Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Ryan. Brilliant copper with nice head, tiny carbonation bubbles. Amazing aroma, have to dig a little, but tons going on. Candied stone fruits up front, (mango/apricot), dusty yeast, bready/toasted malts, light crystal/caramel malts, herbal/earthy hop character, faint spice in backend, nutmeg? Flavor again, very well put together, nothing in your face, but a ton going on. Fruit character not as prevelant, light apricot shows up. Great malt/yeast combo beyond that. Toasted bread, light caramel malt, light honey, dusty yeast, lightly musty, perfect amount of sweetness in finish. For everything going on, this is amazingly clean. Lively carbonation to start, helps cleanse the palate, turns soft and billowy, very easy to drink. Wish I could put this in heavy rotation.
Geiserich (4033) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Amber color, creamy off-white head. Aroma with notes of acid and alcohol, light fruitiness of raisins, herbs and honey. Flavor is malty with acid, fruits and hops. Nice one.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Light copper colour. Crystal clear. Tall fluffy off-white head that clings to the glass. Soapy and peppery aroma with hints of juniper. Rich malty flavours, even though the body leans towards the lighter side. Balances between a rich and soft maltiness and a crisp bite from the carbonation. Very enjoyable.
Sigmund (6236) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml swingtop bottle, from Vinmonopolet, nettbutikken. ABV is 6.9%. Deep golden to amber colour, big to moderate white (or slightly off-white) head. Spicy and herbal aroma, hints of flowers and honey too. The flavour is fairly sweet and malty with caramel and moderate hops, hints of honey, the alcohol is noticeable. Lacks the crisp freshness of the Hildegarde Blonde.
JohnnyJ (5264) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour, off-white head. Sweet malt, caramel, fruit, and some light hops. Easy drinking.
ClubGonzo (5107) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a good-looking hazy deep amber body with a finger-width of white foamy retention. Smell is fruity, with some deeper sweet malt tones and hints of Belgian yeast. Taste is well-rounded, with a smooth complexity of red berries, peaches and hints of hay embedded in Belgian-style yeasty molasses and slightly roasted malts. Sweet, yet fresh in every way. A delicious beer; light-bodied and drinkable despite the high ABV - this is what I’d call a good summer beer.
chrisv10 (14138) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Clear amber/brown with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee and hops.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. DØE Tasting, French beer. Pours a clear and copper beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and fruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweet. Overall a beer just above average.
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad, not great. Nice label. Swing top opened with a good "pop". Poured with a smallish cream colored head that quickly faded to almost none and no lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with some sediment bits. Aroma is nice with malt caramel a little fruit and hops. Flavor is not as full of character: malt a bit roasty a bit of acid a bit of fruit. Body is ok with lots of carbonation which, I’m not sure if it helps or not. Finish is like flavor and fairly short.
Christian (12327) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of biscuit and toffee with a spicy touch of anise. Malty flavour with spice, fruit and an earthy touch.