rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - AUG 26, 2015 Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Layers of white foam decorate this murky to the point of seeming milky golden ale. Piney, flowery and orangey hop aromas jump at the nose despite the potential lack of freshness. They evolve in a mineral setting, one in which the malts feel round and relatively filling despite the strong carbonation, but also one in which they ironically feel relatively dry and that’s despite a noticeable crystal malt presence. That last sentence would usually be a positive trait for me, but it all comes with a certain roughness to the bitterness that borders astringency and cuts the malt deployment with a rudeness that is not soft-edged at all. Warming up, alcohool creeps into the aromatic profile significantly and that’s not necessarily desirable in a sub-8% brew. I’m sure it would have been more pleasant if fresher, but it’s still quite a few months before it reaches the expiration date market on the bottle. So all in all, nicely aromatic and with hop varietals I enjoy, but a bit rough on the delivery and as expensive as it is, not something I’m very inclined to revisit.
From old notes. 330ml bottle. Dark amber color with off white to beige head. Hoppy and malty aroma, fruity, pine, bread, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Beerhunter111 (21783) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Trübes dunkel orangegelbes Bier mit schönem Schaum. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, herb. Geschmack exotisch fruchtig, trocken malzig, bitter. zvikar (6264) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Pours Brown to Amber with a beige head, aroma of honey, marmalade, orange, flavor of marmalade, orange with some sweetness, medium bodied Moravius (1373) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Dunkles Braunrot, fast schaumlos. - Enorm intensive Nase: tropische Früchte (Maracuja), süße Pampelmuse, Tabak, Karamelmalz, bitterschwerer Hopfen. - Im Antrunk schwere Zitrusfrucht (Pampelmuse). Volles aber nicht zu süßes Karamelmalz. Schwach rezent wie ein Kellerbier. Mild-sahniges Mundgefühl. Feine fruchtige Säure. Im Abgang wuchtige krautige Bittere, ein Nachklang von süßer Frucht und deutlich präsenter Alkohol, ohne daß es fuselig wirkt. - Enorm aromatisches deutsches IPA, direkt und wuchtig. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Hazy amber pour with a reserved off-white head. Sweet malts, piney hop, citrus and a little spice in the nose and flavour.. Smooth and very drinkable. Finished quite dry and bitter. Could be one of the tastiest german beers I’ve tried.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 10, 2014
Ottima imperial ipa, con una sentore luppolato che sfuma nel fruttato e un elegante fondamento maltato e caramelloso che rilascia una dolcezza capillare e piacevole. Buon amaro finale che chiude il sorso e soddisfa il palato. Es schmeckt sehr gut!! Mariusz (11945) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
Dark amber pour. Aroma is intense, malty and hoppy. Taste is malty start finished by a huge amount of hops. zvsn (2194) - ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Hazy red-brown without any head. Malty, fruity, pine and citric hops aroma. Sweet with caramel, pine, citrus zest, and alcoholic notes, medium hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit syrupy. Garrold (5433) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Thin, lasting, cream coloured head. Handsome. Caramel, ripe red fruit, some diacetyl, but not to any detriment. Taste is ripe, red fruit sweet. Toffee, too. Thick, slightly clarty palate. Bitterness comes right at the end, just when you’d almost given up... Which all points to a mediocre beer, but I really liked it. I think I’m hormonal... DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Dirty amber color with no head. Aroma of stale hops, caramel and some fruitiness. Flavor of sweetish caramelly malt, fruitiness, stale hops and some bitterness. Medium-bodied.