nealm759 (29) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle from Hop City.
Poured into a snifter, a hazy amberish almost orange color, about a finger and a half of pure white head. Good retention and lacing.
Nose is very hard to distinguish exactly what you smell, I pick up sweet notes, smells of malt and yeast, and a little grain alcohol kind of scent.
The more that it oxidizes the less yeast smell blends with a malt smell.
A very very interesting beer. first part of the taste is very dry and has a mix of sweet citrus notes along with yeast and a slight booziness which is well masked, or just completely different than other high abv beers,
Palate picks up a bitter hop aroma and tongue that lingers.
Overall, a super interesting beer, not something I would drink everyday or session-able, but I am very glad I got the opportunity to try another of Mikkelers fine creations!
Panzuriel (1223) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy pale gold pour with barely any head. Nose is strong alcohol with hints of pine needle, smoke and toffee? Taste is strong. There is clover honey under not overpowering pine hops. Body is a bit thick but not syrupy. Finishes with the honey mellowing. A very impressive and balanced brew.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Citrus and peach in the nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity flavor, citrus, burning alcohol dominates everything. Interesting but not very good.
Caterwaul (38) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a spritsy, clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Starts at about a centimeter and recedes to a super thin disk gradually but quickly.
Smells pretty boozy. Hoppy, too. Resiny and piney. A little floral. Almost... a honeycomb... kind of sweetness. Smells... like you could sterilize surgical tools in it.This tastes a lot sweeter than I’d expected. Lots of honey to it. I like how the alcohol burn feels in the mouth. Spirit-like. This is a pretty remarkable beer. Maybe not great, but remarkable in a "Makes me feel like remarking on it" kind of way. Whiew...it’s a little like shochu in the finish... Very clean. Very dry.
But woof- that alcohol is... palpable.
sir__v (409) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: clear blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malty and hoppy equilibrium and small alcohol nose. Taste: good equilibrium really drinkable. Malt and hops taste with good balance of alcohol. Aftertaste: malt caramel and hops with wet bitterness.
Inbreak (1056) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Konsentrert fruktig sødmerik lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, tørka frukt, kvae, aprikos, karamell, barnåler, sukker, høy, lauv. Fyldig konsentrert fruktig og sødmerik smak med preg av lys malt, humle, tørka frukt, gras, karamell, alkohol, barnåler, høy, våte blad. God bitterhet som set godt, litt beisk. Grei.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Erzbierschof - quite clear blond beer; poor head retention; medicinal herbs, perfumy, yellow fruits, sharp; full-bodied, pretty fizzy, bitter and hugely dry; long fruity hoppy finish with perfumy notes and more herbal tones - original and quite pleasant
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musty floral and medicinal hop notes. A little dusty. A little vodka as well. Golden pour nice color, thin head soft lace. Pineapple notes, white sugar, angel food cake. Lots of vodka. A little herbal in the finish. Lots of vodka heat in the finish as well. Could be a lot worse at 14%.
bleeng (1457) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow. Nose is lemons and a bit skunk. Taste is the same with tons of yeast and lemon funk. Power drink.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours with a hazy deep gold body that supports a weak white head. The aroma offers up thick syrupy sweet apple and pear notes mixing with hard candy lime and some chemical booze. The taste is similar with big booze nuanced apple, pear and fig notes that slide into a champagne slightly white wine like sensation to midway. Once the finish rears its ugly head the boozy chemical booze note comes forward and it allows for a semi dry semi harsh finish. Neat sipper though.
adamah (212) - - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This smells like a barleywine, sweet fruity, candy-like, almost chemically. The appearance is light clear golden color with thin white head. The taste is quite sweet, has some dryer bitterness at the end as well as some warmth from the high abv. The body is very light, thin almost. Overall I was impressed that the flavor balanced out towards the end even though it was so sweet up front not much really impressed though.