omhper (25132) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
Bottled Hazy orange, small head.
The hop aromas are diminished by the wood. Tastes more or less like the reference stuff, just less. Wood aging of double IPAs is always a silly idea.
Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle that I picked up from GBBF 09, consumed 22-08-09 Pours amber with a big white bubbly head. Aroma is tropical fruit but softened compared to the base beer. Enjoyable beer but for me the beer loses something in this barrel ageing, I preferred the base beer. A7 A3 F7 P4 Ov14 3.5 thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle from GBBF 09. Deep golden colour, big offwhite head. Distinctive exotic fruits aroma, especially passion fruit; Nelson Sauvin makes its presence. Passion fruit hops flavours blending with light woody notes and noticeable alcohol. Quite a fascinating experiment. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
[email protected]tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Hazy yellowish orange colour, small white head. Aroma is big time Nelson Sauvin hops. Flavour is fruity, hoppy, yeasty and also some slight wooden notes. Hides alcohol extremely well, and is very drinkable.
Bottle @GBBF 09. Hazy pour, smells strongly of lychees. Much lighter tasting than its ABV would suggest. Bitter aftertaste.
TBone (17542) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
[email protected]fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Murky yellow color, small steady white head. Intensive tropical fruity aroma: kiwi, peach. Tropical fruits - very typical exotic flavor from Nelson Sauvin. Kiwi, peach, apricot. Hides alcohol very well. Nice
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2009-08-30, bottle, courtesy of Alex Liberati, 8-4-7-3-14=36yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2009
Hazy blond color. The aroma is less fruity than the Reference, but sweaty as well; the flavor is mellower and a bit more sour; this all doesn’t combine as well in the final.
2009-05-15, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Hazy blond color (lighter than the other 3 versions). Nice Nelson Sauvin aroma in the beginning, turning into a more herbal hop later. Good fruity malt flavor, evident passion fruit and grapefruit, round mouthfeel. Solid.
Bottle, 37.5cl corked, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a clear, golden body and a dense, diminishing off-white head. This one is my favorite of the four Woodwork Series beers. The hops are more pronounced, the rubber is not as evident, and it’s more balanced. There’s a fine fruityness in the aroma, and just a vague hint of rubber. Some woody notes too. Nice flavor where the malts and hops unite much better than in the other three. Full-bodied, nicely carbonated, and with a slightly stinging bitterness. Even though it’s my favorite of the four, it’s still not a beer that impresses me. On the other hand, I would very much like to have them all at least once more. (090515) OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 [email protected]Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Øldage 2009. The last of four versions in the experimental beer series. Foggy golden colored. Stable offwhite head. A fruity hop aroma: citrus, tropical and flowers, added by a note of mild spices and wood. A more prononced malt body than in the other versions. Prominent fruity hopbitter flavor as well, on the drier side. Alcohol very well masked. Clean, and refreshing with a bold fruity bitterness and some spice notes in the finish.
Bottle 37,5 cl. Slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Astringent and leathery nose. Medium body, lightly sweet malts. Dry, hoppy and astringent finish. 150509