ClubGonzo (3197) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber body, medium off-white head. Nose is earth, wet leaves, grains, hints of dusty cellar. Taste is oxidized grassy tones, nuts, earth, wet leaves. Astringent bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Strange, and definitely too old (BB date expired June 2013).
77ships (3014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas: a very dark amber fox red with a huge & very creamy head, smell is mellow fruity grapefruit & berries, definitely hops but no regular hop bitterness here that you would expect from an IPA, taste is sweet with fruity grapefruit & berries, once again definitely hops but very mellowed out, aftertaste carries like the mellowest hop bitterness ever, hint mango, strong dominating presence of creamy thick malts, slight caramel, sweet herbs, very creamy & sessionable but an IPA without the harsh edge seems a bit weird to me now
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large head deep amber pour mild carbonation but very gassy beer aroma citrus caramel spice grapefruit lemon flavours clove phenol lemon grapefruit medium ibu sweet caramel tyhe finish rich or forward hop taste sharp on palate sweet malt aftertaste lasting bitter okay
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Read-brown, heavy white lacing, head gone quick. Earthy hop, bit of burnt caramel, and mango. Front is fresh citrus but a bit thin, orange with no excess sugar. Mid is piney with light bark while the finish shows an earthy, stinging bitterness. Heavy freshness, drying, very balanced and controlled with appropriate attenuation.
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy copper colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney hop aroma, citrusy, a touch of orange zest, some resin. Taste is dry, slightly astringent, grassy hoppy, minimally tart. Slightly unbalanced, too dry.
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok but it’s travelled a ways to get here. So mustly just malt and bitterness left over from the hops. Orange pour with great head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness. Soft carbonation. On tap in impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s.
mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Great label on the bottle and equally good beer inside the bottle. The flavour is not as good as the aroma or appearance but it is still good.
Arve_Christian (2459) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 75 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.
Dark golden, good foam.
Distinct medium intensity hoppy aromas( grapefruit ), also good fruitiness- light vanilla and caramel notes.
Medium/ full body & high complexity .
Good bitterness , very well balanced.
armando629 (2323) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,75 l bottle, courtesy of tonycaviar, thanks!
Pours brown-reddish with a small lacing head. Aroma of caramel and some toasted malt, grains, hop, but not a resiny taste rather a grassy character in the nose. Cardboard and skinny grainy taste with a freaky grassy hop in the finish. Not well balanced and not an IPA rather a bitter.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic, Fontainas, Brussles. Brown, hazy beer with a offwhite/beige big lacy head. Fruity, hoppy, citrus and some malty aroma. Hoppy, grapes, fruity and grassy flavour.