alexsdad06 (11383) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Bottle from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted pale malts, citrus, herbal tea, earthy hops, mild to moderate bitterness, some faded notes, middle of the road in the series.
Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
Cheesy. Mid bitter and sweet. Not much left of the hop smell. Maybe grass and leaves. Raisin toast. Still pleasant, it gets more so as you go on. Overripe oranges. Cooked pasta. Very cloudy, lots of settling sediment. Lasting head. kraddel (9424) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 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 more sweet, orange/apples. Taste is dusty, but also full and a bit sweet. Some metallic aspects underneath. rouhlas (4018) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 23, 2015
339ml bottle at home. Almost clear orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bread, grass, floral notes. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body With soft carbonation. SeniorZozo (1576) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
Amber... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet fruity... Jui y... Zezty lime nose... Soft toffee.. Juicy malts... Lime and tropical tones ok
MarkoNm (3041) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours a dark amber color, slightly hazy and chunky, topped with a tan colred head - lasting. Malty aroma, caramel notes, some biscuity and molasses notes. Tastes opens with some nice sweetness, followed by moderate bitterness. Not bad, among the better ones from the series. SinH4 (6895) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Bitter from the beginning. Smells bitter, but not much more. Sweetness kicks in a bit later on the tongue. More or less a nice lager taste for being that old. slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"mild noble hops present in the aroma and flavor. for being so low ibus it was very nice. a session ipa, smooth, obviously not overly bitter, but still had a presence, and was soft on the palate."
eluosiren (131) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 4, 2014
Found it in local Madrid beer shop. It’s true Mikkeller! The taste is unbelievable! The palate is not that good, but I can leave with it... Hop_Hedonist (681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
Okay so this bottle is 6 months ’out of date’ but... Decent spicy/herbal/raisin aroma waft - good head on it - strong caramel malt forward taste then the spicy/herbal/raisin tettnanger kicks in - good bitterness balances out the initial hit of very sweet malt - so it’s still pretty alive and vibrant enough to enjoy... although tettnanger isn’t high on my list as I prefer more citrus/tropical fruit driven hops and less heavy malt.