fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2009-08-30, bottle, courtesy of Alex Liberati, 8-4-7-3-14=36
Hazy blond color. The aroma is less fruity than the Reference, but sweaty as well; the flavor is mellower and a bit more sour; this all doesn’t combine as well in the final.
2009-05-15, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Hazy blond color (lighter than the other 3 versions). Nice Nelson Sauvin aroma in the beginning, turning into a more herbal hop later. Good fruity malt flavor, evident passion fruit and grapefruit, round mouthfeel. Solid.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 37.5cl corked, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a clear, golden body and a dense, diminishing off-white head. This one is my favorite of the four Woodwork Series beers. The hops are more pronounced, the rubber is not as evident, and it’s more balanced. There’s a fine fruityness in the aroma, and just a vague hint of rubber. Some woody notes too. Nice flavor where the malts and hops unite much better than in the other three. Full-bodied, nicely carbonated, and with a slightly stinging bitterness. Even though it’s my favorite of the four, it’s still not a beer that impresses me. On the other hand, I would very much like to have them all at least once more. (090515)
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Bottled@Københavnske Øldage 2009. The last of four versions in the experimental beer series. Foggy golden colored. Stable offwhite head. A fruity hop aroma: citrus, tropical and flowers, added by a note of mild spices and wood. A more prononced malt body than in the other versions. Prominent fruity hopbitter flavor as well, on the drier side. Alcohol very well masked. Clean, and refreshing with a bold fruity bitterness and some spice notes in the finish.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Astringent and leathery nose. Medium body, lightly sweet malts. Dry, hoppy and astringent finish. 150509
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50ml sampled from bottle at exhibition stand no.2 at The Danish Beer Festival 09. Film-type head. Inviting aroma of fruity oak. Citrus fruits in flavour added by malty sweetness. Very dry in the mouth. Refreshing and pleasing (15.05.2009).
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CBF.
Pours yellow with a white head.
Aroma is fruity mainly passion fruit, peach and pine with weak notes of resin and sesame.
It has a nice dry flavour of fresh fruit and sesame with weak notes of honey, wood and passion fruit.
The alcohol isn’t present at all, unbelievable!
Its slightly sweeter than the American and French Oak versions. In the Reference the alcohol unfortunately comes through.
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, hops, and citrus. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of spices and alcohol, leading to a finish where notes of acacia appears together with the spices, making it dry and bitter.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and tast of fruis, citrus and malts. Nice bitter finish.
yespr (28617) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBF09. 37.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is the same as the two others: spiced and herbal fruity. Sweet and fruity and hoppy base flavour. Light wooden acacia astringent note. Dry and bitter finish. The acacia wood gives somewhat of an edge to the beer - interesting.
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow body with a medium white head. Typical Nelson Sauvin aroma and flavour. Peach, passion fruit, grapefruit and citrus. Slight burned rubber. Caramel and some sweet malt and flowers. Creamy texture.