Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nightmare to find it online. Got some zips at GBBF 2009. Nice beer and nice the guys I met from this brewery. IT was a little sour and very interesting in taste. I would say a little strong the wood aftertaste.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of sweet fruits like peaches. There are malts with notes of wood. The taste of fruits like peaches and purple granadilla. It’s swet with moves to bitter. Notes of wood. The aftertaste is dry bitter and hints of wood.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09. Hazy orange amber. Wonderful aroma of lychee and mandarin oranges. Similar sharp citrus flavours and a sensible weight with the strength exceptionally well hidden. Very impressive.
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
38cl, new exclusive Italian brew Anno 2009, with new wood, from The Cracked Kettle Amsterdam, complex bitter brew, yet heavy, not balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew, yet expensive
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden with a small off-white head. Vineous hop aroma, with a little oak. Dry and hoppy flavour with noticable tannins and a lasting drying bitterness. Honestly I had a hard time picking up noticable differences in a side-by-side-by-side-by-side.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Hazy orange with a medium, frothy head. Exotic-fruity aroma with Nelson Sauvin clearly present, also floweriness and Belgian notes. Flavor is exotic-fruity with some pine-woody, citrusy notes (from the barrel?), and a touch of Belgian yeast. Not much bitterness, but lots of aromatic hops. Some astringent, woody notes in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Pleasant, aromatic, exotic-fruity, not too sharp, I like.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrato scarico schiuma buona media persitenza naso mieloso fiori in bocca morbida amaro un po smussato
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ GBBF: Aromas of sticky feet, dry mango and sweet nectarine. In the mouth you are attacked by a crazy sweet/sour mango/banana which subsides to (including but not strictly limited to) pineapple, garbage juice, creamy stilton and vanilla yoghurt. A weird brew. Not sickening but vaguely unpleasant.
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle. Orange blonde, hazy. Pineapple, melon, lychee, wood and lime in the aroma. Alcoholic flavor with lots of wood, lime, melon and lychee. Malty. The beer reamains (too) alcoholic, but the wood and the layers of fruit improve the complexity of this beer.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy amber color. Pungent grapefruity hop aroma. Bitter and grapefruity flavor with white wine, mustard and yeast. Bitter, mentholy yeasty and woody finish. Better than the base but this still too pungent and yeasty. There is certainly a woody mouthfeel but the aroma and flavor is very hop-forward.