esp0r (2291) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
A slow gusher. Orange hazy, big white frothy head. Smell of yeast esters, clove, hints of funk, spices, apple and tiny hints of oak. Moderate sweet, a clear strike of apple cider and booze, then some spices and malts next, then hints of oak and brandy, and at last some funky fruity parts. Ends off with a moderate bitterness. A well balanced beer. The apple cider brandy barrelling works quite well i think. The beer is quite refreshing and fruity without being sour or boozy. Nice
jackafholmes (600) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Cloudy yellow ale with brown particles and glossy thick white head. Aroma is sour apple and dry, very cidery. Taste is sour and and sweet, but with a definite beer malty bitterness. Slight carbonation and thinnish body. Wasn’t sure when I smelt it, but it’s actually really nice.
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small bottle sample, poured a deep golden colour with a white head. sour apple, brett, oak, vanilla, barnyard, green apple, citrus, sweet caramel, some vinegar, and slightly tart, def. more going to a cider instead of a belgian strong ale
ClubGonzo (4548) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Nose is yellow apples, cider, wood, straw, metal, vanilla and hints of pale malts and farmhouse funk in the back. Taste is apple peel, brandy, wood, pale malts, bretty funk tones and hints of straw, hay, muscat grapes, alcohol and white sugar. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Smooth, original, intriguing and elegant; I’m starting to like the adventures of Wild Beer more and more.
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Jack in the Box, Altrincham. Hazy gold with a fleeting white cap. Aroma shows off the barrel influence well enough. The taste is nicely poised between apple freshness and barrel notes. Lingering fruity end and a slight heat. Wouldn’t guess it was 10% either. Regular Ninkasi was one of the surprises of the year for me, and whilst this throws in a new dimension I think the lovely tart freshness of the original wins out.
s_hartshorne (2156) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg tapped Leeds. Hazy gold slight head. Aroma is apples barnyard taste same great tartness with a good beer bitter finish. Ok body. I can see where there going with this cider beer who wouldn’t like it!!
Inbreak (2545) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, yellow apples, light malts, yeast, hay, wheat, flowers, hints of bubblegum. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, flowers, oak, minerals, hay, sour apples, apple skin, yeast, grass. Medium bitteress, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. Bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is baked apples, funky, tart citrus, vanilla. Taste is mild sweet medium tart with more baked apples, funk, hay, citrus, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Delicious
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Tart apple nose, sweet and fizzy, rich toffee and apple, interesting.
Brandman (2304) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has bretta all over it. Nice apple, sour toasty malt, clove, spicyness from the yeast. Really intense and sourly crips aroma. Flavour is bit flat and alcohol forward. The apple, spices and malt are more intense in flavour. Not so fresh that aroma.