BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally. A new Bells reaches the chain-trenches of Jax locally provided by Total Wine. Been waiting for this one for a while. Ages perhaps. Enough to dust off the ol’ cap-cracker and dig in. Popped this sucker, and immediately, was overwhelmed by wisp and wasps of honey due, and a bouquet of hops Garden of Eden style, served sunny-side-up. A further sniff and huff of the fragrant aroma and the fine folks at Method should certainly consider to market. Pours a lively gold and fuzzy hue. Taste bites even before the palate is wet. Hops, o’ glory of hops, fancy wedding bouquets of flowers, honeydew strong enough to fight off the imaginary hummingbirds that the 10% ABV provides me. Pine notes mix in like a love affair with the Alps, and a chewy gentry of warm, moist banana bread. Convergence of a syrupy like texture tends to slow down de addict’ like consumption, into a full 5 course, savored meal. If there was something to top their Two Hearted Ale, this is it, though perhaps a bit heavy to session on. But man, I was checkin some ol’ rave clips from 1992 and thought to myself....i’d fancy some...well never you mind. If you have to ask; you’ll never know!
Zlotta (2784) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355 l can from ’De Bierkoning’, canned in January 2017, thanks for the hint PotjeBier! Clear, amber with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, very fruity, quite resiny and slightly grassy-herbal aroma of mango, orange, tangerine and pine. Very sweet, malty, fruity, extremely juicy and quite resiny taste of massive orange jam, tangerine, mango and pine, followed by a medium long, rather bitter, resiny and slightly herbal-grassy finish. Full body, creamy, slightly sticky and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Damn tasty, really juicy, great mouthfeel, superbly drinkable for that abv. Very good!
rollinsr (634) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 19, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma sweet pungent pine citrus with sappy character. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with more citrus and a mild rubber mouthfeel.
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jinroh (1378) - ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried fresh one and 1 year old one side by side. Older beer poured bit hazy golden while fresh one was nicely transparent, golden yellow. Honey, sweet jam and still some hops, quite amazing that this old one was still great. Fresh one displayed more fresh hops, sweetness more subdued, herbal character out. Older one was smooth, sweet and creamy, still super awesome. Fresh one was herbal, resiny, clear and just super quaffable. Dangerous for 10%!
sinfull (1576) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfectly balanced DIPA . Pine , honey,tropical and stone fruits in aroma. Strong, hoppy bitterness with distinct malty backbone. Wonderful combination of hops.
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beerplace (1340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting with Alex, Brian and George. Small can (thx, Brian!). Canned on 2017-01-11. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is boozy, slightly dirty, resiny. Taste is the same. Quite good.
edgallow (3976) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral, honey and sweet malts. Taste is honey, caramel and huge hoppiness
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa cristalina y una mediana alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco, copiosa y de buena retención, con burbujas compactas.
AROMA: bastante dulce, se percibe la malta y la miel, algo del lúpulo de carácter floral y cítrico, con notas a cáscara de toronja bien marcadas, un ligero toque de alcohol se alcanza a percibir.
SABOR: bastante dulce de entrada, notas a pan, miel, floral, resina y algo cítrica como cáscara de toronja, seguido de un dulzor remanente y una ligera presencia del alcohol. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio y algo resinoso, con algunas notas remanentes de la malta y miel.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación untuosa en boca, mediana carbonatación. Queda una pequeña sensación calurosa en garganta pasando cada trago.
croskin (1) - Schaumburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice fruit and grapefruit aroma. Nice sweetness from malt and honey. Not as happy as expected. Very smooth. Finishes clean yet sweet.
Vells (1764) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2017
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! That fruit bomb, but still, so balanced and enjoyable. Feels very fresh, perfect hop combo kick gives nice citrus, pine, bit earthy note, awesome subtle grapefruit, nice floral aspect. Journey of aroma, packed in one helluva nice beer. Decent maltiness in backgorund. Moderate to light sweetness with light bitterness. Love it!
scarletfire65 (1402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home with Caressa, Apollo, and the wife. Bright orange pour. Aroma is floral hops, oranges, stone fruit. Full bodied and boozy. Cloyingly sweet. Tastes of honey, sugar, perfume. Hint of paint thinner. Waaaaay too sweet, not bitter enough, unbalanced. Overrated.