AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
let’s do the comparison. The low is more citrus but with less flavor than the ale one. The both dont’ have a lot of malt flavor what it’s normal and quite good for the style...
very good beer, you don’t feel the alcohol.
Iznogud (2624) - CROATIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours orange with small white head. Fruity hop aroma. Dry with pine hoppy bitterness. Well hidden alcohol, but rather unbalanced. Interesting brew.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, little burned, herbs and spices, little sweet.
TASTE: hoppy, dry, bitter, sweet, some alcohol, lots of spices.
zvikar (4467) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours yellow with a beige head, aroma of honey, marmalade, pine, flavor is bitter with marmalade, pine, alcohol, medium bodied.
markas101 (2308) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Hazy deep gold colour, massive hop-nectarine aroma. Grassy, syrupy with some honey, then expanding pine resin finish. High alcohol at the end, nice long burn. Great.
UXO (1527) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale amber with one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is aggressive citrus and tropical fruit, mild caramel malt. (9/10) Taste is moderate caramel sweet, intensely bitter pine resin ahead of citrus and tropical fruit, building spice. (9/10) Medium body and slightly oily texture, low sustained carbonation, and a spicy, lingering bitter finish, with an immediate warming in the gut from the high ABV, the high IBUs, or both. (5/5)
This is very similar to its brother from another mother, the Hop Burn High (the major difference being that’s an ale instead of a lager like this one). Massive, ridiculous IBU’s - this is so massively bitter that the caramel malt is initially more apparent, because the bitter receptors just max out and give up. It actually gets more bitter as the initial malt flavour subsides. So, yeah - the Mikkeller Draft Bear that I earlier this evening said was the best Imperial Pilsner I ever had? Short reign. (18/20)
kerenmk (4230) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Hazy golden with a white head.Hoppy, green, some pine aroma, sweetish, diluted date honey with a bite in the mouth. Sweet honey finish and medium-bodied.
MisoW (3235) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, citrusy, pine. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, hoppy, floral, more like an IPA than lager, but for sure some pilsner notes. Not easy drinkable.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of slightly stale hops, piney and resinous, slightly honey-ish malt and alcohol. Sweet flavor with honey-ish malt, slightly stale resinous hops, alcohol and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied. Too sweet and heavy and not fresh enough.
BrewTom (611) - - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of malt & honey. Exceptionally sweet for a lager but any drier & the alcohol would probably show it's head. The hops blend well with the sweetness adding piney, woody & herbal notes. I think this beer is trying a little too hard to be extreme & I can't help but feel it would be better if it was toned down an little.
Rated by BrewTom