Jimthechap (2064) - 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.
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours hazy golden-orange with a white creamy head. Aroma is malty citrus. Taste is mostly malts, honey, some bitter herbs or similar (probably the juniper berries which I’ve never tried), quite well balance and easily quaffable. Nice early evening beer.
nazbion (125) - Tübingen, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with thin off-white head. Citric aroma, light herbal hops and caramel too. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, with bitter finish. Medium body, light carbonation.
MrGrigg182 (71) - Tambov, RUSSIA - AUG 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Прекрас& В аромате что-то фруктов& легко пьется, в послевк& легкая горчинк& с налетом кислинк& Стоит попробо&
sharkydodson (664) - 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...
fombe89 (703) - 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
Russo (1902) - 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! :)
kajser27 (398) - 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)
tderoeck (6492) - 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.
fkoolen (609) - 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.
GlassBrass440 (297) - 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.