Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (4043) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (18731) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (162) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.