Idiosynkrasie (5156) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Bright, slightly cloudy, pale orangey, golden colour with late awakening, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, barely white head. Unusual hoppy aroma, hints of citrus fruit and vegetables, hints of kumquat, gherkin, other vague, apparently more tart than sweet fruit and vegetable notes; later with concentrated bitterness almost biting in the nose. Taste is moderately sweet malty, some bitter almond, some biting bitter hop, cautious fruity hints of mandarine, orange, orange zest; lasting bitter finish with almond and toffee malt basis, alcohol and bitter hop combine for a minimally biting mouthfeel. Relatively light and easy drinkable, (personally) tolerable malt basis, considerable hoppy counterweight. Anyway there’s a dizzy impression of lights going out with finishing the bottle.
skullgeorge (60) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Golden,orangey colour with a great white head that leaves beautiful laces on my glass. Amazing aromas of tropical fruits, pine, honey and apricot. Taste is really complex. Great balance between fruit and hops. Medium body, low carbonation and alcohol well hidden. So many fruits in the start, almost sweet, but in the same time you can feel the hops and the bitterness in the end. Great taste palate so many things to taste. One of the bst beers I’ve ever drunk !
Gerardgathier (512) - - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. hoppy fruity
MarcoDL (3086) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Solid barley wine. Malty and with notes of raisin and other sweet fruits. Nicely dry, bitter and fresh, instead of overly sweet.
mike_77 (4095) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@zebf 2014 - Golden, honeyed colour. Aroma is very fruity and malty - sweet. Initially it feels quite thick and lucious but it almost evaporates on the tongue. Dry finish with hints of bitter orange syrup.
PriorL (2798) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar.
TASTE: hop, fruity, florar, decent, little dry aftertaste.
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from the 3 floyds brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a large tan head. Sweet malt toffee and slight pine taste. Holds up well with some age.
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best barleywine style that I have ever tasted. Girlfriend, father in law and mother-in-law says that we can repeat this experience. Delicious.
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine needles, caramel toffee, and dough. Flavor is similar but with more hop flavors coming through - citrus, orange peel, tropical fruits. A bit of spice lingers.
574deadzone (1253) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours true golden with a thick khaki head that sticks around. Nose involves super sweet cereal, spice, and some citrus. Really sweet, somewhat bitter. Thick body, soft carb, no alcohol burn at all, sticky, with lengthy bitter finish. Interesting brew, pushing a year old I believe. Haven’t had fresh, but the hops definitely faded from what I’m told, and the strange rice krispies malt thing dominates at this age. A decent brew, though I probably would’ve enjoyed it fresher.