andrewturba (733) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy(likely from dry hopping) amber colour with a massive sticky, dense, creamy off white head that leaves tons of lace up the glass.Aroma is tropical fruits, some caramel, and sweet orange. Flavour is resin, pine, grape fruit, medium bitterness, light grass, and mild malty sweetness. Nice balance to this one.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, bitter orange, a little caramel and grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Citrus and pine. Medium bodied with a slightly slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, good. Definitely a fan of this hop.
sir__v (411) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: clear amber beer with particles, small carbonization and small ivory foam. Smell: caramel, hops, sugar, cane, herbs. Taste: strong hops and caramel taste. Really strong taste of hops. Aftertaste: hops, wet bitterness, and caramel.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Amber body with large white head. Nice fruity , malt aroma and medium bitter taste. ***
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Caramel grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with a clean citrus finish. Quite good.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Taste: quite fruity, citrus in the taste again. Lots of grapefruit.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - I don’t exactly recall where or when. Pours clear, bright copper-gold with a large, frothy white foam head. Dried citrus in the nose, some toasty biscuits, faint caramel and dirt. Medium sweet flavor with juicy melon, mango, orange, light pine, bubblegum, some dirt and grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Quick sticky and resinous to finish, with more melon, lingering grass, light boozy warmth, some further dirt and caramel, toast and bubblegum. One of the better beers I’ve had from this series.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Yet another in the line up of great beers from Mikkeller. Strong in the mouth with great flavour and aroma. Big bold and ballsy.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13, den åttende av de i alt 19: aroma av tørket frukt og gress (og karamell - fra malten?). En fast og bestemt smak med engelsk bittermarmelade. IBU 114, og her merkes det.
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is dried fruit, grass, caramel. Taste is bitter marmelade, maltsweetness, lovely bitterbalance trough the whole taste. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)