dasdan (160) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Hazzy amber body with of white head. Aroma of bread. Not my style of hops. ***
Foffern (772) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a cloudy dark amber colour with a light beige and creamy medium head. Malty and sweet aroma of caramel and some vanilla and hops. More hops in the flavour but still very malty with pine and some caramel. Balanced. Has a slick and nice mouth feel, ans a lingering medium bitterness. Well-balanced and nice and surprisingly sweet. A bit one-dimensional.
trapez (1443) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange,flowers, hay and summer, bravo. Unclear amber colour with beige head. Flavour more anonymous with abscence of the promised fruit in aroma. Dry finish with notes of liquorice.
PriorL (309) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: pleasant scent, some spices noticeable.
Taste: a little to much bitterness in the aftertaste, some herbs maybe.
mikedR (409) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled as part of a hop education class. Smooth yet still hoppy. More upfront in hops than Williamette, yet with about the same bitterness. As a beer, more flavorful than W.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sir__v (302) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: nice clear amber beer with big heavy white foam and medium carbonization. Smell: hops, herbs, spice, caramel. Taste: sugar, nice roundness, not so bitterness taste, good equilibrium. Aftertaste: wet bitterness, really strong presence on mouth, and herbs, nice bouquet of grasses. Spring sensation.
LinusStick (2624) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh..I’m rating a bottle I got last year from a place where it probably sat for a while so I’m taking that into consideration. All things aside, it’s not a bad beer. Tastes like an English barley wine. Aroma was OK. Hints of earth and melted caramel. Pour was a nice medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was all malt. Decent caramel backbone is all this beer has left with just a tiny astringent note that was probably deliciously hoppy. Nice strong carbonation stayed with this beer. Bitter thing finish.
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13: første denne kvelden av i alt 19 i serien, og denne var ingen højdare iflg panelet rundt meg. Tørr smak og ettersmak. Gress og høy. IBU 103.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is pine and grass. Taste is pine, some alcohol and resin. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
daje (1378) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, october 20th 2012. Hazy pale body, huge white head. Aroma of toffee, grapefruit and grassy hops, with a spicy twist of forest. Good bitterness from this hop, building a good foundation for the caramel and pine taste, which is added by orange. Aftertaste is a bit boring for an ipa with bread and hay dominated taste, still a decent beer.