JorisPPattyn (9252) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small off-white head over very finely carbonated golden beer. Very grapey nose, background of sweet, slightly caramelly malts. Slight whiff of ureum, and also band-aid/sparadrap. In the taste the hops are more cheesy, nettlecheese. Faintly dry white wine flavour, green winegrapes, grapekernels. Very lightly astringent, aftertaste is happily not as bland as the commercial blurb would have us believe. Feels much better carbonated than it looks; hopoil viscosity; medium bodied. Certainly not bad, but there’s much better on offer on the W. Coast.
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in SF, thanks Eddan. Clear golden/orange with a creamy white head. Malty with some hops, caramel and citrus. Drinkable but rather ordinary.
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ best western amerikania 16-3-6: rätt maltig och ingen större smak utan lite söt. Småtråkig.
Pyrmir (5398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at O’Connors. Bright golden with white head. Aroma malty with a distinct fruitiness to it. Taste is nice and clean, light fruit, dry pale malts with a dry hoppy finish
erickok (5183) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the freshest bottle but still easy to identify the type of beer this is, with balanced hops, clean fermentation, pale but prominent malt backup. Focus on drinkability and it works fairly well. It lost hop appeal but I still enjoyed it. (33cl bottle from SpeciaalBierPakket Leiden)
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ouncer from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Even though he had already rated it. clear and the color of lighter honey. A big fluffy off white head falls unevenly. Even my "pine challenged" nose smells pine in here. Big hops in the flavor. Resinous pine, floral, and bitter grapefruit. More citrus tries to pop through but is quickly covered up by that grapefruit. This is almost as flavorful as a double.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: V/12/15 (2016-52) Thanks to Tim DB for picking this one up for me!
Clear orange beer, big irregular off-white head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit medicinal, metallic, bit fruity, sweet, malty, citrus, little soapy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, bitter, fruity, malty, sweet, some pineapple. Aftertaste: honey, caramel, pretty fruity, sweet, malty, bitter, dry finish, bit soapy.
rlgk (17304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grapes, pine, cedar notes. Hoppy pine flavor, citrus, cedar, pine, hay, some herbal notes. Quite nice.
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at pub Haket, Göteborg. Hazy golden with white head. Fruity floral, pine and resin in aroma. Taste is bitter with resin, hop pellet and grass. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with white not so long lasting head. Aroma has citrus, malt, resin and grass. Taste is bitter with quite long dry aftertaste. Flavors of grape, pine and malt.