Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Slightly hazy pale golden with a creamy, white head. Lightly tart, citrusy aroma. Light and somewhat watery body with a vague, fruity sweetness and a spicy touch. Absolutely no bitterness. 301107
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
#14 [Blind tasting session @ Papsoe 30-11-2007] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Fair lacework. Cloudy yellow / golden color. Citrus, grain, fruit. Some sour notes can be detected. Dusty caramel feel over the palate. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet and acidic flavor. Light sweet finish that ends sour.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is of yeast, fruits and spices. The taste is malty, citric and spicy. Medium body with a light dry finish.
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden coloured with a fluffy white head.
Aroma of fruits, spices, wheat and vanilla.
Flavour of wheat, fruits, spices, citrus and hops.
Fruity and hoppy finish.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale yellow colour with a fair head. Aroma of some herbs, malt and yeast. The flavour is sweet with yeast, malt, some herbs and hops.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 A thick white head is slowly dispersed across the plain of a heavily chill-hazed tangerine juice colored body. The aroma is very yeasty and mildly phenolic and peppery. Wheat is strong and aged. Coriander and lesser spices create a facade of trickery that leads to: citrus notes are of banana, orange, otherwise relatively muddled to undefined. Mellow oak and tannic acidity surround spice and sweetness - this seems balanced though it leans toward the spicy end of the witbier spectrum, in a typical fashion shown by many brewers from outside of Belgium. Modest hints of a tartness found in open-fermented Wallonian ales is evident as warmth engages the senses with its ever-increasing propulsion of intricacies. The flavor is bland and much different than the aroma. Sweetness is medium and the integration of tart wheat throws the entire sweet part of the flavor into a chaotic but steady spiral. Bitterness is mild. Acidity is medium to medium-high and cutting, even though the flavor itself seems stuck in the middle of convention. Tartness is light and muffled. This is a challenging taste; every sip presents a different outcome - some are sweet and mild, others seem zesty and earthy and have more tartness. The finish dries quickly and leaves heapings of wheated malt and tired spice on the tip of the tongue and stuck in the curves of the throat. The mouthfeel is light to light-medium, rocky and mildly abrasive, with a carbonation character that feels like most of the zippiness dissipated through the steadfast head. Odd but likable.
daniele (5793) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
buona schiuma colore d’orato profumi di arancio spezie in bocca rinfrescante un po amara arancia
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting, 3-2-2-2-4=13
Cloudy blond color. Very light aroma, even less the flavor. Is there a light wheat? Maybe. Some plastic touch, and a fermentation issue too. Very bad.
Hazy blond color; very thin perlage, persistent; thin head. Original aroma, malty, cheesy, new oak barrel with spices (coriander, vanilla…). Medium body, soft, with light wheat character, some malt; the final is too light. Interesting.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon and yeast. Flavor of lemon, yeast and spices. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Classic and well-done.
profane (40) - ITALY - JUN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Cloudy aspect. Round taste, butter, some blue cheese aroma and taste. Medium end (with butter taste...)