UXO (1527) - CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale amber with one finger of pillowy dense off-white head, excellent retention and heavy, chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is citrus, piney dank resin, musk, caramel malt. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, mild bitter finish. (4/5)
So, what did you do tonight? Oh, just had the BEST PILSNER EVER. Lovely hoppy lager - in this case, a pilsner - that has about as much relationship to fizzy yellow adjunct garbage as chalk to cheese. Getting more of the Centennial and Citra citrus, and Simcoe west coast dank, than the Nelson Sauvin (my new favourite hop!) vinous character, but very nice regardless. Decently complex and layered, with lots of character. (Gee, hard to tell that these guys are old brewing buddies and students of Mikkeller’s, huh?) But, unlike his Øllen Om Bogen, this isn’t a hop bomb at all. I keep expecting the hops to blow up and storm my taste buds in an all-out assault, but they’re actually extremely polite as they completely redefine what a lager can be. The label says “Sometimes when you’re drunk you can see better” - I could drink enough of these to see better, for sure. (18/20)
Klimaet (1994) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fermentoren. Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Aromas of orange peel, citrus, some malty notes. Taste is pretty malty up front (pilsner), orange peel, slight citrus, some grassy notes. Taste is slight pilsner malt, some faded hops, malty sweetness, slightly grassy notes.
Cuso (7831) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. orange golden color with medium white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy bitter taste with light malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.
MisoW (3235) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is floral hoppy, citrusy. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, grapefruit, floral hops, citrusy. Nice long hoppy finish.
Stuu666 (10888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, light fruit, taste is toffee, grassy.
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Sorbon Bromma. Doftar av en humlekanon. Smakar lager. Smakrik version. Inte alls pjåkig.
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat @ Sorbon. Stort doft av humle. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Brödig smak . Lättdrucken .
prawlie (1502) - ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sheffield Tap. Fizzy amber with a bubbly head. Citrus hopped aroma, fragrant. Clean, dry, light citrus. Pleasant hoppy ale, it’d make for a good session, but does leave a dry aftertaste. Has a good malty body.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden ipa with a thin white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, classic. In mouth, nice crisp biscuit malt with floral and citrusy hops, tropical fruit, medium bodied, pleasant. On tap at Beer for Geeks.
grubypawel (333) - - NOV 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours golden with a rich head. I did detect corn in the aroma, but the American hops did manifest themselves in the taste. A surprisingly rich pine aroma for a lager. Medium bitter finish.