KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Nose of orange, lemon, caramel, biscuits. Pale orange color, lacy. Flavors of crisp hops, orange, sweet honey, bread. A bit sweet, but good.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at yespr.
Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal and grapefruity. Dry and grapefruity. Smooth fruity and light greasy to dusty hops finish.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, spices, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, malt, caramel, and herbs, leading to a bitter finish.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tuatara brewery. Bright amber, very fresh resiney, piney hop aroma (typical NZ hop characters), taste is citrus/pine hops, fruity, sweet malt. Very nice, preferred this to the more subdued American version.
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Intensive hop aroma with notes of resin, pine, aroma hops, fruits. Amber color, off-white head. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel notes, pine, resin, herbal and fruity (citrus) hop notes.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found at a random non-craft beer bar in Wellington CBD. Clear golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh meadows and fruit trees. Taste is bright, sweet fruit with a bitter finish. Nicely balanced.
GarciaVictor (7) - - AUG 5, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great gateway "craft" beer to get others going on this market.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light pffft and the cap comes off with little effort. A gaseous purr evokes the nostrils tickling the olfactories with a veracious hop note that lasts aiding the palate well. A breadth of cantaloupe, grapefruit, honeydew and apricot, pine-needles, camphor and strawberries. Produces up a tad short of bright but is radiant and sunny; a deep orange amber with nil evident carbonation. Soft and deeply floral in the mouth. Well rounded and creamy; the carbonation seated well in the back row to let the beer speak. Long, dry, all hop finish with tangy, citrus driven sides. A lot of apricot comes through, bitter orange, vanilla and pine-needles. Vibrant and tasty; it keeps well even as it warms. Sweet front, all fruit, drowning citrus. Wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s a Friday night session but geez I’d try to make it one. Really well crafted! (50cL, BB 08/11/13, The Beer Store Morley)
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. My notes are sparse on this one, but I thought I was fresh and full of complex hoppy aromatics, tropical fruit and pine. Very satisfying.