Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A pale golden belgian ale dominated by sugary honey and woodsy vinous flavors. Meh.
How: Bottle 375ml corked & caged, consumed with some age on it but still 4 years before expiration date.
The look: Medium cloudy pale golden body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: Nose is heavy on woodsy honey (very much reminiscent of linden honey) along with a sensation of smelling a bouquet of flowers in a dusty attic, also light woody white wine notes. Taste is coarse grainy cereals, wood, linden honey, white wine, mild spicy-herbal notes, dusty yeast. Plenty of sweetness that feels a bit like old honey turning into sugars. A beer that throws many things at you but at the end it is the sugary honey and woody vinous notes that dominate and this makes for a beer that is far from easy to drink, the type of blend of flavors that I quickly grew tired of before I even finished a small 375ml. Not sure who Mielcke & Hurtigkarl are but I’m not ruling out they are a couple with a son named Fgiktoqbyxtu.
Frallan (31) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
New batch - I Loves the old hurtigkerlnwith its light fruity flavors with notes of the Sauterne in a fresh sparkly beverage. This new battle pours light brownish and has an off note in the aroma. The palette is bitter and also with an off note and lacks the Sauterne notes of the predecessor.
This is NOT the same beer and it is not good!!!
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. It’s an unclear, orange beer with a small, white head. Cellar and some fruityness and piney hints on the nose. Some white sugar and a vinous touch too. Pleasant flavor with bitterness, lots of wood, as well as cellar and pine cones. Some tropical fruits and a little hint of white sugar too. Medium body, semi-dry and pleasantly carbonated. Some warmth on the palate, nice carbonation level and dry. Lasting finish. Not really sure about this one. It’s good indeed, but probably a tad too woody. Wouldn’t mind drinking more of it though. 131026
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, oak, some vanilla, some grapes and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vinous notes, white wine, oak, vanilla and wood.Medium body, average carbonation.
bursprak (136) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Food festival 13. Sur og tydelig smag af vinfad. Nice beer! Will try and taste this one again.
mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chrisso’s pre-GBBF shindig. Orange golden hazed with a small white head. Aroma is parfummed, bready wheat malt. Some spice. Highly carbonated some chalk. Fruity berry.
Countbeer (3647) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium to bigger sized ashy airy off white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer.
Aromas of white wine, barley malts, oatmeal, honey, meal, meat, hay, cream, some wood, grapes and a hint of liquor tones.
Flavours of honey, oatmeal, cream, white wine, grapes, wood, dusty fruit, some hops, grains, a strange bitterness and hints of alcohol, hay, chalk and liquor.
Aftertaste is mealy, warmth, grains, some honey, hint of bitters and peach and some warmth.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.
To much grains and oatmeal... Nice white wine tones but all by all it’s quite unbalanced.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13.
Golden amber with a thin white head.
Nose is herbal, light caramel notes, grass, bitter orange, dark fruit.
Taste comprises light orange, grass, herbal notes, fruits, pinch of spice, a little funky note or two.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Ok drinkable affair but nothing I’d rush back to!
chimpgibbon (165) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Dirty fizzy orange with no head. Apples / grapes / lime, yeast. Light caramel then boozy tartish fruit then lingering bittersweet tail. A bit too much fizz for me which gets in the way of an otherwise great brew.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Pibar, Lausanne
Amber color, dull brown hue, with medium sized compact head. The aroma is nice, there is vanilla, white wine, some Belgian yeast; elegant. Highly carbonated, gently sweet malt flavor, mild yeast spices, pleasant boozy wine character; correct bitterness, light final astringency.