RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with a big frothy off white head, malt and caramel aroma, taste has a citrus bite, mellow bitterness, malt and caramel, quite old but has held up ok. miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle @ Flandes. I guess this one has been on the shelf for a while. Clear orange colour, medium dense beite head. Quite some yeast floaties. Nose is caramel, light hoppy, with a bit of citrus and pine. Flavour is malty, caramel, creamy, light citric. Medium carbonation. Finish is fairly bitter. JohnRMurdoch (4867) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2014
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Muddy reddish amber brown, good head. Complex earthy grain hop aroma. Sour caramel hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not my favourite hop in this series. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes: Pours a nice amber color with white head. Citrus and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean.
kraddel (8111) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 4/12/2014 Aged IPA’s single hop comparing together with and thnx to ( all bottles ) Karin .
Since all these are to old, I will judge more gentle here . They all held up pretty well , for their age , and even though I prefer fresh WAY more , they were not too bad at all , to be honoust !
Pours dark amber / almost brown . fast fading, small white head .
No smell at all . Taste is straight bitter ( most bitterness of the 4 I tasted ) Bit dusty . aftertaste is sweet and bit metallic .
edit 4/15/2016 Drank side by side with the 19 other variants of the serie. I would like to note up front that - since these beer’s are no longer in production, they were not fresh. this rating should thus be viewed with that in mind, and can shed a light on the ’ageing’ differences between the variants. They were probably better fresh...
Pours rather clear, dark amber, small white foam. Smell is bit dusty, mild sweetness. Taste is sharp, bitter, full sweertness. Creamy . OK. Gave this 3.5 at this time , but Original score remains since drinking fresh is more honest. solidfunk (8951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2014
Some citrus. Pretty much the same as the rest of the series. Pours brownish orange. Finishes light bitter. Good barley profile. Bottle from Schneider’s Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 3, 2014
Had it at a beer festival at UCF. On tap but still well crafted although too bitter for being enjoyable. angel77 (3371) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa, de 2d2dspuma. Mayo de 2013. Otro lúpulo de la serie Mikkeller. Cuerpo medio que se bebe muy bien con aromas y sabores algo florales y dulces. No muy amargo Bueno, para repetir.
Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Nose is bread, a little Belgian yeast, soft fruit. Taste is strawberry, peach through bread to a bitter slightly resin finish. Interesting use of challenger.