sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very hazy golden with an off-white head. Smells of hops with tiny toothpaste hints. Sweet and quite bitter. Lots of hoppy aromas, especially centennial. Also spicy aromas of mint and black pepper. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Long, dry, peppery finish with some residual sugars and hints of mints. Good stuff!
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph. Pours very muddy yellow with a medium, frothy, white head. Aroma has lemon, yeast, herbal bitterness. Medium carbonation, very dry mouthfeel. Flavour has grainy yeast, lots of dryness, juniper, lemon, grass, pine. Very bitter lingering finish.
Kronebryg (1057) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very cloudy, no head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit fruit and dry hay. M-m. Dry light, grapefruit, hoppy,
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque murky amber deep yellow. With bits of sea buckthorn floating around. Frothy quickly disappearing head. Aroma: really fresh hoppy aroma with notes of spruce, grass, exotic fruits, sweet malts and some spicy notes. Flavours follows through. But the juniper berries are quite dominant. Lovely fruitiness, and ends dry with a long lasting lingering bitterness. Fun and new Nordic experiment.
JanLaursen (3136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque very hazy golden, small white head, nice lacings. Peculiar but nice fruity, spicy aroma of citrusy, slightly grassy hops and - very evident - seabuckthorn. Medium sweet, very fresh citric fruity, warm glow, vitamin c. Fresh hoppy and fruity bitter finish, some of which might come from the juniper berries.
Idiosynkrasie (3848) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. To such an extent hazy, yellowish golden colour with average frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lasting, white head. Slightly herbal hoppy aroma with a touch of mint and uniquely intense, basic, fruity notes of mango, herbal hoppy overtones. Taste is initially herbal, in between with a balance of mango and herbs, later slightly citrusy and herbal, piney spicy.
Yorker (1211) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours completely murky amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is very fruity with plenty of citrus and grapefruit as well as some spices. Flavour is fruity and spicy, and has a very dry finish.
suurjuust (1068) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy orange tinted yellow, big fluffy white head with filmy retention. Nose is grassy-spicy hops, caramel, sea-buckthorn, malt. Taste is malt, some toffee hints, the finish is dry, spicy, hoppy, with slight sourness in the background. The aftertaste is medicinally (but not in a bad way) bitter and hoppy with distinct juniper notes. Medium body, flat to medium carbonation. Nicely rounded.
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 Sample @ Drink Shop Beer Tasting Session nov.2012. Lovely hazy orange color. Yellowish/white head appears, lasts forever. Hops, bit wood, fruity notes in aroma. Juicy, fruity, just a slight hint of sea buckthorn sourness, woody, fir stems, hints of juniper and mildly sweet flavor. Long lasting intensive bitterness in aftertaste. I wasn’t expecting that. Well balanced beer, except (sour) bitterness in aftertaste is way too intensive for me.
FatPhil (9363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 330ml bottle (Drink Shop/Baar, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Lovely fruity aroma. Reminded me of some kind of ice-cream sundae with pineapple and mango. Lovely crisp palate, nice carbonation. Some freezer ice in the palate, but apart from that a very nice full aromatic light-berry-fruit aroma. Not getting sea buckthorn as such, and I’ve had both the raw juice, and the Cantillon Tyrni from OPP. Very easy to drink. Happily had another in the bar afterwards after the tasting. Even behind the fruitiness, I got some nice dry woodiness in the late finish. Not saying absurdly bitter, even though I did hear people mention high IBUs. Then again, I believe IBUs are mostly bullcrap. Dryness for this is the great strength, and it’s that which makes it a beer I’d revisit. Thanks for your input into this, James!
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Just delicious. Mellower than the bottle. So drinkable. Make more of this!