ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Pours cloudy orangeish with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy, ginger lemon. Some odd aromas and flavor was kind of off. Citrus ginger sweet-ish. A bit of a mess. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
At YNWA, Kolding, DK. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Golden with off-white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with a hint of ginger
Cloudy orange with decent, creamy, white head / Elegant nose of sour matl, cedar, and spice / Medium body, lightly sweet and creamy, malty and fat with soft carbonation, with sourness on the good finish / Flavors of sour malt, lemon, pine, ginger, and myrrh, no doubt / Somewhat cloying without enough hopping, and with the lemon-ginger flavor profile not working for me. Borresteijn (7522) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
On tap at Open Baladin, RBESG Rome day 3. Murky amber colour, white head. Aroma is very spicy, incense, ginger and some nutmeg, hint of lavender. Flavour is sweet, spicy, a bit peppery, incense, light fruity, dry bitter spicy finish. Light to medium bodied. A bit weird. JulienHuxley (5967) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Sample from bottle. Hazy pale yellow pour. Aroma is very pleasant: some fresh ginger, lots of fresh bread dough, zesty yeast and lemon. Taste is light, sweet with just a bit of a sour refreshing note. Palate is quite lively and perfectly suited for the beer. This is a perfect 11 AM beer. I would drink a case of this this summer without too much of a problem.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Tom’s that I got from the ever generous Mr & Mrs Fonefan. FatPhil (17166) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2010
Hazy yellow gold with a good white head and a few yeasty floaters. Lemony aroma with a slight chemical tinge and plenty of Belgian style yeast. Similar flavour. A little too yeasty for me but it’s really well balanced and plenty flavourful. A very faint sourness really makes it. Gives it a really pleasant zesty feel. Especially spritely in the finish. Nice beer, just not amazing.
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 750ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki) boogernose (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
Clear rich gold, small ring head. Lovely citrussy aroma, tangerine and a little limey. Gently spiced retronasals, ginger mostly, but not dominant. Full sweet palate, but not sticky. Lovely gentle grains, and a really subtle ginger element that pervades every corner, but again doesn’t dominate. Finish has lovely fresh green hops and zingy tangerine zest. Occasionally a waft of alcohol, but not boozy ever, and that was quite rare.
Rerate of: (6:3:6:3:10=2.8)
750ml bottle (OPP, HBF2010) - shared with Miksu
6 Sweet estery aroma, but decent grainy maltiness
3 Hazy mid gold, tight head
6 Lots of fruity esters in the retronasals, and no shortage of grains
3 A bit too dry, some white pepper too
10 A little sickly.
Hmmm - this sounds like what Miksu had (we wrote our reviews completely independently), but this is very different from what we had in OPP later - was it a different beer?
I picked this one up because of the cool bottle and the fact that’s it’s made in Italy. I have some Italian relatives on my mother’s side of the family. Anyway. I’m finding this beer to be fairly underwhelming. First off, there’s no head to speak of. No lacing. Is it colored water? The aroma is pine and grass. And it’s very faint. Taste is a bit sweet. There’s a hint of spice that’s actually not bad. I can’t say what spice it is.. it’s somewhat peppery. Maybe it’s myrrh.. whatever that is. Not a bad tasting beer although that taste doesn’t stick around for long. Light to medium body. This was interesting to try, but I won’t be getting it again. Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 19, 2010
0.75 l bottle at Helsinki Beer Festival. Deep golden color. The aromas of lemon, pine, white pepper and wood. Sweet aroma with pine, white pepper, and honey. Interesting original spiciness, very piney. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Draught at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle. Pale golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is light citrusy with a hint of cedary wood. Flavor is a bit bitter with some spicy woody notes. Notes of orange peel. Nice spicy character but very drinkable with a rich palate.