oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Bottled@vPBFII (thanks Bov!). Golden colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, some tartness, some mild fruits and mild grass. Flavour is quite sour and tart wood along with some malts and quite fruity and floral hops. 6 3 6 3 12
Bottled (Thanks CueSheet & SADESA!). Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is biscuit malts, some floral and friuty notes along with bit grassiness and sweet malts. Flavour is very similar with nice bitterness to it. Very balanced and refreshing. 8 4 8 4 16.
omhper (18748) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thank Bov! Hazy amber, mid sized head. Gentle hop aroma with grapefruit and canteloupe. Dry with light-medium body. Soft bready malt covered with a wealth of grapefruity hops, long salty bitterness. Balanced and very moreish. Nice and uncomplicated.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Coop, Crissier
Amber-copper color, bright, with generous creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, cereals, dust, yeast. The mouthfeel is very dry, the body is lean; harsh flavor of caramel, roasted malts, cereals; strong bitterness, but without noticeable hop qualities.
Correct brew, nothing special.
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy orange color, good cloudy white head. Pineapple, hayish aroma. Medium-bodied. Woody hoppyness, fruity, some vegetables, mild bitterness. A bit weak but drinkable.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Coop, Biel - clear dark amber-bronze beer under a long lasting and firm beige foam; correct lacework; decently hoppy and malty aroma showing notes of biscuits, red fruits marmalade and a hint of spices; creamy palate and a good malt backbone; fairly bitter and slightly dry; long hoppy and gently spicy finish - very nicely balanced and deeply drinkable
pivnizub (8539) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (kindly donated by Quack-Duck!): Light amber coloured, hazy to cloudy, mid-sized "dirty" white head, herbal-hoppy nose with a distinctive bready-fruity background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, nearly medium-bodied, quite soft; lingering piney-hoppy finish with a malty counterpart. Good....
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Coop Kreuzlingen. Hazy, quite dark golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Resiny aroma. Malty base with low sweetness, resiny hops with hints of pine.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from Bachser Mart and drunk in the Novotel in Zürich.
Attractive amber brown colour with a decent white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Malt upfront again with a good earthy, nutty character. Light hoppy overtones with some delicate grassy bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and easy drinking. Decent stuff.
jonas (5444) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thank you very much Julian! Orange, a few clouds - the bottle gushed a bit, big lacing eggshell head. Nice citrus, mango and mineral aroma. Good chewy nourishing body - Some american microbrewers could learn something here. Nice citric and piney hops, minerally leafy notes, dry yeasty on the tongue. Grassy aftertaste. Good one.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, really strong and pungent gooseberries and nettles. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel malts, gooseberries, nettles and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Finishes harsh, grainy and strong on berries. Somehow I find this to be more of an amber ale rather than an APA.