tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013
Pours dark orange with a thick smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, earthy notes and grass. Taste is malty, bready and grainy with some grassy notes. Finish is grainy and bready. A bit unbalanced.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutexpo 2013
Served from a bottle too warm
Aroma has resiny malt and some berries. Flavour has berries, mineral notes, some caramel and wood. Decent.
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 121013
chrisv10 (11960) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 6.2%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little rip fruit and a little bitter.
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, bitter hops, little flowers and malt. Semi high carbonation.
ben4321 (4433) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12.7 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/29/13
Aroma: The nose has some bready malts, yeast, spice, and a good bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a frothy tan head and sticky lacework
Flavor: The taste is clean and malty, some fruity flavors mid-plate, and some spice on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a clean feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Not a bad one at all, but nothing special either. I wouldn’t have guessed this one at over 4.5%, so it feels quite sessionable even if the ABV is easily clear of 5%. Not a standout, but I have no complaints either...
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first beer from New Zealand! Drinking it in Brew on Quay in Auckland! The head is good, the body amber-brown and clear. It smells sweet, hoparomatic, different hoppy, aromatic, fruity, bit flowery, bitter-intensive, The taste is hoparomatic, bit bitter-flowery, fruity, aromatic, bit malty, delicious. 12/13/12/12/-/12
RumRunner101 (845) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, pine, toffee - very malt forward. Body has the same malt complexity as the nose with a lingering bitter finish. This is great.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, cork and cage. Pour is cloudy dark amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is medium roasted malt, slight toast to it, yeast comes through, some lemony and pine hops. Taste is rich luscious malt, roasted and toast coming through, layers of earthy and light citrus hops, caramel and light toffee, bitterness develops and dries out to a great finish.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. This is the only non-Belgian brewer of full-flavoured beer I’ve seen in Cambodia. These guys really have a wide distribution, they’ve recently arrived in Canada too. Gushing amber. Nose is wine, tropical fruit, pine, floral. Flavour has some peppery qualities to it, nice moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and creamy, unfortunately the finish is odd to me -- tannic -- which knocks this down a lot; not sure what exactly caused that.