Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy carbonation; something is just this side of not right here with the conditioning. But, this brew is very tasty. Banana and clove as usual with a nice tart overlay in the aroma, and a moderate amount of sweet/sour swing in the flavor. Really lively in the glass and your mouth, keeping the aromatic elements front and center (and bringing spicy soaked wood into focus). Easy to drink and to like! I wish I had another.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from a 2012 trade with ElDesmadre. Cloudy pale golden colour, creamy head. Malty base, pleasantly wheaty with hints of banana and bubblegum. Very nice.
bierkoning (12387) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Eldesmadre, thanks! Reddish amber color. Yeasty flavor with rosebuds and hints of citrus and banana. Just a little yeasty aroma. Slightly disappointing.
Palme (4122) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle kindly traded with ElDesmadre. I’ve seen one or two beers with a massive gigantic head in my days, but nothing like this! The second the beer hits the glass, it foams like a Mentos in a diet coke. Amazing. Eventually when it settles after a couple of hours, it turns out that this is a heavy cloudy dark dark nutty-brown beer. The amazingly fluffy beige head never completely disappears. On the aroma I find sweet tones of both dark and red dried concentrated fruits, some cocoa powder, a little bit of cardboard and hints of nuts and chocolate. Not bad! It has a quite lively carbonation level - almost on the border of being over carbonated, it’s medium-bodied and has a oily texture in the mouth. On the flavors it’s much the same as I found in the aroma. Light sweet and dried-fruity, chocolate paper tones, some cocoa powder and a distinct light mild sour almost acidic hint. It actually suits it quite nice, but I’m not sure it’s intended. It leaves my mouth with a light alcoholic flavor in the aftertaste. Not a bad one, and a clear record (even behind De Molen’s - Molenbier) on the massive gigantic head. 04.04.2012
rp74 (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in colour, cloudy and sparkling. Rocky, light brown head. Taste medium sweet in the beginning, then coffee, roast with light bitter finish. Nice beer.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy brown with a nice, frothy and durable head. Aroma is banana, lots of caramel, some grassy hops, light smoke, some chocolate and tobacco and some vinous elements. Taste is light sweetish, intensively aromatic, quite full bodied, caramelly banana weizenesque, very soft. Finish is light to medium astringently bitter but this is balanced by grassy hops, chocolate and a subtle smoky vinousness in the aftertaste. A truly great brew!