promontor (132) - HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle from Legenda Sörfőzde Center (batch C1107/87, best before 7 May 2017). Pokerface has been brewed since the very start of Legenda, the first brews were among the best APAs around when Legenda started, later (some people claimed) it became somewhat simplified. Let’s see how it performs today:
Dark orange colour, hazy body. Starts with big whitish head, not very persistent, though. Moderate American hop aromas, fruity, but perhaps more on the resiny, honey side. Taste is bittersweet, sweetness is sometimes fruity (grapefruit, maybe), sometimes biscuit-like, balanced by moderate bitterness. Palate is almost perfect, mild carbonation, silky mouthfeel. A bit watery, but goes well with the composition. Mild, but lasting bitter aftertaste. Very harmonic, well composed, albeit a bit simple, there are more complex APAs around, especially aroma-wise. Yet, a very good "drinking" beer. I usually prefer Diesel (a favourite of mine), but today Pokerface was close.
Marko (5306) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Karlo! On tap at Egylet. Misty amber golden body with a white head. Sourish aroma, just light bubblegum and some sweetish maltiness. Light citric, mild taste, a bit tart. This has started going bad. Neither the first nor the last Hungarian craft that I’ve found in this condition. Thankfully, only 2 out of 8 were like that...
TheCametron (2448) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Élesztő in Budapest. Pours Dark Browny Amber with an off-White head. Aroma is hoppy and vegetal. Unpleasant. Bitter and cluttered with off-flavours. Not for me.
saxo (17591) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Legenda Sörfőzde Pub (Király Utca), Budapest. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, fruits, malt and hops. Nice bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (18800) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Legenda Sörfőzde Pub, Király Utca, Budapest. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and lots of red berries. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Fortunately only the aroma was sour. 110716
MetalMurphy (557) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ legenda sörfőzde pub. brown colour, medikum body with nice foam, fruity and citrus taste, nice a.p.a.
Fules (1005) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Szép nagy, tartós habbal rendelkezik, színe inkább félbarna, mint világos. Illata fűszeres, citrusos, némi gyantás aromával. Erős citrusos aromával indít, mellette fűszeresség, és egy kis gyanta érződik, nem túl markáns keserűvel. Utóíze egy hosszú, de gyenge keserű, némi citrusos utánérzettel. Testes sör.
Demens (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Cloudy golden colour with slowly shrinking white head. Aroma: fresh citrusy, good to smell. Taste: Sweet fruity taste than medium bitterness. Very fresh, a bit watery, but pleasent. Medium carbonation and light/medium body. Pleasent, slightly bitter finish.
midovark (700) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAR 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5 l bottle @ B.A.K. Hütte. Nice grassy-hoppy aroma. Hazy golden-amber color with white head. The taste however is not that good that I expected. Doesn’t strong enough quite watery. Very short finishing.
kerenmk (4576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Szimpla Craft Beer Bar Berlin, 25.12.15. Clear dark gold with a white head. Honey, heavy candy and floral aroma, bitter and a little alcoholic taste. Full body, alcoholic, sweet finish and a thick texture.