yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. An almost clear one, dark golden in color and topped by a small, off-white head. There’s a faint, weak note of something reminiscent of cellar in the aroma, a touch of alcohol too, slightly more caramel maltyness than in the 8 % ABV edition, but it’s mostly citrusy, piney hops. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side I think, with lots of bitterness, and pleasant hoppy yumminess. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated, finishing with a nice sweetness, and even more bitterness. Overall, it’s a bit on the sweet side, but it’s certainly a nice beer anyway. 110916 gunnfryd (14815) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, grapefruit, pine. Flavour is sweet, hop, peaches, pine, grapefruit. bitter finish. Nice beer shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Orange amber with beige thin head. Aroma is cat pee, pine, ultra hoppy bit of spice too and lots of fruit. Real prickle in the mouth. Taste is ultra bitter, and fruity, bit of orange, bit of grapefruit, some intense citrus and plenty of alcohol. Warming yet bitter finish. Quite nice, but the extreme puckering of the mouth it causes makes it hard to pick up the flavour properly. MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
(bottle, 10.0% abv) Cloudy, deep amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Yeasty bready caramel-malty aroma with spicy herbal, slightly piney and subtle fruity hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Solid cara-malty base with notes of cough syrup and a good dash of herbal and piney aroma hops; dry-ish sweet-bitter malty and lasting piney and resiny hoppy finish. 26.XII.11 pivnizub (10565) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle: Amber to deep amber coloured, stable mid-sized off-white head, moderate to solid dry piney-hoppy nose, balancing fruity influences plus a dash of cough-syrup; solid dry bitter - and also - sweet flavour, full bodied; lingering herbal-hoppy and cough-syrupy finish. A goody.....
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2011
Pours an amber colored beer with a nice fine head. It smells fabulous like grassy hop aroma, a lot of citrus and a slight fruitiness. It starts massively bitter and burning spicy, very fruity with lots of citrussy hops. The middle part has a strong herbal note. the finish burns on the tongue, very spicy and herb-like, with plenty of citrus and a distinct hop aroma. The 10% of alcohol are hidden very well.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Name: Before During and After Christmas Beer
Date: May 28, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, pillowy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy pine aroma, crystal sweetness, light peppery spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, sweet pine, touch of citrus, peppery alcohol, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty hoppy biter aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish. Koelschtrinker (20216) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 19, 2011
Scharf grasig-hopfiger Antrunk mit geringen Alkoholspuren. Das Bier ist hier noch geringfügig bitter, der Hopfen steht deutlich im Vordergrund. Rund, der Hopfen brennt ab dem späten Mittelteil etwas in der Nase. Die Hefigkeit kann dabei noch durchdringen, getreidige Noten werden ganz in den Hintergrund gedrängt. Im Abgang karamellige Malzoten. Für Hopfenliebhaber ein Muss! 9/13/11/13/11/13
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
draft at rattle. medium spicy ipa... bread and malt backing. pour is amber, plumish. not sure it’s as aggresive as other evil twins. 10% hidden nicely.