JanLaursen (3025) - 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 (3630) - 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 (1110) - 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 (976) - 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 (2582) - 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 (9172) - 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!
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chopp. Hazy nice deep amber golden with a nice creamy white head. Pleasant fruity hoppy citrus fresh aroma. good mouthfeel indeed. Flavour is lovely, lots of fruity hops and citrus with berries and pine too. Good long lasting fruity hoppy berry citrus bitter finish. So nice indeed.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, as To Øl Baltic Frontier, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, with seabuckthorn and juniper berries, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, heavily bitter/woody and slightly fruity/spicy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bishops Avenyn. Pours hazy orange amber wity a nice creamy beige head leaving laces. Aroma is pony citric grassy fruity malty and a bit sweet. Flavor is kick ass bitter piny grapefruity rather dry but yet has a sweetish character somwhere beibd the scenes. Finishes longlived bitter grapefruity.
_angst_ (2609) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of thick trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and hoppy fresh with biscuits, blackberries, grapefruit juice, green grapes, orange zest, sea buckthorn, bilberries, lemon zest, gooseberries, red currants, crackers, pine, pineapple and passion fruit. Taste is bitter, tiny salty and fruity with crackers, sea buckthorn, grapefruit juice, pineapple, gooseberries, passion fruit, freshly cut grass, pine needles, dill, parsley, resin, liquorice root, orange zest and celery. Mouthfeel is slightly oily bitter, tiny fruity tart, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with crackers, pine needles, blackberries, grapefruit juice, celery. Freshly cut grass and dill. Great intriguing fruity stuff!