DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma of flowers, grapefruits and a bit of pine needles. Bitter hoppy flavor, piney and slightly resinous. Medium-bodied.
imdownthepub (12163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. Amber with white head. Decent, mid roast malt with an oily, bitterish hop flavour, reasonably citric with hints of grapefruit. Dry in the finish. Nice.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is hops with plenty of fruity notes and a slightly musty tone (a bit like horse piss?). The taste is fruity hops (including elements of over-ripe tropical fruit) and caramel malt. The aftertaste is very dry and a bit rough. The beer seems a bit incomplete in the taste.
Finwe (426) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki. Dark coppery amber with a white head. Aroma of citric and grassy hops and caramel malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour with fruity tones as well as a hint of nuts. Dry, bitter finish. Nice beer to enjoy in the heat of summer.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pine, heavy dry hops, little lemon, wet grass, feel is light, carb is medium low, taste is heavy bitter hops, metallic, light notes of elderflower, quite weak finish
Brandman (2533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany body, khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, some metals, noticeable hops. Some bitterness, fruity flavour, malty backbone. Very bitter like. Don’t know why this is APA.
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, medium hoppy, medium bitterness, red berries, bread, ryebread, amber malts, light roasted notes, light sweetness, caramel, toffee notes. OK.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white, lacy head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and grass. Flavour of crispy hops, caramel, mild nuts and grass. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a long, bitter finish. Highly drinkable.
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio
Pours orange with a foamy head. Aroma has hints of hops and citrus. Taste is quite hoppy with notes of malts and fruits. Bitter, sticky finish. Quite good.
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottled. Pours clear, pale amber with a large, off-white, rocky head. Fair lacings. Nose of citrus and piney notes. Medium sweet flavour with grass, pine, citrus and caramel notes. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Medium bodied. More dry and nice bitter finish. A crisp and enjoyable brew.