JEK69 (395) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very strange nose !
Smoked ham and cooked vegetable ...
I don’t really know if Apollo hop variety gave this profile to the beer or if this is a reduction note linked to a fermentation issue. Anyway, that’s interesting for tasting, not really for drinking ... maybe served with a Sauerkraut ... nothing else !
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is malt and tropical fruit. Flavour is malt, sweet notes, tropical fruit, pineapple and mango.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Pours hazy dark golden with a small white head.
Strong citrus and flowery hop aroma. Taste of really fresh hops, fruity with a herbal touch of mint at the end. Not bad at all. Dry mouthfeel.
Skinnyviking (6235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Hazy orange body. Fruity hoppy aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.
Frovigalning (2475) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Apollo reminds me a bit about Sorachi Ace, but the dill aroma isn’t as agressive. Nice to try a new kind of hops, but I don’t think I will be using this one in one of my own brews.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29-DEC-2011, bottle @home, from "Kihoskh".
Amber/golden with lasting beige head.
Nose is grape fruit, resin, and grass. Also a slight skunky note is there.
Taste is grape fruit, iron, grass, earth, and a bit more skunk.
Ends bitter and long, but not in a superfruity pleasant hoppy way.
Malty notes in this brew as well, but i sort of concentrate on the hop variety. Not a favorite hop.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grassy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
berlinoise2go (548) - NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour. Sticky, offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma of funky hops, grapefruit, resin, orange. Well-balanced taste. Medium body, soft carbonation
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fully hazy amber-orange beer under fluffy, dense, dirty cream-coloured beer; shards of lace. Horrible basement smell, mushrooms, sulphur or/and saltpetre, cat’s pee, ureum, valerian and old, oxydized oatmeal (I was going to write ’socks’...) Again ureum to the fore, the smell of lilies, or cut lilies in a watervase. Retronasal, the basement aroma, with meaty and mouldy notes return. Rather well-bodied, thick and creamy MF. But that smell... Yikes. That one (catty) hop can change so much. Agreed, there is some amount of fleetingness, the intensity of this off-smell diminishes somewhat warming up. Yet, another Sorachi Ace for me, please.
BoBoChamp (4689) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, fruity and slightly sweet/malty, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew