Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruity and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
phaleslu (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place shared among a group of five locals. Pours a clear orange-copper color with a small off-white head that leaves a bit of lace- all 19 looked like this. Aroma of dry grains and some dry and grassy hops. Flavor of light citrus, tea, and bitter hops that linger. Light-bodied, bitter, and dry. Something in this hop seemed to dry and wipe out some of the potential character. One of the weakest in the seires.
Benzai (4329) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy medium to dark orange color, big dense white to off-white head. Smell hops, malts, herbs and grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, citrus, grapefruit-bitter. Different from the other beers from this series by Mikkeller because of the herbs in the aroma. At least thatís what I get. Taste is very nice again: some fruityness, pretty bitter. Medium carbo, medium body.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma fruitiness, spicy hops and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt and licorice.Medium body, average carbonation.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Skinnyviking at Runeís hotel-room tasting in Kbh. A finger of dense off-white head, over a medium full, clear reddish-amber body. A mild, pleasant smell of exotic fruits and a light spicyness. Clean, light to medium strong bitterness. Earthy and light fruity hop flavor.
swoopjones (4196) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at Blue Monk, Buffalo. orange copper pour, floral fruitiness, amber beer maltiness, caramel malts. Bitterness was not overwhelming but a contributer hop here. Enjoyed the simplicity of the hop & overall a nice flavorful beer
BoBoChamp (4173) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, slightly bitter, malty and sweet, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew
Sigmund (4162) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange to amber colour, large to moderate head, slightly off-white. The aroma is floral and honeyish, no sign of the feared catpiss notes. The flavour has some resinous notes, and is fairly bitter. Some malty sweetness too.
mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky brownish orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of spicy hops, butterscotch, and cracker malt - the spice is definitely prominent on these cluster hops. Flavour is more muted, with a slight metallic tone dulling the spiciness of the hops, no detection of the butterscotch, backed by lots of crackery malts. Sort a wet earthy quality to it too. Either this is not the most interesting IPA recipe, or the hop is kind of boring. Nevertheless, a solid thirst-quenching IPA, but lacks anything memorable or palate-tantalizing.
Mora2000 (4040) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is full of fruit. I get a lot of apricots, peaches and oranges. The flavor is more of the same. There are a lot of peaches and oranges, as well as some biscuit and toffee malt. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.