pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally got around to rating this one, 5 years after it was made but figure what the heck. Amber with a nice white head that fades to pretty much nothing. Quite boozy at first but with some time to air out things become more balanced. Candied sugar with a nice blended citrus aroma, alcohol, some belgian yeast, orange zest and rind. Moderate carbonation and body, somewhat sweet, becomes dry and a bit bitter, a bit boozy on the finish but still worthwhile.
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some mint , alcohol, grains and herbs. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, grains, malt and mint. Medium body, average carbonation.
AndySnow (2867) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Cloudy golden colour, due to some of the sediment following the pour, with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, hops, some spices. Flavour is fruity, spicy, some hops, a hint of alcohol.
DuffMan (6514) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Aces & Ales. Brassy gold body, hazy, with an orange luster. Aroma is sweet, honeysuckle, light spice, light yeast, undefined fruit. Palate is sticky but not cloying, sweet malts that lean toward floral honey, dried peaches, lightly spicy. No hop bitterness to speak of, but more of a sweet treat that calls to mind sauterne, but without any petroleum or funky depths. I was expecting more hops, but even without having my expectations met, I wasn’t disappointed.
adamah (214) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma was nice, fruity and spicy. It poured a beautiful pale golden color. The taste was sweet up front but had a nice clean, dry finish. I didn’t get any hop character out of it though perhaps it didn’t age well. Still an excellent beer.
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep golden hue, minimal foam. Nice spicy funky aroma, touch of hop bitterness. Taste is sweet funky spicy with middling hot resin hops. Some clove and banana in the middle palate before a spicy warm ABV finish. Tight, well- balanced brew. Great stuff.
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with a pale head. Aroma is sherry, apricot, honey, wood, sweet white wine. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, lingering sweet finish with a vague hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Taste is apricot, honey, orange blossom, sauternes. Nice.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing yellow pour with small white head. A nice fruity aroma with a good earthy and malty bite. Pretty damn good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Ariel, Pours radiant yellow with a small head, aroma of honey, caramel, toffee, orange jam, flavor is slghtly bitter with honey, apricot and alcohol, medium bodied
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at hopcat event. Deep golden with small head. Very sweet and fruity. Hops are mild but crisp. Awesome - really outstanding beer. Sad that I’m unlikely to ever find it again.