huineman (669) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle I tried was 4% abv. Pours cloudy dark amber-golden, almost brown, with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is bitter citrus, cider, cinnamon, pepper... Quite reminiscent of Orval (wild yeast involved? Brett?) Very dry, quite sour, no bitterness. Long finish. Very interesting.
Erzengel (8512) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
33cl, bottled 27.01.15, best before 08.06.15. Dark brown in the glass. The beer starts very neutral. Malty fresh, slightly dry but absolutely no hops there. And I think it is quite fresh. Nice malty aftertaste, smooth in aroma, fresh but nothing more. Easy to drink, smooth, hints of malt, round.
jan23778 (123) - Sant Antoni De Vilamajor, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely carbonated. So much so that a 33 cl bottle wouldn’t fit in my point glass and should over. Also caused the trub to be churned up from the bottom resulting in a really cloudy beer with floating particles. Aroma is slightly citrus and a little herbal. Mouthfeel totally dominated by the over-carbonation. Pleasant taste, although not bitter enough for the ipa label.
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
04/12 0.33 l bottle from Vinoteca Belostikale, Bilbao. It poured hazy, darker copper body with quite big white head. Caramel aroma touched with light but fine coffee aroma and a bit of citrus hops. Lightly sweet, fine flavor, caramel, biscuit, toffee, generally toasted and slightly herbal from hops. Medium bodied with quite long, caramel and a bit plastic finish. Not a real IPA, maybe APA, but a pleasant beer than wouldn’t suffer from heavier body!
Gutifa (135) - Eisenharz, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bottle from the brauerei, in Urduliz. Amber color with a minimal white head.
Medium body and soft carbonation. Little bit sweet, toasted notes with yesty finish.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pension Ondarra, San Sebastian. Clear amber - white head. Nutty, high nutty malty, light fruity, light hoppy, toasted notes, light light bitterness, some light off flavors, grassy,