bastarda (172) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aromas of citrus, icing sugar, lemon cake and metal; a lot of thin lemonade in taste, with a weird mix of liquorice, tartness, lemon hops; didn’t taste any elderflowers
esp0r (2296) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Light orange, big white head that falls down quite fast. Smell of hay, yeast esters, spices, clove, light malts and flour. Light sweet, floral, fruity, spicy, moderate bitter. A bit dull maybe? Still quite drinkable
gunnfryd (12071) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 251014. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is elderflower, fruit, yeast. Flavour is elderflower, fruit, yeast, malt. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another 6-way split. Dull ochre body, off white head. Sweet malty/appley aroma. Not again... Sweet rotten apple taste vs. nice green apple notes. Sweeter than the urban farmhouse. No real rosehip or elderflower taste. Just ordinary.
kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Mi Orge Mi Houblon. Pours Hazy full golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, floral aspects, biscuit and a light funk. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with fairly high carbonation.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small, frothy white film head. Aroma has malts, elderflower, citrus, grapes, pepper. Low carbonation, fine oily dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good fine malts, elderflower, citrus. Soft bitterness. Okay if slightly simple.
Leighton (13535) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks to the Sarkinator Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Yeasty, with plenty of pale bread, wheat, lemon. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish with notes of sugary wheat, dough, slightly rindy lemon. A bit basic overall.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. To me, the aroma seems to feature fennel and lemongrass, but knowing this beer contains neither of those herbs, it must be either the elderflower or the rosehips or both. I don’t know. I’ve never smelled an elderflower and I don’t eat or drink anything containing rosehips. Anyway, this brew is full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, herbal and spicy up front; then bready and tangy on the backside. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd February 2015
Hazy gold beer, big fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and a bit over carbonated. Semi dry and a little crispy. Sweetish floralness. Light Hibiscus led fruits. Finishes airy and tangy with a little banana ester coming in. Decent but not turning cartwheels here.
_angst_ (3342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy vibrant yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sparse trace on the glass. Smell is slightly rustic and floral with crackers, hay, dry soil, rose petals, white pepper corns, grapefruit rinds and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sour, tiny bitter and floral with crackers, lemon juice, passion fruits, hibiscus, rose petals, moist hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, dry soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny bitter and floral with crackers, lemon juie, rose petals, dry soil, hay and lemon zest. mouthfeel is crisp, dry, slightly tart and light boied. finish si sour and tiny bitter with crackers, lmon juice, hibisicus, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Solid floral saison. Simple but refreshing...