RichTheVillan (4030) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop; hazy light copper pour with a big frothy beige head, hop aroma leaps out on the pour, tangerine, pineapple a bit of a medley, taste starts off with grapefruit, light caramel, hint of pine, hop fireworks on your tongue, this tastes fresher than the other beers I’ve had from MK shop tonight, has that vibrant hop action, some tangerine background spice, strong beer but so drinkable, definite malt backbone, grapefruit bitterness, still prefer the Kernel I salute you sir, keep buying those new world hops
Krej (151) - USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bitter. Very double. Not my favorite beer but its pretty good. I think I could only drink one of these at a time though.
Desverger (2937) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - pours a fuzzy orange colour with white head. Aroma and taste comprises citrus and tropical fruits, mandarin, grapefruit, medium sweet caramel malty, lots of piney and herbal hoppy notes going on, solid bitter finish. Very nice.
Blairgus (2973) - California, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9 apr 2015, tap. Orange and hazy. Nose is glorious! Nothing but grapefruit! Med body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, alcohol, grapefruit juice, moderately bitter. Odd powdered candy flavor. Unique. Nose is glorious but taste isn't as amazing.
Japalo (1358) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@mikkeller friends Stefangade. Amber haze. Small head. Roasted raisins. Crystal caramel malty notes. The hops dorminates by Earthy herbal. Strong mouthfeel. Alcoholic. Some fusel. Strong complex brew.
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fad: Orange klar øl med et stort skumhoved. Meget sødlig duft ovenpå en lidt gammeldags type humling. Lidt ovre i det engelske men meget bitter. Denne bitterhed hjælper på den store sødme, men det er bare ikke en øl der rigtig ringer. Skuffende.
crossovert (8597) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A timid ipa, this one is vastly overrated. The bitterness is high in the finish otherwise it is non-nondescript.
Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, kumquat, grapefruit), with notes of spoiled orange juice, cotton candy, canned fruit cocktail, celery, butter.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty disappointing and nearly unpleasant. Fermenting/souring fruit odors and even some vegetal character ruin the hop and malt characters, so it’s really not much fun to smell. Similarly in the mouth, it’s quite sour and hard to enjoy. Like the Yum Yum pale ale, this is a rather pitiful showing from a brewery that shouldn’t be making mistakes like this.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit peel, citrus, toasted grain. Note of resin, raw grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grapefruit, pine. Hint of herbs and peppery alcohol. Thick mouthfeel.
Habanero (3003) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy, deep golden body with a small, lacing off-white head. Aroma of graprfruit, orange zest, caramel and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent DIPA.