minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Chez Marie, Ieper. Pours murky orange with floating sediment. Raw, floral hop aroma. Strong herbal spice in the taste, green hops & a fruity sweetness. Quite flavoursome and tasty. I like.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large wire and cork bottle poured hazy blonde-golden with a good head.
Aroma: only slightly more hoppy than malty, as is the lightly fruity flavor. Very nice bitter/sweet balance. Unexpected but not really undesirable sour note.
O: rather far from an Amer. or English IPA, but appealing on its own terms. A fruity pale ale with high level of fruitiness.
mile (3129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, light fruitiness and hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - some wheat and sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness with light herbal hoppynyness. Finish is average, malty - some wheat and lightly sweetish, light fruitiness, light spiciness (coriander), light - some herbal hoppyness. OK strong ale with decent bitterness - could be drier.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from Racine’s in Cassel. Marked April 2016, assume April 2014 bottle date. Rich aromatic experience: phenolic, musty and hoppy nose shows a soft floral dandelion touch to go with the requisite lemon oil noble hops, but with a stronger green leafiness and a touch of mint. Medium body, soft texture with creamy natural carbonation. Rustic and clean, sweet in the mouth, hoppy and bitter and maintains balance, makes the mouth salivate and draws you in for another quick gulp.... hop oils washing away juicy malt sugar. It shows some characteristics common with Biere de Garde (musty-rustic yeast, seed cracker malt, hop spice) but sits closer to XX Bitter / hoppy golden Belgian ale than the traditionally malty renditions. One of the better finds from France.
Nisse666 (4504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in France from notes summer 2014:
French no 100#
AR: heavy yeasty, dough,
AP: hazy golden, frothy lively dirty white head
F: plan carbonation, aggressive sour yeastinees, grape fruit juice, dough
humlelala (1039) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(75 cl bottle from Chez Clem; BBD: September 2015) Pours a cloudy golden with little off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma has notes of herbal hops, yeast and a hint of citrus. Lively carbonation, light body, oily texture and a very dry, astringent and slightly ascerbic finish. Flavour is bitter with a sharp, ascerbic finish.
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dobre Biere de Garde, ale smakowo bylo jak IPA, za sprawa mocnego posmaku goryczki. piwo bardzo aromatyczne, piekne w smaku, zapach mocny. Slodowosc takze byla i na koncu ozezwienie.
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Slightly grainy aroma, hoppy overtones sporting hints of lemon and lime, a minimally soapy touch. Taste is strawy, minimally grassy, hints of lemon, cautious pale, biscuity malt basis; light body, minimally watery. A nice one.
dfroms (354) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by the Danes, thanks! Light hazy straw pour with good lacing. Aroma is very pleasant: floral and grassy hops, honey, lemon-ginger tea. Taste falls short of the aroma, though: bitter hop pellets, tree bark, amaro, apple cider. Alright.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy yellowish beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus fruits, malt, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.