DutchDrebus (4528) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ZZT V. Hazy yellow to orange colour, small white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, fresh, bitter. Tastes very bitter, sweet, grapefruit, hops. Full body, decent carbo, slightly warming.
teddybeer (2517) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Animal (Madrid). Hazy golden colour with a good formation of an off-white head, good lasting. Aroma is fruity (sweet and tropical fruits), floral, lightly hoppy. Flavor is fresh, lightly sweet, very strong bittery and alcoholic, but very good balanced. Pine and resins dominate the mouth, dense and smooth on palate with an aftertaste intense and strong bittery and malty. Carbonation is medium. Body is high. Texture is oily. Great beer, highly recommended.
Beerhammaren (1281) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ vihreä haltiatar. Pours hazy orange with low head. Aroma alcohol, hops, exotic fruits and some canned ananas. Flavor is fruits, passion, grass, sweet sugar and hops. Swell!
Kavu (2678) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours hazy orange with a low head. Aroma is malts, fruits and alcohol. Flavor is malts, some fruits, alcohol and plenty of hops. Very nice.
suurjuust (1548) - ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with small white bubbly head. Nose is grapefruity, sweet, malty with some peach-orange notes, caramel and alcohol. Taste begins with malt and caramel sweetness and develops into grapefruit and orange notes with heavy, warming alcohol and fruity hops. Boozy after taste. Medium body, fairly flat carbonation, oily mouthfeel.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is huge fruity cheesy hop madness, big caramel bready malt note. Flavour is uberheavy hop fullness, then big bread and caramel malt, then a hefty alcohol warmth and burn, then more malt. Finishing with a big alcoholic warmth covered in hop bitterness.
Hermod (3903) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, BBE 07/2023. Hazy, dark orange, thin white head. Aroma has dried fruits soaked inalcohol, some bread in the background. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. Very bitter, hoppy flavor, also lots of alcohol pushing through. vanilla cookies and perfumy notes In the long sweet finish. Heavy stuff.
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small glass served from tap at Henrik Øl og Vinstove. Near-clear amber coloured body. Low, stable layer, spotty lacing. Smell of dried fruits and bread, lighter vapour of alcohol. Dried malt-fruity taste including apricot together with hints of almond and warmth from the alcohol. Full bodied. Not overly sweet. Heavy drinking, classical slow sipper (Bergen, 18.09.2012).
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy aroma. Taste is quite sweet with lots of citrussy hops and alcohol, bitter finish (although i would have liked a little more bitterness.) My only complaint it that the alcohol is not quite as well hidden as I would have hoped, think this could have been better as a 11% abv or some. Quite nice nevertheless.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed amber pour with a white head. Sweet sugar and caramel maltiness with a strong tropical fruit character, particularly pineapple and mango. A hint of pine and mild citrus. The flavor is quite sweet as well with all of the caramel and sugar flavors. Pinapple, peach, and mango notes with a subtle citrus character. A light pine bitterness and perhaps a hint of booze.