gEUS (791) - Linden, - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - pours deep orange with a nice thick and creamy eggshell coloured head. Aroma of sweet peach and dried apricots, hints of orange zest. Full body with a tad oversweet balance but a beautifully mouthfilling robust bitterness. Aftertaste is very fruity (peach, pineapple). Nice
Trappist1 (236) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml Bottle. Dark orange with a huge white head. Nose: bit striking, this is not the Magma Nose that you would expect, not sure I like it. Got difficulties to define. Still the brew has a fruity base (peaches) Finish is soft, even a bit creamy and has a sweet touch. dry&bitter but overall not that outspoken. Not sure the Sorachi Ace is a good addition to the Magma. I very much prefer the original one.
jinroh (88) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Monk’s Cafe in Stockholm. Pours golden amber with a great head - that reduces to a normal one. Nice money-like colour. Aroma has some light alcohol, honey candy, a bit of fruity hops. First taste reminds a trippel a bit - sweet, flowery, honey. Aftertaste is a bit more like IPA, no mixing here. In the middle… I feel plastic there. I guess this bottle is not the freshest any more and in the spot where some great Sorachi Ace used to be, there is only a bit of plastic left. Aftertaste is lightly sweet/bittery. Lasts long - but some plastic is still there. Would have loved to try this beer when it was at its prime.
mR_fr0g (1422) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share at Watford tasting. From Drankers Geers. Maybe not the freshest of bottles. Aroma is rubber, alcohol and belgian triple yeast esters. Clean biscuity malt. Dark orange pour with a thin persistent frothy head. Flavour is hot alcohol, light toast and slight caramel. Maybe signs of some oxidation and hops dropping out cause thre wasn’t much sorachi ace. highly carboned. some rubber flavour lingers.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at December Watford tasting, thanks to Fergus. It pours hazy orange-amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, icing sugar, orange sponge cake and sweet floral notes. The taste is doughy, toast, orange, herbal, crisp citrus, light alcohol, floral, potpourri and sponge cake. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A bit hot, but drinkable enough, OK.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours hazy dark golden with some residue and a small creamy and offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy with oranges, peaches and perfume, as well as flowers, kandi and grain. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet hops and apricots, with a sweet fruity finish.
Zita (4017) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy aroma,clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, nice hoppy aroma,
Hansen (5982) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GOlden coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Nice fruity aroma, notes of dill. Soft flavor, more fruity notes.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fate poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, lemon zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, citrus and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles, Brussels, 25 Oct 2013) Amber colour with frothy off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, rubber and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, orange peel, burnt rubber, caramel and floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite tasty with a generous hop character. Nice one.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at home, shard with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: somewhat sweet, Sorachi Ace clear, quite fruity, hops.
TASTE: hoppy, little sweet, caramel even, fruity.