Alengrin (3029) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic seasonal beer from this pioneer among American craft brewers. Egg-white, regular, medium thick, lacing, moussy head with excellent retention, over a deep orange amber robe with slow fizz, a bit hazy with some minute dark yeast bits floating around. Typical ’dank’ aroma of orange peel, pink grapefruit, pine needles, old cheese, bark, mango, roasted peanuts, sweet honey, warm butter, calvados, biscuit, sundried tomato, dry cookies. Fresh fruity onset, sweet orange, starfruit, pineapple and redcurrant, smooth with soft, supple mouthfeel, medium carbonation tingling a bit, very nutty, biscuity and toasted malt backbone providing support for a long, dry, resinous, peppery hop bitter finish, more earthy than citrussy (feeling almost ’English’), drying and cleansing the palate and very appetizing, with a malty ’juiciness’ underneath; dustier, more powdery and more ’basic’ bitter after adding the deposit. Very good, but probably even better when young (tasted sample was 2 years old).
Fredd_an (177) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Humlig barley wine doft med kola inslag. Humlad kola nyans. Karamell malt? Trevlig humle karaktär. Eftersmak fin beska som ligger kvar strävt på tungan.
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Marko (4220) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Tolkien’s House, Zagreb. Thanks Filip! BB 30.9.2015? Misty amber-red body with a creamy off white head. Surprisingly tame, malty aroma, vague jammy fruitiness that partly likely comes from the hops... Strawberry jam notes in the taste, medium sweetness. Good medium bitterish hoppy note, vaguely herbal note. It’s a nice beer but by no means a thriller. Expected more from a Fresh Hop IPA. If the BB indicates it was bottled in late September, then it can be excused I guess and will retry at some point. Not worth it right now.
Berbatov (20) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- gold AR- resin and citrus M- full, long finish T- rye, citrus, and pine O- very big and full beer.
fyb (35) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-clear copper with an impressively long lasting, creamy, off-white/tan:ish head, leaving a lot of lacing on the glass’ walls. Aroma is hoppy, floral, pine, resin, grapefruit. Taste is very well balanced, wood, biscuits, mango, grapefruit, moderate bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Long, hoppy, bitter finish. An IPA that’s often mentioned as a rather malty one, which I can’t really see with this bottle. Good one though.
rollerton (141) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from SB. Very nice amber red color, aroma is typically IPA. The taste is a bit anonymous, though. A good beer, but not perfect.
Madsen1635 (403) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish pour with tan head. Aroma has lots of peach. Balanced taste with malty base. Average carbonation
Melker (235) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2014. Really malty IPA. Butterscotch, bread, pine, caramel, some citrus and grass. Not that much taste to it. Medium sweet and medium bitterness.
Going to open the next 2014 next year. Hope it develops over the year since it’s so malty.
MayumiH (317) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home on 07/02. I carried on drinking, carried on chatting. Nothing was stopping me anymore until it all fell apart. Good beer.
Gbgbrouge (318) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, hazy red amber with high off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some citrus and pine. Taste is really bitter, balanced with a good sized malt body that’s a little sweet and a long bitter finish. Yum!