thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(37.5cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear yellow with light bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, grapes, vinous. Taste of bitter grapefruit, citrus, cane sugar, medium-light oily body. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy deep golden color with a small off white bubbly head. Notes of lemons, white grapefruit, sugar syrup, and nuts. Medium to long finish. The acasia oak imparts additional notes of fresh air, and cut flowers. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma is very floral, white wine, fruity. Taste is floral, grapefruit and slightly more tannic than the rest. Lively bubbles, creamy carbonation. The best of the four in my opinion. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle from Bierkoning. #4. This one is quite nice. Nice caramel glow with lasting, medium head. Paper nose, not much to it. Quite malty taste that gets more hoppy, and piny towards the finish. Sweet on the way down. Quite nice, really. Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 8, 2010
Corked bottle. A hazy dark golden to pale amber beer with a large, frothy, mostly lasting white head. Nice and quite strong aroma, with a nice hoppiness, and enough malt. There are notes of grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit, wood and caramel. The wood is not overwhelming, and the aromas are well balanced. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, very long finish with medium to high bitterness, well hidden alcohol. Good balance and interesting experiment, however I prefered the reference version
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy golden orangey beer with a light head. The aroma is spiced and the flavour is quite dulled spiced, bitter and yeasty. Overall an average quite bitter and yeasty beer, with dulled vibrancy. leaparsons (10659) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange brown with a small white head. Aromas are woody pine with oranges and grain. Toffee with whisky barrel. Flavours are sweet spiced oranges with lots of whisky notes. Very dry and woody with a bitter finish. Strong alcohol on the finish with a dry aftertaste. Lacks depth but OK. skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2010
Corked Bottle. Aroma has grass and tropical fruits/citrus. Hazy, golden-orange coloured with a lasting, white head. The taste is bitter, bit sweet. It has grass, tropical fruits, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Nice beer. chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
From bottle at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 1, August 2009. Murky amber colour (my sample was from near the end of the bottle). Big, powerful hoppy aroma - tropical fruit and orangey citrus. Very fruity flavour. Slightly sharp with bitter orange flesh and zest up front. Quite powerful mouthfeel. Didn’t note a lot of wood influence personally, although it would have been nice to have tried it right alongside the reference version. A little sweet initially becoming more bitter on the finish. Really tasty and pretty good.
Hansen (8601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
CBF 2009: Yellow. Has a white head, lasting. Very hoppy aroma, herbs and grass. Flavor starts heavy sweet and finish heavy bitter. Dry texture, heavy alcohol. Almost like the reference, perhaps a bit more soft.