ciaranc (784) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Redmonds. Clear pale gold, frothy white head, lasting. Not much aroma, some sour and vegetal notes. Really dry flavour, gravy notes from the grapefruit bitter hops. Very light, bright and refreshing flavour. interesting.
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle at home, with many thanks to McTapps for sending this. Into a tulip, ABV 5.1%
Bright golden colour on the body, just a tad hazy, with good activity in it. Two fingers of white, soapy head, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of hops, with citrus, melon, some floral notes as well.
Taste follows the aroma, nicely bitter and hoppy, with the melon more intense and the citrus notes too.
Medium thin body, okay carbonation that at times seems a bit low.
Overall a very refreshing brew, highly drinkable too, feels less than 5.1% and more like a session IPA. On a hot summer day this would work miracles.
Cerbier (143) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l Flasche. Hellgelbes, leicht trübes Bier. Man riecht förmlich den Hopfen. Schmeckt nach Zitrusfrüchten und Bitter nach Hopfen. sehr gelungenes Ale!
Tayeth (188) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seht angenehmes Aroma, man riecht vor allem den Cascade-Hopfen (Zitrus, weiße Trauben, Gras). Geschmack dann erwartungsgemäß bitter und erfrischend, wenig malzig
gueuze (314) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stark hopfiges Aroma mit Citrusnoten. Geschmack dann rel. bitter mit guter Restsüße. Leicht trübe Färbung.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml (WPBF)
Hazy yellow color, small steady white head. Fruity aroma, some citrus and watermelon. Medium-bodied. Very grapefruity flavor. Wheat makes malt base quite smooth. Feels even less than 5.1 %. Suprisingly good from this brewery.
laiti (5427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14, BBE 14.07.2014
Aroma is fruity and slightly sweet with pineapples and peaches. Flavour has fruity hops, some pineapples, grass and floral notes. Lingering bitterness after the finish. APA in a German way. Good.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of faint fruits, some orange zest and distant hops. Flavor of citric fruits, herbs, faint hops and grass. Tangy bitter palate.
Saeglopur (253) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my secret santa from Berlin. Thanks a lot Kayka! Yellow hazy body with creamy, shortly lasting, white head, that leaves some lacing. Pretty light aroma of citrus, grapefruit, mango and sweet malt. Light, sweet taste of citrus, ananas, orange, honey, grass. Medium to thin mouthfeel, with a citric, bitter, well carbonated finish. Overall not bad, easy to drink, maybe a bit too easy, not very elaborate, could have a more satisfiyng mouthfeel and more aromas.
rosenbergh (6491) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. BB 14/07/14. From my Wuppertaler Secret Santa. Vielen Dank Gabriel!
Cloudy pale yellow colour with a medium-sized foamy white head.
The aroma is fruity and mildly bitter and very typical to German APA but absolutely not less interesting than the more Anglo-Saxon ones. The flavour is quite watery and hop cony... Some hoppy bitterness, malt and... I can’t get over this wateriness... Quite drinkable, even quite tasty but hopelessly watery.