Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml swing top bottle. A hazy and sparkling medium to dark amber beer,. with a large, frothy, mostly diminishing, off-white head. The aroma is moderately malty (biscuits, caramel, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (earth). with notes of honey, red and dark fruits, hints of spices and peach. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, silky texture, lively carbonation, long finish with almost moderate bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Elegant and challenging, especially in the nose and nicely structured in the mouth. Good balance with a harmony between the roasty/toasty notes and the final bitterness. A surprise.
Borup (5770) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, fruit and spice.
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flöska. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of toastish malt with caramel and some spice. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour has toasted malt and caramel with some spice, bit dark fruit towards the finish.
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml swingtop bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a 3 finger off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is lots of caramel with some nuts and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweet with a nuttiness and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated. There just seemed to be something missing from this one, and just did not do anything for me.
Foffern (1183) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Has a clear amber colour with a very frothy light beige head. A lot of dried fruit in the aroma with with plums and dades. Pretty much wood, and leather as well, and some spices, nearly peppery. More wood and dried fruits in the flavour with also some chocolate, and with a hint of alcohol. Feels a bit belgian. Soft and a bit sparkly mouthfeel, and a medium woodish bitterness that lasts. An okay biere de garde but maybe more on the bitter side.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber body, off-white head. Aroma of exotic fruit and malts. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nice.
GJF (1241) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of grassy hops, and lighter notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, malt, alcohol, and caramel
cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Al naso è piena con decisi sentori maltati e caramellati. In bocca è di corpo pieno, caramello, tostata, maltata è un finale appena alcolico.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
6.9% hazy amber colour with a thin head, the aroma was soapy but the taste was of toffee and coffee.
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with fine off-white head. Good caramel and sweet aroma. Flavor is roasted and slightly sweet. Lacks of fullness.