thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
pours clear golden with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is super hoppy (pine) and wonderfully fruity. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour has some forest, pine, low yeastiness. Not much maltiness behind the heavy hoppiness.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Clear golden, large foamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of yeast, stone fruit, bread, bubblegum, herbal finish, hints of thyme. The taste is spice, banana, herbal and vinous notes, bready malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2008 Total Score: 3.4
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden pour with a small head and floaties. Aroma of hops, banana, candi sugar and clove. Fruity taste with notes of pear, peach, spice and hops. Full spicy mouthfeel.
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Ariel. Hazy golden. Aroma of malt, old hops, a bit of fruitiness and light oxidized hints. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of caramel, honey hints, some fruitiness and a moderately bitter finish, slightly spicy, with an orange note. Medium-bodied.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bortled. Thx Santa. Light amber coloured. Aroma of yeats,sweetness, fruits, spice and some alcohol notes. Flavour of fruits sweetness alcohol yeast, Spice and some grape. Medium to full bodied. Dry and sweet end with light yeast. in the end
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bread, citrus, candi sugar, and fruity. Tastes of bread, black pepper and other spices, fruity, citrus, and floral. Alcohol content hidden.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is like a saison, getting pepper first of all, clove and bannanas. Golden blond colour with white Caesar head. Understated hops. ABove average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expensive, big bottle shared with Arild and Finn H. at The Rake, London Bridge. Slightly unclear, sunset coloured body. Decent off-white head. Floral hoppy to the nose. Tangerine taste supported by hints of dark spices and quite heavily, dry hopped ending. Well integrated alcohol. Rather sweet textured, but still pleasant to drink (01.08.2009).
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, dried fruits and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009
Date: August 23, 2008
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma with a candy sweetness, lots of spicyness mixed with a big floral hop presence
Flavor: well balanced flavor with the malt sweetness matched by the spicy phoenolics and spicy hops
Date: May 15, 2009
Source: brick store
sweetness has dried out a lot, hops and spicyness has come out a bit but still well balanced,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden pour, fluffy head. Yeasty, fruity and lightly hopped aroma. Flavor is pretty sweet with some yeast and honey notes but has a pretty nice hop balance. Pretty good.