Jimthechap (2033) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ll be honest and say I was expecting a ruby red ale with a ferocious assault of juniper that would have had me reeling imagining I have been attacked by a dutchman (lowercase D for deliberate) armed with Jenever. It appeared much lighter than that with a coarse white head. The juniper in the aroma is subtle, smelling more like a cheeky pale ale with grapefruit and apricot aromas. In the flavour again I was wondering where the juniper was and then I sat and thought about some of the better gins I had tasted. In those the juniper was a balancing item for the other botanicals such as lemon peel, coriander, cubeb berries, chamomile, rose petals, licorice and so forth. Here it is again a subtle balancer for more tart citrus and chlorophyll characters lent by the hops. But you add them to a whole and you get a fresh pale ale with a real astringent bitterness that carries the finish long after it would have been due to expire. I think of this beer as an interesting exemplar of a spicy ale that could have used a little more juniper if I’m honest.
sharkydodson (579) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is malty and spicy with notes of honey and forest berries... the taste is malty with notes of spicy grasses, honey, tropical fruits and some berries... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and very spicy...
melush (1264) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
A: Golden / Dorado.
T/S: Malt, fruity, sweet / Malta, afrutado, dulce.
k0mpsa (1699) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at eikan pub, järvenpää. Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma has sweet rich malts, some fruity notes, hops and some berries. Rich malty body, fruits, berry notes.
Russo (1830) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange color with a nice white head, keeping a lacing. Aroma is fruity, hints of peaches, mango. Flavor is also very fruity and malty, quite sweet. Low carbonation and medium body with a sweet fruity bitter finish. Very different! :)
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28/IV/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: VII/2015 (2015-549)
Little hazy orange beer, small creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, bit yeasty, some banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, bit fruity, bitter, spicy touch, bit piny. Aftertaste: citrus, yeast, bitter touch, sweet, some banana.
GlassBrass440 (271) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with short lasting white head. Light malty aroma with some very light pine and herbal notes. Flavour is malty sweet with just enough bitter balance and a cleaner than expected finish for the fairly hefty body.
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco. 13/06/2015 BBD:10/2015
Color amarillo turbio, espuma blanca, sabores hervales, pino. Cuerpo medio
Brew_Cat (18) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours average white head, light amber color, fair lacing, medium body. Thin texture, average malty character, light to moderate bitterness. Not as complex as I would like it to be. First few sips leave a sour finish, but then bittersweet aftertaste takes over. An o.k. ale, but not as special.
fkoolen (561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, BBF 05/2015 (present from the bottle shop). Malty, floral and light orange zesty hop character, can get the berries too: sweet. Bitter finish. Medium carbonation and body.
kajser27 (232) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite pale amber color, weak to moderate white creamy head. Aroma is medium sweet caramel, a bit bread and honey. Taste is sweet caramel malt, bit candy, some honey, moderate bitterness, herbal, floral hoppy, some breadiness in the finish. Low to medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
(0.33 Dobro pivo pro Scurku, Ljubljana)