Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy pale golden-yellow beer under a solid white foam; citrusy nose with hints of spices, honey and fruity hops; a solid carbonation and a fair astringency; medium-bodied, bitter, dry and acidic; long fruity hoppy finish, fizzy, acidic and spicy - original and very good Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 750 ml corked bottle. A lightly hazy pale yellow beer, with a gigantic, fizzy/frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (bread/grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit, lemon), moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of orange, tangerine, lavender, rosemary, pepper, coriander, some banana and white wine. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, dry and rather long finish with moderate bitterness, lightly alcoholic. A bit of each IPA and Wit, but actually few features of both styles. Whatever it is, it’s great... Fruity and spicy aroma, clean and balanced in the mouth. Mouthfeel could be slightly improved, since it’s a bit thin and perhaps overcarbonated. Overall a masterpiece Habanero (4796) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Bottled. Pours hazy pale yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, orange zest, some tropical fruits, spice, caramel and brett. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly sour and pleasant bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and lively CO2. An excellent, crisp and funky IPA. ★★★★ fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Corked bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WAIphonephan (7191) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
batch #3, Aug/2012
The cork pops loudly, and indeed it seems well carbonated, producing a cloudy blond color and giant frothy head. The aroma is harmonious and quite deep; plenty of exotic citrus fruits, with light spicy touch; there is some tangerine aroma too, and very light Bretts. The mouthfeel is very dry, and the carbonation is high; along with some flavor of malt and wheat, there is a nice spice profile from the yeast, delicate Brett notes, and a prominent citrusy character. The final is well bitter and long, with light citrusy astringency.
Harmonious, complex and full of fresh characteristics.
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a very pale fairly clear yellow gold with a thick off white head. Citrus and white pepper nose. Orange zest and grapefruit notes. Bitter finish,.
saradyan (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
Very foamy. Golden yellow in color like pineapple juice and cloudy in appearance. Smells Wheaty and lemony. Very fruity in favor. matthewgerke (67) - - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium-golden color with a two-finger white head. Great aroma with a wide range of floral notes with the coriander especially coming through. Very complex, bright taste but still managed to not cover up the hops on the finish - nicely done. ryecatcher (1459) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
750mL Bottle (April 2012 batch). Easily the most peculiar beer I’ve ever had beginning with the cork almost flying out after I took the caging off (and yeah, I’ve done this more times than I can count without that happening!). Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow with this monstrous head (it kept growing and growing like something out of a Dr. Seuss book). Nose is crazy too -- lilies, lemon peel, some basement dankness, yeasty Brett funk, chardonnay, coriander, and something else that comes across like burnt rubber. Most effervescent non-Champagne beverage I’ve seen. Mouth is dry with floral and oakiness up front, then some of that Galaxy hopiness, followed by some herbal notes and some black pepper, then some bread and a dry mild - yet lingering - bitter finish. Maybe it’s the 6 months of daylight or darkness that does it to them but those Alaskans do some pretty crazy brewing up there.
Camons (13016) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Batch #2 / april 2012. Opened and shared with Jacob to celebrate my 48th birthday. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of flenty of fruity hops, lemon peel, grapefruity, yeast, brett, white wine and a little oak. Flavor is dry and rather bitter with rich fruity hops, melon, orange- and lemonpeel, citrus, lightly spicy, brett and wit yeasts, white wine, little oak. Medium body, overcarbonated at first wich flattens abit after a while in the glass, Dry lightly bitter finish. Very nice and easy drinking beer. 030113 Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
75cl corked and caged bottle courtesy of pellegjr - thanks Joey! Pours a light yellowy/gold with wispy white head that sticks around; plenty of lacing. Aroma is incredibly interesting: instant hit of Brett - lovely and funky - plenty of citrus fruit , spices, and dry white wine too. Taste is very well balanced between the funky, dusty, lactic Brett notes and the bitter citrus: lemon peel and pithy grapefruit bitterness. Bit of tangerine in there too. Lots of interesting herb and spice notes come through and linger on the palate. Finish is crisp and dry as a bone, with a touch of sourness (which I’m sure would intensify with age). This is one hell of an interesting beer, very enjoyable.