JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle) A very yeaty and earthy aroma, along wing a whim of hops gone moldy and old. The brew is pretty perky and keeps it that way all through the drink. I really don´t get much more than mold and heavy yeast in this beer, sipping along for a long while, hoping for more complexity. It´dosen´t apear and I walk away,a bit disapointed.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009. Hazy orange brown color, fine off-white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, citrus and some brettanomyces. Følavor is floral hops, malt, some fruit and some brett.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle, Thanks Argo0) - Dark hazed amber, fizzy white head. Bold juicy herbal tangerine and floral nose rides wafts of sweet spruce perfume. Bitter citric-pine flavors balance very well on a foundation of Belgian candi sugared fuzzy fruit. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. This certainly screams U.S. without a doubt. Mikeller rarely does me wrong, and this one was no exception…
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty floral hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Dry fruity slightly tart malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of citrus. Hasa dry fruity finish with a long hoppy aftertaste.
Cornfield (5321) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a hazy amber body with a tall rocky head that clumped the sides of the glass with lace as it slowly collapsed. It had a caramel corn sweetness to the aroma topped with floral and citrus scents with just a light dab of Brett. The flavor barely displays the malt, a bit of underlying sweetness, and is more about a citrus peel bitterness with touches of pine resin. The finish is dry and leaves the mouth feeling as if one had just finished chomping on an orange peel. Pretty decent.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, flowery, fruity, floral, pine, light ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some apricot, yeast. Medium body.
JoeMcPhee (8147) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by PilsnerPeter. Deep amber beer. Bright fresh citrusy hoppiness with a bit of orange peel, light funky cologne and nice bretty flintiness. The flavour is pretty light, soft cologne, musk and funk. Crackery malts with a lots of lingering minerally flintiness. It’s unusual in that it’s very fruity and aromatic on the nose but the body is so very dry. As it warms, the hoppiness really picks up substantially. Long finish with the funk and the piny hops working pretty well together. It’s quite a simple brew conceptually, but it works well.
Madsnp (927) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber coloured with a bug frothy egg white head. Upfront hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grape fruit and pine. Flavour is dry, floral and hoppy with notes of resin, lemons and malt. Awesome brew!
skortila (4302) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma has fruits, orange peel, citrus some earthiness. Clear, orange-brown coloured beer with a frothy, white head. The taste is bitter, has carbonation. Citric with some malts there. The beer is relative dry.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very effervescent with a clear, sparkling, orangey, amber color and a full, off-white, fluffy head which continues to grow with time and leaves minimal sporadic lace. Nose is very pleasant with the brett and citrus notes dominating giving notes of mango, orange peel, tangelos, and papaya; other notes include hints of pine needles, light floral bouquet, light doughy yeast notes, and even some hints of ginger. The flavor is more hop dominant and bitter than I would have thought; the papaya and tangelo notes first hit the tongue but are quickly taken over by a rush of flowers and light pine needles. Other notes include light fresh ginger, light sweet malts, doughy yeast, and a more than medium, sharp, dry bitterness. Palate is lively, medium, dry, and round, especially into the finish. Dry bitterness is completely dominant by the long finish with floral notes, light pine needles, and just hints at orange peel. An interesting combination of brett and American hops makes for a completely unique experience. The nose was great with some many different fruits just popping out at me but the flavor was just a bit too hop dominant and harsh for the brett and other notes to come through. A good beer from a great brewery. Look forward to the It’s Alive!