MetalNHopHead (2018) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 30, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1500ml Bottle. The pour was a clear copper brown with a huge (3-4 fingers) cream colored fluffy head that had great retention and lasted throughout, reducing finally to a large cap with excellent sticky runny lacing.
The aroma was of a biscuit malt, pine hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel), corriander and a touch of clove.
The taste was a bitter malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus from the beginning, the finish on the other hand became rather hoppy with a slight citrus peel bitterness and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long duration following the swallow, with a bitter hoppy and a spicy sweet taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a step or two past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was an interesting brew for sure. Even though I really did not get much of the Witbier yeast flavor coming through, I did notice the slightly spicy citrusy flavor. But the Red Ale in this hybrid most definitely is the most dominant of the two...
Christmas in July? Well, why the hell not? Enjoying this winter seasonal in the dog days of summer is an odd choice, but then again, this is a very odd beer. As a blend of red and white ales, this orange-red brew gives you banana, clove, white pepper, pineapple, zesty orange, lemon, berry, mango, and pine all at once. Slightly creamy feel and a crisp, bitter finish. It’s exactly as weird as it sounds, but it’s still pretty damned cohesive. It shouldn’t work but it does. That describes a lot of Mikkeller beers, but it rings true yet again. anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle at MC Zurich. Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is fruity, oranges, herbal, Christmas spices. Body is medium, spicy again, quite sweet. Soft wood. Lively carbonation, sticky texture, sweet palate. Quite good. Acaro (259) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2017 Aroma: Strong citric fruits, mango.
Appearance: Dark ambar color with hazy sparkling liquid and white head.
Taste: Heavy bitterness with medium sour notes.
Palate: Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Long strong bitter finish.
Overall: Great beer. Strong aroma and flavour. Well balanced. androman (2481) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
33cl shared bottle at home from De Caigny, Belgium. Nose is fruity. Body is hazy rusty red, head is medium, cream white, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, wheat malty, leaves. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting fruity hoppy medium bittersweet, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Bit heavy, interesting, strong flavor, nice one. andrepintado (3488) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 24, 2017
Bottle from bierhandel. Orange to brown color. Thin persistent beige head. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Aroma and flavour is pine, resin, orange, hops, chili, mango, pineapple, ginger, yeast. Nice!
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Imperial Red IPA? Mocna słodowość, solidne chmielenie, acz głównie na aromat. gunnfryd (14972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2017
KØLF 041116. Red -orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, spices,malt. flavor is hop, spices, orange peel, citrus, yeast. Weird beer. Pinky77 (256) - - MAR 8, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia, dal colore marrone con schiuma di media persistenza. Molto floreale e pungente. Il sapore è molto dolce, agrumato e speziato. Ben equilibrata.
Corpo medio e consistenza oleosa. Molto buona Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 3, 2017
En effet, ça fait assez noël.
Plutôt épicée, nez bien rond, caramélisé et orangé.
Bouche plutôt équilibrée, pas mal d’orange, d’épices. Amertume modérée mais assez présente. lello4ever (1068) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2017
Ambra con ampia Schiuma biancastra. Al naso arancia, frutta esotica, frumento. Ottima Bevuta, corpo rotondo, alcol perfetto. Frumento, spezie, agrumi. Davvero eccellente anche se si allontana dalla semplice wit.