Iznogud (3811) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2017
On tap at Vrteška 2016, Belgrade. Pours hazy dark orange, white head. Hoppy, tropical fruit, some pine, ripe fruit, apricot, quite sweet with lasting bitter finish. Full bodied, alcohol well hidden. DIPA meets barley wine. Liked it. mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Semi-hazy orange pour with an off-white head. Notes of grains, brett bitterness and light funk, caramel, light spiciness. Might be an infected keg, but the touch of brett doesn’t go bad together with the bareywine. gopherfan99 (1831) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle; pours hazy orangish with a white head; aroma of citrus, pine, and a hint of yeast; taste is also fruity with some caramel hints; finish is dry and bitter with a hint of pine Alengrin (5382) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
Draught at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Very thick and creamy, egg-white, dense but regular head over a lightly hazy orange blonde beer. Aroma of passion fruit juice, green olive, marmelade, moldy orange peel, rice pudding (maybe autosuggestion), dank marihuana, damp cloth, green chili peppers, lychee. Lively fruity onset, lots of mango, passion fruit, orange and pineapple, sweetness accentuated by residual white sugar, softish carbo, thick and full, smooth, oily mouthfeel. Slick grainy body, bit biscuity, the slickness probably coming from the rice but no other outspoken rice features are apparent; dank, grapefruity, aromatic hop finish, spiciness of green chili somewhere, warming peppery and gin-like alcohol. Rice is often used as a cheap substitute in (especially Asian) standard lagers, but every now and then a craft brewer tries to make a great beer with it and this mission is surely accomplished here, though honestly the rice factor is hidden in the background and this beer’s overall profile is best described as triple IPA-like, though less agressively hoppy. Whatever it is: rich, complex and highly enjoyable brew for sure. R4N5H (1193) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at Chinaski Levapies, Madrid on 3-Dec-2016, and served in a snifter. Hazy orange amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, molasses and fruit. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. Sweet and fruity flavour, with toffee and a sugary sweetness. Big alcohol buzz.
yy0pp (1522) - - NOV 7, 2016
On tap. Clear light orange color with tiny white head. Aroma - Malt, hops, caramel, citrus, dark fruit. Taste - Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, grapefruit, caramel, pine. klm1 (1541) - Bled/SF, - NOV 1, 2016
On tap@: pours copper, slightly clear, with foamy off-white head. Aroma-flavor: toffee, candy sugar, tosted caramel, supported with citrusy -piny hop notes. Finish is slightly sticky, dry, bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is moderate medium. TEJA (3067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
Big and lasting beige head. Clowdy solid yellow color. Huge piny and rubber sulphur aroma. Piny hop taste and a firm bitterness. Nice malty taste with a tuch of caramell that just give a balanced taste and tiny sweetness. lukka19 (925) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2016
Tap at Salon piva. Golden color, thick white head. Aroma - wheat, nut, candies, caramel, floral notes. Taste is malty, caramely, decent hoppy, zesty, citrusy, warming alcohol drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - OCT 20, 2016
10.4%ABV. Rice barleywine.
Tapped out deep gold. 10ºSRM.
Nose is clean, light sweet. Hint of steamed rice cakes. At the end, there is a strong funky tang of molasses.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is sweet and light with toasted malt with taffy, malted milkshakes, honey and dates. Hops are resin and pine sap and a little earthy.
Overall, has a palate and taste profile so similar to 90 min IPA its a little creepy! So yes, for me this time on tap, it came across like an Imperial IPA with a full-bodied grain bill.
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