ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cans drunk 2014 and onwards, most recently 7/5/15 at Brava
Clear, light golden colored liquid is quite bubbly, producing a large white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Dry, citric and stone fruit-like hoppiness in the nose also allows some room for light pils malt suggestions of honey and light dough. Yeasty (basement, cobwebs, plaster, that sort of thing) notes abound with warming but give depth and Belgian character to the crisp, dry finish. Perhaps a touch of light resin, but it certainly wasn’t problematic for me and the cleanliness was very surprising. No alcohol or flaws.
Bitter, very well-hopped citra-like hoppiness gives off tart, bitter lemons, limes and grapefruit skins. It is balanced by lightly sweet, but well-attenuated pils malts. Crackery, nearly-astringent flavors (rice?) mix with the bitter, borderline resinous hop assault on the finish to keep the beer extremely crisp and snappy. Despite all of the talk of big hops, resin and bitterness, it goes down very easily. Carbonation is high, texture is lightly watery and very drinkable. Quite delicious and if not as accomplished as Premium, maybe a bit more of a mindless crusher, which is great in its own right.
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can in fl. Honestly, awful. Has a citrus aroma but an old rusty ass taste. Like summertime took pabst, skunked in their trunk (fl sun) for a month. . Then canned it with extra hops
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Craft. Light gold pour with a small head. Mango fruit leather. Tropical salad. Yeast. Pepper and brett. taste is pretty light and zippy. Dry pepper. Wood. Creamed corn. Light and easy drinking.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 (?) ml can from Astral Beers. Unfortunately I just realized that it’s 10 months old, so I’m not going to rate it. I’ll give it 3.5 as that’s the average score so far, not to mess up with the genuine ratings. Great looking can though!
stoutnick (791) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lemon brine pour. Aroma is light citrus light tang. Taste is light also - tang but not much to remember this one by. Overall, not one I would return to - kind of forgettable.
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with little foam. Sweet fruity (apricots/tropical) and light sour smell. Dry taste with a little too tart, but very fruity and with a lot of peppery spicy notes. Dry and light fruity aftertaste.
SinH4 (1389) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with huge white head. Aroma is apricots, grainy, esthery. Taste is citrus and apricots, strong sweet grains, nearly boozy. This is crazy strong for 4.5%
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at metropolitan. Pours hazy gold with a thick, frothy white head. Tastes like dry lemon, champagne, cracker malt, dried fruits, herbs. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like apricots, champagne, lemon, herbs, and bready cracker malt.
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewdog Bar GBG, backlog.
Slightly hazy yellow, thick white head.
Tropical fruits, grass, light spices, pear, light banana.
bpreo (2184) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool, a Post-Prohibition beer, which is basically everything we have been drinking for the last 80 years.