Swaroga (961) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Hazy orange with bubbly head. Nose : candy , striking freshness of citrus zest and pine. Soap. Ginger cookie. Sip : oily texture, good carbonation. Thicker body that I would expect from low alcohol beer. Cookie with skunk, zest flavour. Almost acid. Dry and refreshing. Long lasting bitterness reminding clove, grapefruit. Hop bomb. Nice brew. I'm surprised.
Minderbinder (1305) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thx czar.
Pours dirty whitish/blond with good white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of hops (citrus), wheat. Taste is pretty much the same. Fairly bitter. That’s a good thing this one is well-hopped, because the malt/grain backbone wakens my suspicions. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Better than expected.
czar (3268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours muddy very light yellow-grey with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. very floral-citrusy, wheaty, hint of acidity, citrus fruitiness. average to soft carbonation, light body - slightly watery taste but loads of cerals floating here and there surely helps texture-wise. big herbal-grapefruity finish, slightly unbalanced.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from La Cave à Bulles, Paris. Cloudy pale amber, rich head. Rich perfumy Sorachi Ace aroma with peach, yoghurt and elderflowers. Mid sweet with light body and clean, rounded mouthfeel, The awkward metallic sensation prevalent in most very hoppy low alcohol beers is kept under control. Just a whiff of rusty steel, the rest is all Sorachi Ace hops. Marked, somewhat resiny bitterness. Remarkably tasty for its size.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the CBC - Clerkenwell 1st Birthday Party, London. Pours cloudy amber with a medium, white foam head. Toasty bread and leaf aroma. LIght sweet flavor with mellow grass and leaves, faint toasty malts. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light dryness to finish, with toasty bread and leafy bitterness. Excellent low ABV beer.
ipamonger (64) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thick, stereotypically bubbly beer head. Aroma of bitter, pine-y hops, faint grapefruit, and malt. Intense bitter, but a sweetness there too, hinting vanilla. Getting a lemon citrus note. Active carbonation worth noting. Long bitter finish. Impressive for the ABV.
gunnfryd (9342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, peaches, hop. Flavour is citrus, malt, hop, peaches. Medium body. OK beer.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a muddy and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, yeast and hops with dill. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is bitterness. Overall a beer below average with too much yeast in the aroma and flavor.
sir__v (412) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille. Color: cloudy white beer with white opacity, and white medium head. Smell: hops, flowers, grasses. Taste: hops and sugar complexity, and great bitterness sensation. Aftertaste: dry bitter sensation, and spicies.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, resin, floral, citrus and tropical fruits. Quite bitter flavour. Only light malts, as can be expected. Quite light body, long bitter finish.
Nice, especially for a 2.5% beer. There are some I like more though.
(Draught @ 4th BBF, Bodegraven 2012)