humlelala (1060) - - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 (33 cl bottle at the barking dog) Pours a cloudy apricot with medium, white head. Good retention, lace and regeneration. Aroma is freshly hopped with potent fruity and herbal notes. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and an intense, juniper-dominated finish. Flavour follows the nose initially and then the juniper afterbooster kicks in with a long, dry and bitter finish. Very well integrated and definitely something that opened my eyes to the use of juniper as a hop complementary.
peponi (582) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: juniper, citrus notes, malty, something strange like wet socks.
Appearance: hazy golden color, white head.
Taste: low bitterness, herbal, juniper, accidness from fruits (refreshing), quite dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, sour finish.
Overall: Interesting combination, this fruit sourness blow up your mind.
bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very foamy for an IPA, minerals, seaweed, seabuckthorn, a tiny hint of juniper berries in the nose. Very mineral/seaweedy nose in fact, rather disgustingly so. But, as murky as this beaten puppy is, there lies some hidden beauty in that massive overload of unsweetened seabuckthorn juice out-of-the-reformhaus flavour that mingles so gracefully with those well-chosen hops, with that grapefruit-peel bitter finish that could be mistaken for just due to the juice but in fact must come from the hops. And without having had another bottle I can surely say I’d eventually come to love that strange brew.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, nose is fruity orange, taste is sweet, salty, cheesy, fruity.
angel77 (1213) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caña en el lúpulo el 07-03-2015. sabores frescos ácidos y algo afrutados y cítricos con un final resinoso y amargo persistente. Cuerpo medio con 6.5 vol. Buena.
markextrae (1488) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with colleagues, poured a deep golden colour with a white head, very fruity aroma, (buckthorn?) red fruit, grapefruit, peach, pines, a bit sour, pine, resin, refreshing beer
RichTheVillan (3925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky dark amber pour with a big fluffy off white head, aroma has minerals and underlying hops, taste has lime, salt, caramel, never had sea buckthorn, but had a few beers with it and it’s an interesting taste. I enjoyed this.
Vestergaard (632) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a murky amber with a big, long lasting, soapy, off white head. Aroma is partly hoppy with some skunky, grassy notes, and partly fruity with sour, prominent sea-buckthorn. Only hints of the juniper berries though. Taste is much more radical sour, and the hoppy bitterness is very weak. The sour notes are very wooden and dry, and could easily be confused with a wild yeast sourness. Body is still pretty round though with medium carbonation.
Camons (6808) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours hazy redtinted light brown with a offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma is malt, light sourness, sweet caramel tart fruit, herbs. Flavor is light sourness, malty, caramel, seaburkthorn, citrusly hops. spice, juniper. Medium body, average carbonation, lasting tart finish. A strange beer, but the balance between the sweetness and the seabuckthorn works really well. 080215
lobs_ols (275) - LATVIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque gold, strong white head. Light fruit, some roastiness on the nose. Bitter, some sweetness, definite seabuckthorn and juniper. Finishes bitter and a bit dry. Nice, but could be more distinct.
BRW (1300) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Fruity, malt aroma. Acid, sour, fruity, slightly bitter taste. Medium body.