bartlebier (3432) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog: 33cl bottle Geers 2012, sampled Summer 2012. Rating this from notes, yet still asynchronously "side by side" with the Tettnang Hopfenkrone Pils: the confrontation proves that the delicate grass, citrus & white pepper Tettnanger seems to be an ideal Pils/pale ale hop, and easily loses its edges when confronted with caramalty Vienna or darker malts, where it leaves a somewhat tired and besieged impression. Remember this beer was dominated by tasty base ESB-like caramalts, given an indefinite citrus & minty edge. Extra points for establishing a precedent with the brave uncool didacticism of this series.
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Delirium. Brown-orange with a fine head. Grassy caramel nose, light lemon. Rich malt flavor, caramel, chocolate, grass. Light orange and esters. Nice bitterness.
graham_murphy (610) - - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, a little sweet for an IPA and fruity. A touch of citrus and caramel in the malts.
Rasmus40 (17547) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grass and herbal. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 070913
Camons (10206) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours slightly hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grass, old hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, dusty, old grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 070913
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ fairbar Aarhus. Slightly clouded dark orange, medium off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, it feels old, not mich hop aroma left, malty, smells like a tuborg classic. Taste, better than the aroma, but still old, malty, slightly hoppy, some berrie motes.
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Hazy dark amber colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, toast, grass, hay, dried apricots and slightly earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, treacle toffee, apricots and a grassy, earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Interesting with only noble hops in an IPA, but this worked out quite well. Nice one.
olio (9296) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle
Pours hazy amber color with a large head. Aroma of grape fruits, hops, some grass and goose berry bush. Flavor of caramel malts, grape fruits, goose berries and some wooden notes. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate with a harsh malty finish. Some weird off-flavors. Not very pleasant.
cgarvieuk (21630) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog... Amber... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet fruity... Jui y... Zezty lime nose... Soft toffee.. Juicy malts... Lime and tropical tones ok
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewdog, Leeds. This has the exact same aroma as the first beer I ever drank, about 30 years ago. That was Wards Bitter, brewed up until 1999 in Sheffield. It tasted not unlike it too! Sold.. to the gentleman with the big nose..