bartlebier (1560) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl. bottle from BierZwerg of the Month Oct. sampler. - Very convincing, almost West Coast-style sweetish&fruity German (Bavarian) IPA. One-dimensional and light-medium bodied, bordering on soapy, but pleasantly drinkable and very tasty. Hard to believe this should carry 8,2 ABV. One of many, but certainly the most palpable and innovative (by conservative German standards) surprises coming out of the Schönram sampler box. Now lose the preposterous/boisterous "Bavarias Best" label as well as the outrageous 75cl bottle prices (€14,99 and up, glad I got the sampler!) and you have yourself a recipe for, if not world, then certainly Germany-wide craft beer domination (or at least qualification among the more diverse and innovative "old-world" brewers) that can compete with more level-headed DK, NL and BE trendsetters.
kappldav123 (4738) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, orange-golden. Hoppy-dry aroma. Starts intense hoppy, very dry and very soapy. Much too unbalanced. Hoppy notes that dont fit together. Finish still unbalanced and much too soapy. Bad example of a German IPA.
bax (1107) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 24/03-2012) Very large white head, unclear orange color light hoppy aroma, slightly bitter taste. BB date 24.02.2012.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Very malty and hoppy aroma. Orange, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, citrus (orange), light grassy finish. Full, very sticky. Bit too sweet, needs hops.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, peach and grass. Flavour is malt, peach, grass and light citrus.
heavy (2120) - Split, CROATIA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/11 0.75 l bottle, great thanks ogivlado for sharing! It poured hazy darker orange to brownish body with big ivory head. Orange aroma, very nice. Flavor is made of hop bitterness in very pleasant fruity way, little bit of caramel malt and some spices. Pretty full in body with long bittersweet finish. Perfectly balanced and very fine IPA although not very complicated. Well done!
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of hops and fruit.
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una buona birra dal color chiaro/ambrato, schiuma non molto persistente ma di un color bianco. L’aroma in questo momento non mi riporta a nulla, ma c’è qualacosa che mi sfugge... il gusto è molto floreale, e resta nella nostra bocca per parecchio tempo..
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1375 Draught; Nose is mediumsour red grape, sweet menthol, leaves, feel is mediumwatery, carb is quite low, taste Is pine, little soap, decent grape, late medium hops
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 240312: Amber color fine lacing head. Fresh hops and fruit aroma. High carbonated, but very good citrus hoppy flavor. Imagine a German IPA, and it’s even very good. also tasted 040212..