Good, but expensive!
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: thick, off whote, creamy
colour: dark , hazy milky caramel/orange
smell: clearly a huge amount of hops that divide themselfs into some other smells like, sourness , bitterness , fresh mown grass , a peachy and lychee sent , also some sweetness
taste: malts and somekeyness in the start , then comes in a creamy texured note of bitterness followed up by a fair amount of hops , grass , grapefruit , some light vanilla notes hit in too , then when u wait a few seconds the dryness in the mouth takes a higher level and becomes a stingy quite bitter aftertaste , earthy too , a very lovely beer , but i expected it to be more hopy ...
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ beer temple - dark brown, orange and murky body. Dissapointing aroma that, whilst being nice fruity and flowery is too conceiled - taste is great though, well balanced between fruits and bitterness. Great aftertaste
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour burnt apricot with a tall lingering head. Smells snappy and gritty. Full nectar with creamy effers. This is a very hop forward brew that is not sweet at all, despite is hefty malt bill. Amazing how the hop blades cut through the blubber likes it nobodies business. Leaves an aspirin burn on my mouth flesh. A mouthful of goodness.