Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2016
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - light hazy red-orange beer with a poor head retention; piney aroma with notes of red fruits marmalade; subtle carbonation, light sweetness, medium-bodied, no bitterness; gently spicy and piney finish with more notes of red fruits marmalade - delicate and subtle SinH4 (4719) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Hazy brown-orange color with white head. Aroma is spicy (rosemary? probably only because of the spruces), spruce. Taste is candied sugar, spruce, spicy, full-bodied, nice balance. Medium carbonation. Not bad! Koelschtrinker (20248) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
Noten von Honig und hellen Kräutern zu Beginn. Tannennadeln, würzig herb, deutliche und konstant bleibende Hefigkeit. Spritzig, würziger zum Ende. Vollmundiger, trocken süßer Nachhall, weithin mit deutlichen Kräuternoten. Gut. 10/10/11/11/10/11 sdg (163) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Dark golden to light brown color, hazy; nice white head of which a layer remains. Nose: rather malty, hints of caramel and herbs. At the first sip, an aroma of malt, caramel, bread and biscuits shows, together with a very distinct herbal aroma (must be the "Eisenhut") and hints of pine and maybe green tea. Slightly sweet taste. Towards the finish, a pleasant hoppy aroma develops - earthy, but mainly resin hops. The taste gets medium bitter. The beer has a rather full body, and a somehow creamy, but still fresh and crisp mouthfeel. Although I am usually sceptical of beers brewed with pine needles and the like, I consider this to be a very good beer, especially well suited for the autumn and winter seasons.