Diabobale (320) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un’american pale tedesca abbastanza atipica rispetto alle americane veraci per malti e luppoli utilizzati. Nel bicchiere è di un ambrato carico, molto opalescente, con un cappello di schiuma avorio abbondante ma non troppo persistente. al naso le peculiarità dei luppoli si fanno sentire: mango, albicocca secca e un lieve sentore di tabacco accompagnano le note caramellate del munich. Al palato non è troppo carbonata, con un corpo medio-esile. Note ancora fruttate (mango) e agrumate soprattutto accompagnano la bevuta. Amaro sotto la media per lo stile, con un finale non troppo pulito.
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maker: Brauhaus Riegele, Augsburg, Germany ***
Beer: Riegele Biermanufaktur Simco 3 (bottled, unfiltered, 660ml) ***
Style: American Pale Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.0% ***
"This beer owes its colorful taste to the use of three types of hops: Hallertauer Perle, Hallertauer Opal, and the American Simcoe Hop." [brewery note, my translation] ***
Colour: Hazy amber, with a medium-sized frothy head. ***
Nose: Orange fizz, black tea, caramel malts. ***
Texture: Medium body, still a bit watery. Modest carbonation. ***
Taste: Orange fizz is dominant at the start, a wee bit sweetish. The counterpoint of pinewood, black tea notes kicks in quickly. Caramel. A tiny resinous note. Finish is orange, black tea. Caramel and pine, orange in the aftertaste. ***
Impressions: Fruity, uncomplicated IPA that lacks the strong resinous notes that we normally associate with APAs. Eminently drinkable, but could have more depth.
Martinus (4073) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, straw, malts and herbs. Bitter hoppy flavour, malts. Hoppy finish, grapefruit, citrus.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. As Riegele Simcoe IPA)
Foerdifuxx (66) - Franconia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When poured into the glass it produces a fine dense champagne head. The hazy orange coloured beer offers aromas of elderflowers and sour eldeberries, maracuya, orange peel, citrus and resin hops in general, apricot, slighty dark caramel and bready notes. The flavour is dominated by tropical fruits and the bitterness of the hops, light sour overall with dark bread in the finish. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Refreshing.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught a Taphouse. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark yellow body. Mild and yet slightly spicy malt hay withP just a faint fruity aroma. Pleasant mild and dry hay malt flavor with grass notes and fruit in the background. High carbonation. Long bitter finish. Quite tasty for a beer with such relative low alcohol contents.
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrus fruits, hops, straw, and a bit of caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Fruits, sweetness, herbs caramel. Flavour. Grass, sweetness, caramel, some citrus and bread. Medium bodied. Ends light bitter.
martin00sr (1704) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange, creamy offwhite head. Aroma has lots of peach with pine coming hrough. Bittersweet peachy flavour, notes of elderflower. Quite fruity with light caramel background. Refreshing and quite decent.
Borup (8534) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at KØ15. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops caramel, fruit, grass and pine.
bartholos (113) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-brown colored, slightly hazy with a full frothy white but fast vanishing head. In the nose sweet fruity with apricot and grapes does the Simco 3 remind of champagne. The flavor is mostly dominated by apricot and goes along well with the light sweetness of malts and the bitter finish. Body and carbonation are medium, however the somewhat sparkling character is supporting the similarity to champagne.