bjakk (543) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, yellow mildly cloudy with nice yellow foam. Fruit, flower, mango in the aroma. Malt, caramel, mango with sweet grapefruit bitterness. High in carbon
VsXsV (3125) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Light hazy amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, caramel, biscuit and grass. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of citrus, caramel, biscuit and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent but malty.
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3.8.2014. 500 ml Bottle. Taste has malts, plenty of hops, some grass and citrus, dryish bitter finish.
dfearnley (1417) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet
Aroma of orange, hops, pine, pepper, and wood. Hazy, mustardy amber with a frothy 1.5 cm, long lasting head. Taste is pepper, oak, pine resin, some middling grapefruit, and loads of bitterness.
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, leuchtend. In der Nase Maracuja, tropische Früchte. Am Gaumen recht direkte Bitterkeit, herb, Malzkörper präsent.
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint@Nøgne Ø Tap Takeover, Red Hot, München 03/2015. Medium-bodacious fresh straw yellow pour, some creaminess. The global get-together of hops does not spark an immediate explosion of expressive hops as imagined, but rather perch in the nostrils with suave United Nations in plenary session comportment: some exotic, earthier resins than just citrus (green berry, star fruit, indeed physalis) nevertheless bid a gentle welcome. Taste is more of a gentle invite than an uncouth kick in the teeth as well: cakey, doughy malts cushion and absorb a host of orchard fruit and citrus hop micro-accents. Easygoing, utopian i.e. non-locateable, pale ale betrayed by a European sense of balance.
jfb (4857) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of mango and herbal hops, slightly yeasty and resinous, with a hint of cactus juice, some vanilla and physalis. flavour is more herbal hops, yeast and caramel, heavily resinous and slightly green, with a touch of alcohol in the medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First Night At The New Penguin, 13/12/14, beans safely in the oven. High-foamed, Belgian-looking excitable apricot wafting with a delectable pot pourri of lavender, lime zest, pine, juniper and dragon fruit shower gel. Soapy and magnificent in the extreme after 6 weeks of Becks Blue with a soft mousse of lemon zest, grapefruit, spearmint, husk and flowers. Really lingers, really kicks. Soap, tropical fruit, pine and juniper-like botanicals to the fore. Even that faint taint of antiseptic can’t put me off. Ravishing.
Eimhjellen64 (8) - Kvernaland, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Harmonic bitterness. Soft taste. A little touch of citrus at the end. Long lasting bitterness.
nogva (63) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden copper with a modest but creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, lemon zest, herbs and some apricot. Light to medium body, slick feel, medium carbonation. Taste is refreshing and floral with hops, grapefruit, spices and grass. Dry and bitter finish that lasts quite a while.