ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from May 2011, Batch 2 that I found hiding in my cellar. I do not have high hopes for what age did to this one.
Aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of overripe stone fruit, pear and red apple.Medium honey notes with some lighter pepper and grains of paradise phenolic notes. Light caramel and toasted bread malt notes.
Pours a hazy, copper orange with a medium sized, fairly thin head that recedes pretty quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit.
Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of honey character. Moderate notes of overripe stone fruit, pear and red apples. Faint grain notes of toasted bread, caramel and rye. Medium light bitterness and no hop flavor. Light phenolics. Hints of alcohol in the finish with lingering honey and red apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty over the hill beer. The honey notes from oxidation are showing strongly, but there is not any paper/cardboard character. Quite a bit of fruit character, but the malt notes have faded. As it warms, I pick up more bread and toast notes. Phenolics are complimentary and kept in check.
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
25.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet yeasty, dough, sugar, flowers, yeast, hay, honey, weeds, grass, hints of dried fruits. Taste is medical harsh, cardboard, harsh yeast, flowers, almond essence, weeds, hay, grass, bark. Longlasting harsh bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Meh!!
hallinghansen (2466) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at World Cup Brazil tasting. Unclear golden body with a small white head. Clementine, hops, yeast, ginger notes, sweet sugary, bubble gum, flowers.
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ World Cup Tasting @ Hallinghansen. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Yeast, citrus, grass, flowers and bread. Some bubblegum - US Belgian Saison Style Like. Disappointing but why did I expect it to be any better!?
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle brought home from Mikkeller & Friends. I just really like this little brewery. In the glass this one has a light cloudy deep orange body with a small bubbly, lingering and definitely lacing bright white head. Itís quite fruity and inviting on the nose. Almost tropical fruit with melon and peaches. Not over hopped-fruity but more subtle and calmed down with traces of bread. Lots of sweetness also here. Could be honey melon I smell. Mild grassy as well and it smells quite nice. Itís really different in the taste! Is it a supercharged golden English ale or something? It has a good oily feeling in the mouth and the bubbles are only prickling, soft and somewhat comfortable in the mouth. All sorts of ripe fruits in the taste but the kicker is the peppery almost spicy thing that comes in the finish. Bitter blood orange with lots of yeast references. In the finish besides the peppery spicy heat there is also a good amount of alcohol. I have no idea what kind of beer this is, but Iím quite enjoying this peculiar little mouse thingy. 23.01.2014
Habanero (3429) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep goldenwith an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, citrus, spice and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. duration. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Saison.
ekstedt (6157) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bomber) from bierkompass.de. C,ear amber, medium off-white head. Bready malt aroma, slightly nutty, bubble gum phenolics nd floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
antonstoop (264) - - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange colour with a white head. Aroma of apricot, some floral notes and some alcohol notes. Flavour of caramel, apricot jam, musty yeast, bread, strong earthy notes, grassy bitterness and some citrus. Medium bodied, foamy mouthfeel. Finishes with warming alcohol and some sweetness. Musty.
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Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Hazy orange color, small off-whits head. Smell malts, sweetness, lightly grains, slightly herbal. Taste lightly malts, lightly grains, sweetish, slightly herbs, some fruitiness that reminds me of peach. A bit fizzy carbonation, medium body.
DutchDrebus (5092) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home shared by joes. Hazy orange, small white head. Smells malts, sweet, some banana. Tastes peach, banana, wheat, malts, sweet, sugary. Medium body, nice carbo.