sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours a clear light amber with a small off-white head. Bitter with loads of hoppy aromas of spruce and hints of plant sap. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish with more hops aromas.
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Zly Casy, Prague, 19 July 2013) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, caramel, resin, grapefruit and loads of fresh hops. Malty, fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, resin, pine needles, caramel and massive amounts of hops in a finish with a certain alcohol burn. Quite bitter. Full body, fairly sweet and vinous. Balanced? Hardly. But the hop presence is quite impressive and the beer is quite nice.
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at bait shop... caramel weed arona...taste is strong potent tarst...pretty freaking diffrent and delicious
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden-amber colour and a long lasting spotty white head leaving minimal lace. Aroma consists of sweet tropical fruits, touch of honey, caramel, subtle alcohol, and a definite noble hop presence. Taste is mid-high bitterness, alcohol, which mix together to give a bit of a burning sensation(the spicy noble hop presence lends a hand here), some residual sweetness, fruitiness, and yet a dort of clean/crisp lager quality. Interesting take on a pilsner both in the abv and ibu categories.
MrW (395) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Zly Casy, Prague.
Aroma is sweet honey, coffee, caramel, summerfruits, burned, alcohol.
Pours golden with an off-white head. Sparkling.
Taste is creamy, fruits, hops, alcohol. I get the ’burn’. Since it feels a little bit burning in the end.
Slowly the bitterness kicks in and it stays long.
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy dark gold with a slight off-white head. Aroma is a bit cooked bread with some heavy noble hop. Med + body. Flavor is a hint of bread with a lot of citrus and noble hop. Yes, there is a burn. Low? It’s relative. My view: finishing hoppy as all hell.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with a white head. Nose is grapefruit, resinous pine, caramel, and tropical fruit. A bit of booze and grass, too. The flavor is fairly bitter, but also nicely fruity. Lots of grapefruit and pine. Resinous, bitter, grassy, and citrusy.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Zly Casy. Gold and clear with a White head. Aroma is very hoppy. The flavour is like a lager syrup. Like you were making a lager from diluting juice and poured too much in. The alcohol is present. It tastes lagery but very tasty also. Sweet and hoppy with a constant bubbly lager flavour. Nice.
Niller (536) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby Koebmandsgaard. Pours hazy amber/orange with an off-white head. Strong citrus hops, pine and notes of caramel. Extremely pleasing bitter finish.
Rangi (550) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant aroma of citrus. Nice appearance frothy light yellow orange poor. Great flavour of more citrus and slight pine. Taste is interesting usual bitter hops well balanced by a sweet malty backbone but there is a tingling on the tongue I wasn’t expecting. Very nice.