PriorL (894) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: sugar, fruits.
Taste: fruity, this hop can give an extra dimension to a beer. The flavor reminds me a lot to other Mikkeller beers, donít know if they use it, but it reminds me of it.
habadin (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick and hazy....out of bottle. Smell bread and hay....bits of floral and herbs from the hops as well. Super dry on the palate...going to try the super Galena next....will compare both then. Overall, solid brew.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has a nice dry floral element to it, yet smells more like an English bitter. Taste is decently bitter, with a bit of citrus sourness to it.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Very subtle hop, I like it. Aromas of cereal, nuts, light notes of liquorice. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Aarond (111) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is molasses, tangerine, caramel, pine, and grapefruit. Appearance is light amber with a thick, soapy light tan head. Taste is orange peel, caramel, bread, pineapple, and pine. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Colinís place the Sham during the 500 Miles Tasting. Pours clearish gold with a fine, creamy head. Nose has some toasty pine, earth, light toasty bread. Medium sweet flavor, light caramel, toast, pine. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light resins to finish, bread, mild alcohol, pine, hints of dry leaves. So so.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske pŚ Humle i Annen mars-13: den femte av i alt 19 i serien. Nydelig aroma og rund, fin smak. Galena brukes mye i porter og stout. IBU 94.
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is blackcurrant, licorice, sanasol. Taste is pineapple, fruity aftertaste. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 CL bottle from Drankencentrale Geers Oostakker. Dark amber with a
large white head. Aroma of bread and sweet malts. Tasts sweet and bitter
at the end. ***
trapez (1466) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of wood, dry leaves and liquorice. Slightly unclear amber colour with beige head. Very, very dry and bitter with lots of grapefruit which also adds a glimpse of citrus. One of these IPAs is enough, but a very powerful Galena hop.