GRM (3499) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 0,5 1, lot 792, bottled on 20.04.12, best before 20.04.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 15 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, no effervescence, beige head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, tangerine, malt, light “dirty socks”; mouth: resinous hops, pine, slight tangerine, malt, light astringency, caramel, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of caramel, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 0,5 1, lot 792, embouteillée le 20.04.12, meilleure avant 20.04.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 15 avril 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, malt, léger chaussons; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, très léger tangerine, malt, légère astringence, caramel, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-04-13. Light hazy dark orange body modest beige head. 3+ Resinous hoppy aroma, modest malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, good amount of bitterness, mild citrus and resinous hops. Lingering bitterness and mild alcohol. Average plus to medium bodied palate, good carbonation. Solid, I suspect hops might be more pronounced and nuanced when fresher but pretty good as is. Resinous fuzzy citrus builds as you drink more. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark apricot pour covered by a cask-like largeish bubbled foam. Opaque. Slightly yeasty, otherwise fragrantly citrusy nose focusing on earthy orange and grapefruit with a hefty resin background. Underneath, a gently biscuity, albeit not too intense on the crystals, malt base lifts up the minerally, crispy texture that again feels like a cask ale once its rested in the glass for a while and lost some of its activity. It’s a pleasant sensation and enhances drinkability. Has certainly lost a fair dose of its aromatic power, but remains agreeable, with a fun mouthfeel and fitting malt foundation. Good.
rgf001 (277) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from bottle on 8-Apr-2013. Brewed 6-Mar-2012 (Best before 6-Mar-2016 ??). Bottle bought at Barleywine, Copenhagen, it was on a shelf (no cold storage). Hazy, dark orange pour, normal white head, very spritzy. Good nose - grapefruit, orange zest (despite age). Bitterness had a grapefruit-like sharpness. It has some sweetness that goes away quickly. Finishes with bitter hop resins that linger in your tongue for a while making you want to drink more. Carbonation is on-spot providing a great mouthfeel. Hope I can get this beer fresh one day, I bet it is awesome!
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and berries nose. Pale brown head. Coppery color. Berries and hops in the taste. Too sweet.
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange color with small white head. Aroma is floral, jasmin, tropical fruits, citrus peel. Taste is light sweet, fruit and medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Really nice double IPA
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good for the style but lacks some unique character. With this becoming such a popular category it needed something else. More malt and floral hops aroma with sweetness. Amber/copper color with a small head. Medium carbonation and smooth feel. Some sweet and tart essences. Well balanced with a good bitterness that wasn’t too sharp. Relatively dry finish. Pleasant.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with an off-white foamy head, decent retention and lots of soapy lace. Lots of sediments floating all-over as well. Aromas of fresh hop at first, but seems to be taken over by the alcohol, caramel warmth with some notes of fruits (orange, peach). Good, almost full body, with some nice mild dryness in the finish, but a better wetness all-the-way, making this one well-balanced. Easy to drink, with the hop in the taste, but not overdone. Grapefruit, malt and hints of toffee. Nice citrus zest in the aftertaste.
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ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright, hazy, tangerine pour, big rocky brilliant white head. Lots of bubble action in the glass. Looks superb. Huge nose - citrus, orange zest, orange peel, catpiss, candied fruits, sherbet sourness and some brioche from the malt character. Awesome. Intense flavour, a blast of taste up front sharp hops and buckets of the citrus and orange stuff from the aroma, middle is all sweet tongue smacking malt, followed by a huge hop hit in the finish. Lush amd smooth mouthfeel, low-low carbonation soft enough to underpin the flavours but no more. A savage beer.
ration (2060) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Originally rated 14.1.2011. Re-rate 010613. Bottle at home Pours hazy copper with a nice head. Aroma citrus, spices. Very light really. Bitter palate. Nice balance. Not Bad.