floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). A hazy amber beer with an ample off-white head and decent lace. Nose is malty and quite sweet with caramel and grassy hops. Taste is similar with a medium dry hop bitterness. I normally associate Saaz hops with Bohemian pilsners but this is totally different and quite interesting.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…
BrewskiDog (1) - Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good aroma, hazy appearance, poured with a good head. Not as hoppy as I had hoped it would be - I guess it's a demonstration of a single hop variety.
Habanero (2428) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours very hazy, amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus notes and grass. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and flat to soft carb. An OK but not in anyway a big IPA.
Camons (5609) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light sweet fruit, little citrus. grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, little fruit hops, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. light bitter finish. 301013
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, hop, medium sweet, grass, little sweet and a little bitter.
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at the Cardinal stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Hazy nut golden body with a tanned film. Floral light polleny light piny nose. Grassy, resiny bitter, light nutty and light acidic flavors. Medium bodied and smooth to drink.
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13.Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of mats, grassy hops. Taste is moderate sweet flowery, with a light grassy hoppy end.
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze and slightly cloudy. Poured with a big head.Slightly bitter but not as much hoppiness as I had expected. Pleasant but the lack of hops was a bit disappointing.
JorgeLee (1135) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg in Brewdog Leeds. Deep amber colour, tiny white foam. Very sweet and sticky malt, then very oily tasting hop flavour. I quite like Saaz but this was just a bit hard work and cloying really.