sebletitje (10547) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
Draft @ Hoppy Loft.
Dorée-orangée, col blanc cassé léger.
Arôme est léger sur un bouquet de bourgeon, effluves restant centrées sur les malts. Pointe mielleuse avec très peu d’influence du gingembre tout comme des aiguilles de pin.
Palais reste assez agréable, houblonné tirant sur l’épicé avec un gingembre modéré. Le côté aiguille de pin reste plus prononcé surtout sur la fin mais le tout reste en retrait d’un profil plus axé sur une levure très belge - et malté. Fini légèrement houblonné, fruité avec un aspect fermenté, pointe caramel et sucre léger.
martjoobolut (5468) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
Batch no. 197118, 330ml bottle. Aroma of pine, citrus, hints of spices, very hoppy like expected. Appearance: clear golden, nice white head. The head stays for a long time, lacing is also good. Taste: strong pine bitterness, fruity sourness, sweetness and some caramel in the background. Alcohol is not noticeable. Medium carbonation. Overall: nice solid IPA. hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
pine and citrus aroma. Light ginger presence complimented by moderate pine, citrusy hops, and a moderately sweet malt backbone. Ginger and pine become more assertive as it warms. Pleasant and worth trying once. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 Appearance: medium golden color with a haze to it, pours with a very large beige head that settles into a nice density, amazing head retention Aroma: very yeasty, bread, milk almost, creamy, grass, pine, citrus, smells very good Taste: strong bitterness with notes of grass and strong pine, a bit of that pine needle taste from when I chewed on them as a kid, a nice malt note to it as well, citrus is there too Palate: soft carbonation, average mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste Overall: pretty awesome beer, has a strong bitterness throughout yet has many pleasant hop flavors as well, the yeast from the aroma does not show itself in the taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chimpgibbon (583) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle from Euston Tap. Clear golden, super hoppy, good funk. Small head. Nice spicing, well balanced bitterness long medium oily end. Decent.
purc (12) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle 0.33. Good head, but disappearing too fast. Nice lacing though.Strong but not very pleasant resin hoppy aroma.Some leathery notes after warming. Heavy sweet notes in flavour well balanced by good bitterness.
Interesting beer, a bit crazy, but they all try to go over the top at Christmas.
Lowenbrau (4858) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2013
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours hazy dark gold with frithy white head. Good head retention, some lacing. Spicy, sweet aromas. Medium body, some oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is fruity, spicy, some dry notes and sweet ones. Wery well balanced and pleasant. al53 (96) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Big fluffy head, that leaves nice rings to glass. Hazy orange colour.
Aroma has malt, pines, grass, sweetness, floral, citrus and yes, ginger.
On taste, there is more sweetness, yeast, grapefruit, pines and hint of ginger.
Medium bodied, with very soft and mild carbonation, creamy.
Dry, grassy and piney finish. Could be little bit more refreshing. VsXsV (4584) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Almost clear deep golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, pine, biscuit, toast, lemon peel and spruce. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, citrus, pine and light caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice. Skinnyviking (9823) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. hazy orange body. Mikld fruity and yet pretty hoppy aroma and flavor. Alcohol well hidden. A bit one sided focus on hops. Low carbonation. Long finish.