Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours dark amber colored with high creamy head. Smell is slight hoppy bitter, caramelly. Starts with nice caramel notes and grassy bitterish hops. Middle part is slight fruity, caramelly, deliciously grassy and fruity. Goes into a caramelly, hoppy-grassy finish with some grapefruit.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of pine, hint of weed, cabbage, herbs. Flavour is light caramel, pine, herbal bitterness, cabbage, firm pine bitter finish with a hint of spice. Light-bodied.
TheJvd (659) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at Beer Temple. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops, herbal, malts. Taste is mostly the same, quite herbal.
Beergeek23322 (1953) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a white head. This one is a bit more on the hoppy side with a nice finish, but still lacking the pine and fruit notes.
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color: nice clear amber beer with small carbonization and medium white/ivory head. Smell: hops, grass and floral nose. Taste: strong hops taste and some bread presence. Aftertaste: strong bitterness.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale beige head that disappears rather quickly with some good lacing. amber coloured clear beer. some caramel, herbal and spicy notes that resembles liquor like cognac or rhum, some vanilla, oak/wood .. difficult to find words to describe this aroma. taste is similar to the smell with a light sweetness followed by a nice bitterness that lasts a long time. very well balanced, nice one! (bottle 33cl / notes from backlog)
Foffern (1041) - BodÝ, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy amber colour with a big light beige whipped eggwhite-like head. The aroma is a bit faint but I find citrus, grapefruit and some pine. Grassy hops in the flavour along with some sweet malt, spices, apricot and some alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A well-balanced and fruity IPA. Nice.
PriorL (1148) - 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: somewhat smoked, bitterness noticeable.
Taste: quite bitter, burned aspects, some sugar.
LinusStick (2738) - 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
Tasted EXACTLY the same as the Bravo version I just drank back to back so I have to cut and paste. No difference once so ever. Wish I couldíve had this fresh. Meh..Iím rating a bottle I got last year from a place where it probably sat for a while so Iím taking that into consideration. All things aside, itís 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 (1854) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske pŚ Humle i Annen mars-13: vi er ved veis ende! En kraftanstrengelse vi taklet med eleganse og verdighet. Denne fikk en stjerne i boka for sine egenskaper som bitterhumle. IBU 94 og konklusjonen er at samtlige nitten er verdt en gjenvisitt.