Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, orange, grape, citrus, pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long tropical fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Orange amber, not much head. Mango & other tropical fruits aroma. Pasionfruit & raspberry flavour. Dry aftertaste. Looks and smells better than it tastes. Very big flavour for a fruit beer.
ClubGonzo (4115) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Biskopen, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a large creamy white head. Nose is herbal grassy notes, peaches, lichi, pineapple, herbs and meat that has gone slightly off, for some reason. Taste is grassy herbs, lichi, citric peel, peaches, catty tomato plant tones and hints of lime and sour apples. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Somehow the hops and fruit additions don’t add up on this one, leaving the overall impression as a muddled mess of diverging tastes, encapsuled in catty herbal notes. Not too impressive from To Øl.
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber, a little hazy with a big, long lasting head. Strong aroma of tropical fruits. Smooth moutfeel, excellent carbonation, sour fresh finish. Taste of mango an passion fruit. Fresh and tasty.
Koelschtrinker (10833) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruchtiger Geruch, der im Antrunk von herben Noten überdeckt wird. Dabei steigt die Herbe zum Mittelteil, die Fruchtigkeit erinnert an Multivitaminsaft. Ok. 11/10/9/8/9/8
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Molto particolare questa birra, perchè ad un naso molto delicato, presenta poi un corpo decisamente più robusto. Non male.
Cunningham (4638) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Unclear golden color with a big white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: A bit overripe fruity and fresh hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Mild acidic.
Taste: Really fruity. A bit hoppy and malty.
Overall impression: Quite decent and fresh ale.
Personal stats: Bottle at Diskoteket in Trondheim, Norway
NBird (389) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks.. Bright orange amber, small white head.
Smells.. Big tropical fruits, passionfruit, mango and citrus.. Caramel malts
Tastes.. Tropical fruitbowl punch , juicy citrus lingers with a caramel malty finish
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairbar, Aarhus, DK.
Amber with White head. Aroma of lots of exotic fruit. Flavor with malt and more fruit
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a melange of guava, papaya, passionfruit and some mango, with no sign of apricot or, more importantly, and sort of hops or malt notes. Guava and papaya up front blend with some hops bitterness, although individual hops flavours are hard to detect through all the fruit. Mango in the mid-palate leads through to a finish swamped by cloyingly sweet passionfruit, which lingers as an aftertaste. I have to say I have no problem with the use of fruits as brewing ingredients, but this just goes way overboard. The beer itself (an IPA apparently, although one would never guess) is buried somewhere undetectable beneath a huge pile of tropical fruits, which not only dominate the flavour, but lend a sticky sweetness to the whole affair which is far from pleasant. A poor effort from a usually quality brewery.