kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly clear copper with large foamy head. Big citrus fruity nose. Flavor is full on hops with nice stone fruit mixed with grapefruit. Medium body with nice chewy texture. Finish is bitter with zest of oranges.
BelgiskOlklub (944) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep hazy orange body, small diminishing white head. Heavy aroma of flowers and some raw vegetables. Oily texture. Very bitter flavor balanced with a medium sweetness.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Tre små rum, Gothenburg
Hazy ornage. Medium yellow head.
Very fruity and pleasant aroma; tropical en masse peaches, pineapple and apricots.
The fruitiness is in the flavour aswell.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color with white head. A light, fruity hop aroma. Fruity taste, mostly tropical with some bitterness and a mildly warming, sweet finish.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from WLV. Let’s see how this goes as it’s been much of a hit in these parts. Bottle is super carbonated, though no gusher. Pours a slightly hazed copper with a fluffy large bubbled head. Nose is pretty nice, quite fruity, lots of stone fruit, apricot and cherries with some resin in there as well. On top of that, some nice candied notes. Kind of like the best qualities of Amarillo, actually. Faint grainy notes, mild almond as well. On taste, this is pretty outstanding. Loads of apricot, mango, again with almonds, some like candy notes, though not sweet at all. Damn, I’m with Ughsmash, if I could get sixers of this for under $10, I wouldn’t need anything else. Finish is clean, dry, a touch of spice. This is a damn cool hop. Awesome.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: bottle at home with The Cad.
Huge thanks to Anders for sending this over. It’s no secret that I love Nelson Sauvin, somehow Anders knew this though I’m not sure we ever discussed it, and messaged me out of the blue saying he was sending a bottle over for me. LEGEND! This little beauty did exactly what I was hoping it would. Beautiful tropical fruit NS all round. Faint spice and fruit, elegant yet assertive bitterness offset with the faint sweetish feel of my favourite hop. Fruity splendour start to finish on top of a glorious Mikkeller base. Brilliant.
nickd717 (3595) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer in SF. Pours a clear golden amber color with a large white head that lasts. Floral aroma with sweet malt and light fruits. Flavor very sweet with pale malt, peach, apricot, orange, and flowery hops. Great hoppy finish that’s not too intense and a smooth palate with medium body. Great stuff.
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, BB 3/10/2011. Poured clear rusty amber with a creamy, well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma was really, really juicy and I loved it.. peach skins, apricots, and darker earthy character over a sweet pale and caramel base.. just succulent. The flavor was just about as good.. juicy pears, apricots, and grapefruit gave some sweetness at the core in addition to the bitterness they provided on the edges.. peppery spicage joined on the edges and accelerated through the warm finish.. overall bitterness was moderate-to-high, and again the balance was spot-on. Medium-bodied with creamy, filling carbonation on the palate.. the malts stayed in the background to help showcase the hops.. spicy, memorable finish. Man.. if I could just get this for $7-8 a sixer, I’d be in Heaven.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy grapefruit and citrus aroma. Fruity malty bitter grapefruit and citrus hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty bitter hoppy grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Sweetness, citrus, pine, orange and a somewhat fresh grapy touch in the aroma. Flavour is full of flowers, orange/citrus, pine, light caramel and some sweetness to counter the hoppy part. Medium to full bodied. Very dry. Nice heavy balanced bitter end. Very refreshing and highly drinkable.