Vili (99) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Hazy amber pour with frothy white head, minimal lacing. Aromas of citrus, barnyard and fresh bread. Taste medium bitter, somewhat sweet and a little salty. Aftertaste is a bit funky, bitter and full. low carbonation. Interesting and tasty.
mzaar (1915) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Grumligt orange med vitt, långvarigt, skum. I doften: Blomster, örter, apelsin och jäst. Smakinslag av apelsin, örter, trä, jäst och vitt bröd. Torr, lätt stickig, munkänsla. Lätt och snygg beska i eftersmaken. Högst njutbar.
hman43 (490) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a hazy light golden color with a white head. It has a citrus smell with yeast aromas as well. There is a bit of lemon in the aroma as well. It has a yeast taste that is intermixed with citrus and lemon. The lemon produces a bit of a sour, bitter palate.
minutemat (2008) - Shrewsbury, 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 (2671) - 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 (3314) - 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 (8465) - 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 (4718) - 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 (1074) - 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 (3392) - 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.