chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Gold/amber colour. A bit murky. Very decent hops on the nose - quite aromatic, with orange, grapefruit and grassy notes in evidence. Distinctly orange on the palate. Moderate bitterness with a touch of residual sweetness. Firm. Slightly slick, mouthfeel. May not be a blockbuster in comparison with many US IPAs but itís a solid effort from country hardly known for producing IPAs. I can safely say itís the best French IPA Iíve tried.
Ungstrup (28219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet acidic with notes of malt and fruit some from citrus fruits, leading to a dry, bitter, and tart finish.
madmitch76 (12968) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th December 2010
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Very hazy gold beer with a very small white head. Softish palate with mild carbonation. Marmaladish orange with sweet caramel malt underneath. Finishes soft. Like the way this beer delivers itís hops in a soft way - makes a change from the usual slap accross the chops!
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Chris Oís Pre-NY tastings - thanks Caspar!
Aroma is oak. Sauvignon Blanc grapes, bready yeast and also a tad floral element on the nose. Taste is Sauvignon Blanc grapes, honey, sweet malts, floral hops and also quite bitter. Sweet and floral and moderalely hopped. I really am not a white wine drinker so sad to say this isnít working for me.
harrisoni (12417) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chris NY Tasting 2010. From Caspar. Cloudy orange gold. Thin off white head. Lovely light grapefruit aroma. Decent ipa. Some tasty hop. Rather good. Beat french ipa i have had.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A different kind of hoppy beer. Very smooth highly drinkable beer.
How: Bottle (22oz?, 750ml?). Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase directly in France. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Opaque dark orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is very tangy and fresh grass. Taste is orange muffin, a lot straws, yeast, a bit of earth, some citrus fruits, some grass. Very mild bitterness. The carbonation is smooth. Something about the straw-like malts and yeast made for a body that felt very light yet very full. Far from an intense beer, this one is overall very smooth. This was a fun beer, and one I could drink many pints of. This is a good beer and I donít know why that beer got trashed by so many ratings. I think these people have a chip on their shoulder. The easiest point of amputation is the neck.
SaintMatty (4473) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit, tea and toffee. Hoppy and fruity taste with notes of grapefruit and toffee.
thebeertourist (4598) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cave ŗ Bulles. Cloudy amber with a dense offwhite head. Nice citric fruit aroma with hints of bread underneath. Herbal hoppiness that works well together with the orange fruit flavours. A bit grainy mouthfeel. Interestingly different IPA.
Fred82 (2091) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to David and Catherine
Appearance : Hazy amber, some lacing and small head.
Aroma : Fruity and hoppy. Very nice fruits. Some malt.
Taste : Very fresh and fruity. Carbonation quite soft.
Overall : Very very fruity. Quite enjoyable. Very drinkable. Maybe a bit simple or a bit too much on the fruit juice side. Still very enjoyable. A bit of a surprise.
douglas88 (5460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really cool bomber brought back from France by Craig, thanks man. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. The aroma is straw, grainy, yeasty, sweet earthy hops. The flavor is not a hop-headís dream, but sweet, yeasty, here comes the profiling, but it tasted like a biere de garde. Nice and easygoing.