tyler_durden (114) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle @ Il pretesto. It pours golden orange with a tiny white head on top. Very fruity with orange hints... and then there it is the sour! But never covering the global complexity. A great beer!!
BEENJAMIN (190) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has got to be one of the best beer I’ve ever had. It is truly a work of art. Poured into a wine glass, it displays a bright redish hue with an off white head. The nose is complex, very fruity, a little funky, and a little bit of the wood comes through. The flavors are huge and change with almost ever sip. Its tart up front, juicy in the middle, and ends with a nice dry finish that sends this one soaring for me. Very well put together, will purchase again even at twenty two dollars a bottle, worth every penny.
McWorta (367) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, golden amber in colour light touch of nutty hazyness to it with a lovely lightly beige head and coherent lacing. Noses of floral fruits, grapefruit, citrus, peach, and ripe grapes, a pretty eyebrow raising complexity. Light lively with a slick and velvety texture on the palate. Medium to full body further developing on the palate. Rather refreshing with a finish lasting balanced on the back of the palate which awaits another sip. Excellent beer.
ktingleff (54) - - JUL 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perhaps the best beer I ever had. Dry, champagne-y, gooseberry and exotic fruit (grapefruit) aromas and flavours. would be excellent for a New Year's Eve drink or aperitif. Or for celebrating anything really.
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hirigalzkar (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap @ Bishops Arms Linnégatan. The genius of this beer came as a complete surprise to me. One sip, and I started asking myself wheter this was a modern version of Orval, or maybe a new beer from the Dolle. It’s funky, tart, sweet, fruity and hoppy at the same time (and in a way that only the breweries mentioned above has managed to brew before). It’s super complex, and very very drinkable. Notes of black currant (a lot!), brett, wood, vinous bitterness, orange, citrus and christmas spices. Smooth.
ej (515) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear golden orange with a tint of red. Large, frothy head. Aroma of red berries, grapes and wood. Hints of barnyard and tartness. Taste is grapefruity fruity grapeish.. A little sweet at first, bitter then dry. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. One of the best beers I’ve had.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best, most refreshing and overall interesting beers i’ve ever had. Being a big fan of Nelson hops (and Simcoe) i was vey excited to try this mixture out. Deep orange color with a foamy off white head leaving lacings, nice. Aroma was really wonderfull. Its had all the intense grape and sweet citrus mix of the nelson, but unlike many ipas (where i usually get my Nelson fix) its wasnt toffee/caramel that balanced it out, but Brett! Its turned out to be extremly refrehing. The yeast added a nice acidity to the bitter and cane sugery sweet flavor. Also has some freh underripe fruity notes that came through in the end. Great great beer overall and much better than the un-barrel version i tasted on the festival.
grunx (367) - - SEP 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Carbònic molt fi, com d’escumós gran reserva. Notes àcides, amargues i dolces. Complexa i vinosa. Final sec. M’ha encantat.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750mL bottle, pours a beautiful vibrant opaque orangey amber with a voluminous white head. Aroma is very vinous and yeasty, with loads of brett-like yeast, sauvignon blanc, dry lemon and orange zest with a bit of fruity notes. Flavour is incredibly complex with an amazing balance of dry white wine, brett, dry fruity notes, lemon rind - so much depth and balance, with strong lasting flavours. The barrels accentuated the complexity so expertly. Damn delicious.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap, numerous times, @Mikkeller Bar. Pours a near-clear dark amber, with a lace of tiny beige bubbles on top. A pleasant hoppy smell of tropical fruits hit the nose at first. Then some fresh floral and perfumey yeast notes. Also a subtle, but noticable vinous and oaky aroma from the white wine barrels. Taste is awesome. Complex and fully balanced. Superdry, restrained malt body. A light sourish fruitiness, reminiscent of mix bag tropical, black currants and oranges. A fresh vinous note, with a hint of vanilla and wood. Fruity bitterness for balancing. Nice soft and sparkling, champagne-like carbonation. Medium body strenght. Crisp, dry and perfectly rounded ending. Very moreish, and dangerously easy to drink. This beer is a gem.