MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at GBBF.
Clean gold with an excellent white head. Totally unique and REALLY tasty. The Nelson Sauvin comes through much more then the Reference version. There is that strange potato chip not again but it’s great. I know that’s not what it is but it’s what my mind is connecting it to. Whatever it works really well. Excellent dryness and drinkability. Amazing wheat, corn, meat and Nelson Sauvin finish. WTF? Corn and meat??? In a good way? Honestly. Love it. Incredible Nelson Sauvin amonia and lychee and tropical aftertaste. Again totally unique. Top job Alex.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle@Home. Very fruity and looks OK. I don’t know what exactly it was but this is not my beer. Was it the overwhelming fruit combined with wood? The sharp and present alcohol? Maybe it’s just that Blond Ale’s don’t go with barrel ageing. Drain pour! BTW, Imperial IPA???
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, some citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is light malt, medium grapefruit and citrus hop, light sour. Dry aftertaste.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 375 ml from GBBF 2009. Thank you JanneK. Golden orange, white lacing head. Interesting wooden kick in first sip heavy malty and then strong floral hops in aftertaste astringing slightly dry finish. The best of my recent after sauna beers. Imbossible to compare with other woods in this serie.
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO the most balanced of the four ! 
cgarvieuk (15714) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Bottle at GBBF 2009 ... hazy amber ... sweet yeasty frut hop ... toffee ... little woody ... lots of yeast ... little bitter in linger. 3.6
TK2 Bottle at Cloisters tasting ... amber ... light hop ... very ligth barnyard ... little honey nose ... light and fruity ... little floral ... again some honey ... 3.5
anders37 (18187) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy passionfruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some hints of wood. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of vanilla and wood in the aftertaste.
Bov (9983) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy orange colour with a solid and long lasting white foam; aroma of vanilla, old apples and wood; full-bodied and fairly sour, good carbonation, strong late bitterness, quite dry and very fruity finish with more woody and vanilla notes - a great beer
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a clear golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma has a little acidity. The flavor is fruits and alcohol. The palate is warm from alcohol. Overall a good beer.
omhper (20346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled Hazy orange, small head.
The hop aromas are diminished by the wood. Tastes more or less like the reference stuff, just less. Wood aging of double IPAs is always a silly idea.