bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours orange amber with a creamy 3 finger near white head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Flavor is slightly earthy caramel with a lot of floral and citrus hop. It doesn’t start strongly bitter, but it quickly becomes very bitter in a smooth floral way. Delicious.
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden amber with a good sized soapy beige head. The aroma is very flowery, lemon/lime, powdery and more on the sweet side that most in the series with an almost meringue like quality. The hops overtake the malt on the aroma. Medium body that’s lightly husky with mildly sharp carbonation. The taste is quite interesting an unique. It starts off with a balance of lightly toasted caramel malt, pseudo lemon, floral hops, spice and some odd funkiness that’s quite pronounced. The finish is resiny, funky, lemony and has some plastic traits. Interesting, unique and enjoyable.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small beige head, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/grapefruit, pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, grape, some bread. medium body, light alcohol stickiness.
grunx (367) - - JUN 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
De moment una de les Single Hop de Mikkeller que he trobat més interessants, sobretot en nas: Citrics amargs, fusta, vainilla, fum... Molt recomenable.
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Perfumy floral nose. Mid sweet with lean mouthfeel and medium body. Interesting buttery perfumy hops. Long bitter finish. Decidedly one of the better in the series.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: creamy, off-white
colour: amber, orange
smell: smokey, vanilla, oaky, subtle hop scent, malts, little sweet irony
taste: start is pretty hopy, bitter , oak/vanilla, orange (peels) little smoke, bitter maltsy, soapy,melony , end is dry with a bozy herby after, gorgeous !!
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange colored with average white head. Aroma have rounded fruitness (apricots, citrus) with some malty hints. Medium sweetness, long strong bitterness. The Sorachi Ace is intriguing but not so interesting alone.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color, Nice creamy off-white head. Hoppy aroma with strange double edged coconut aroma and taste. A bit caramelly, nice but strange double...
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle alongside Bravo and Cluster versions.
Pour is very similar on all 3 with a clear orange body with uniform off-white heads and decent lacing.
This definitely has the most distinctive aroma with some light sweet fruits, candied pears comes to mind. It’s definitely not as citrusy, wi even a little bit of grape and white wine character.
Taste has the same sweet fruit notes, with apricots this time maybe. Definitely finishes more vinous than any in the series.
The mouthfeel is consistent across the three with strong carbonation and a medium to light body. But this one is definitely drier than most of the others.
I enjoyed this one and I’d put this one up with the Bravo version though it’s a much more unique beer than the Bravo. Good stuff.
DanielBrown (3781) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico. Creamy coconut taste. Jars the tastebuds with it’s milky nutty spice. Strange. Reminds me of thai green curry. Strangely pleasant, although I understand why this divides opinion.