Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of sincereNC. Pours a hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Intensely sweet and caramellish nose. Rather solid body, a little thick and syrupy with flowery hops. The finish is a little rough with heavy duty alcohol and a harsh hoppiness. 230211
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice rich amber, and even a hint of chocolate malts. hops are leafy and almost balance the sweetness.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Props for the attractive label and gold foil. Pours gemlike copper with a loose, watery head; no lacing. Weird cherry, purple grape and bubblegum aromas… in the background are buckwheat pancakes, butterscotch, mango, and garam masala. Doughy and candylike flavor; sweet and boozy. Glazed carrots. Toasty finish with minty alcohol taste. Mild spicy bitterness throughout. Sticky, syrupy body. Flowery afterward, a cross between roses and cilantro leaves. Definitely a dessert sipper. A crazy-ass, massively strange beer... overflowing with fruit and spice, completely unlagerlike. It was tasty, but confusing... have the brewers ever tasted a lager before?
vtafro (4482) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with some lighter head. Nutty malt, thorough fruit essence from apple tones to light citrus and pineaaple, some light herbal and grassy hints as well. Unexpected nice lager.
alexsdad06 (6690) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small beige head. The aroma is fruity, grassy with some toasted malts. The flavor was malt forward with toasted malts and a splash of caramel sweetness. The hops were grassy in nature with a light bitterness. Fairly easy to drink with no sign of 9%. Nothing bad here, just nothing very exciting either.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured gold with a white head. aroma was sugary, sweet, caramel, and grain. flavor was pine, sweet, and what i thought to be candi sugar. heavy body with low carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper pour with a clear tall off-white head.
Sweet juicy malt aroma along with some slight perfumy hops.
Big juicy sweet malts and fruity floral hops.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. Not the best I’ve had in the style, but it is up there near the top. The aroma could have used a little help, but it was that flavor that’s most important and that was good. Very well balance. A very intense beer made even more extreme because of it being a lager. Simply beautiful lacing.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very light brownish orange or light orangey amber with a large, off-white head that slowly diminished and left some of the best lacing I’ve ever seen. The aroma was a bit weak in comparison to the intense flavor. It had moderate, bread, toasted malt, caramel, nutty malt and cracker; moderate to heavy resinous hops; slightly honey; Band-aid, rubber, and a little sour lemon thing at the end of the last pour. The initial flavor was moderately to rather sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was rather to heavily sweet and rather bitter with an average to long duration. There was lots of malt, caramel malt honey, grassy hops; slight rubber, resinous hops, earthy hops, some metallic hops and toast and jam. The sweetness outweighed the bitterness, but it was still fairly well balanced. The medium body was a bit syrupy and quite sticky by the end with fairly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent and rather dry finish.
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear pale orange with little if any head. Nose of toasted malt and some alcohol. Thin, oily mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Tastes of yeasty bread with some spice. Abrupt finish with warmth. Nothing special here and overall I didn’t care for this.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange bruin body with an off white head, poor retention light lacing. Fruity with hints of peach and lightly nutty with a hint of purfumy. Light grass and herbal hop tones. Velvet texture mild nutty soft body. Hints of pine and citrus. Nice despite what my Canadian buddy thinks of it.