grubypawel (198) - - 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.
Nisse666 (4718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the AIBF 2014 no 1 cons 2014-11-14 Göteborg
AR: tropical fruity, dry
AP: bronz hazy, frothy head
F: watery, dry, tropical fruit, peach, wee grainy feeling
HugoNeto (23) - BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
An excellent lager with a lot of citrus hops flavours. To Øl is always getting points with me. Could have more Alcohol.
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium May 2014. Good colour for a lager, not pale and pasty. Big white head and grain aromas.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Akiyama Liquor Store (Kochi). Slighlty oxidized nose (drink by date is Nov. 2014), with some peach, earth, and light citrus hopping. Dark amber/gold color. Hop hit in initial, goes to some light bitter fruitiness, and then more citrus hops in mid and final. Thin, light body, and a bit dry in finish. Tasty. But probably no the best bottle of this batch. Not really reminiscent of any pils I’ve had.
wyzzywyz22 (2073) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Liking the mission statement on the above description. Clear orange pour with a small white head. Great tropical fruity hoppy beak. Flavour was crisp, citrus, hoppy and fruity. Really drinkable. As premium lagers go this is a damned good one. Why not make Stella illegal and force the masses to drink this stuff instead ? The world might just be a better place.
beer-yum (749) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued aroma gives little hint of the hop forward balance of flavour. Bitter finish quickly dissipates and makes one want another taste.
Kauge (562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stockmann (€ 3,90) in Tallinn. BB 03.2016. Love the label, looks like a Damien Hirst design. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber with a big off-white top - retains and laces superbly. Nose - splendid lemony-grapefruity-tangeriny-musky-malty bittersweet. There is however a slight note of dank grassiness in the background. Eventually I also get a hint of Nelson Sauvin, after having swirled it quite a bit. Taste begins with malty and succulent fruity sweetness and follows with a more hop-pronounced grapefruity bitterness; finish is very straightforwardly bitter, even roughly so. Medium body and carbonation, palate somewhat grainy and dry. A very bold brew.
I’ve enjoyed this tremendously in the past, but not so much this time.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sourly and botanical, association to lemon grass and sauerkraut. Very hoppy in taste, without being too much of a good thing. The bartender considered it a hoppy lager; but it tastes more like hops than of lager. And that is okay.
Mad_Ferret (711) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle @ Brill, 6/10-14.
Orange amber, mostly clear and with a dirt white head.
Grapefruit, lychee, caramel, grains, pine and some hints of fart.
Taste is medium dry and hoppy fruity with grapefruit and lychee, caramel and grains and pine needles.
Medium bodied, soft tickling carbonation, slight oily.
I get a bit disturbed by the caramel presence. And the sulfur note.