oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy orangeish amber colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts along with fruits, toffee and some slight herbal and hayish notes. Flavour is grassy, flora, mild fruityness along with some bready and caramel malts to it. Quite mouthdrying palate and a nice fresg grassy and floral aftertaste.
dasdan (160) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Dark amber body with a nice of-white head. Aroma of bread. Nice resin and light caramel malt taste. *****
Lunkie (1208) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber colour with great head and lacing. Citrus malt hop spice aroma. Herbal spice malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
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berntholer (220) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
big light beige head that stays long with foam head. clear dark amber colour. sweet, hop resin and sweet corn like aroma. very faint hop resin taste, sweet and fruity. doesn’t convince me as an IPA. bottle 33cl / notes from backlog
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Single hop IPA from Mikkeller. This pours a deep ruby colour with a fairly big soft head.
Quite a bit of sediment in the bottle.
Not too overpowering with hoppy flavour.
This is a nicely balance beer that could be drunk as a session beer. At 6.8% it would be messy.
trapez (1443) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of Wood and a bit of anis. Unclear amber colour with beige head. Nice dry and bitter finish but flavour is rather anonymous with just a tiny hint of grapefruit and anis.
Acid303 (274) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours amber with medium light beige head. Caramel and earthy notes on the nose, slightly floral. Nice balance between malts and hops, quite earthy and grassy as expected. Sweet dryness in the back. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing.
Martinus (1878) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, hops, apple, light attic, bread and light grape notes. Bitter flavour, malts, soaked tea biscuit, light bitter grass. Malty finish, light hops, some apple.
OK brew, nice to see Tettnanger solo for a change, albeit the bottle was a bit old -for an IPA.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam)
sir__v (302) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: nice clear amber beer with medium carbonization and medium white head. Smell: hops, spices, grasses, red fruits, cherry, grapes. Taste: nice hops and small sour taste with cherry. Aftertaste: wet bitterness not so strong and not so complex.
PriorL (309) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Nose: lightly smoked, malt comes out nicely.
Taste: not completely balanced, a little to much sugar in my opinion.