Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ll be honest and say I was expecting a ruby red ale with a ferocious assault of juniper that would have had me reeling imagining I have been attacked by a dutchman (lowercase D for deliberate) armed with Jenever. It appeared much lighter than that with a coarse white head. The juniper in the aroma is subtle, smelling more like a cheeky pale ale with grapefruit and apricot aromas. In the flavour again I was wondering where the juniper was and then I sat and thought about some of the better gins I had tasted. In those the juniper was a balancing item for the other botanicals such as lemon peel, coriander, cubeb berries, chamomile, rose petals, licorice and so forth. Here it is again a subtle balancer for more tart citrus and chlorophyll characters lent by the hops. But you add them to a whole and you get a fresh pale ale with a real astringent bitterness that carries the finish long after it would have been due to expire. I think of this beer as an interesting exemplar of a spicy ale that could have used a little more juniper if I’m honest.
From Oct 2005
Poured a nice cloudy gold with a good head dissipates quickly but remains as a fine partial layer.
Smell is malty with citrus notes.
Taste is malt and more of the citrus. For me, it's a nice taste that I've enjoyed many times before and I'll have again without a whim. Good pale ale. k_gadeberg (201) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood
Pours orange, with a nice white top.
It's clearly a pale ale, it's a little watery, but it's a quite nice aftertaste. Small notes of berries, but nothing like an IPA.
Weak scent of hops.
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Not a bad beer. Aroma is heavy juniper, but not much beyond that. Pours yellowish brown and has a dense citrus backbone. Grumbo (3976) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, UK import, source not recorded. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. miniash891989 (137) - - JUL 4, 2017
Drunk at the King and Co Clapham in glass from draft, copper appearance, pleasant nose botanic and fruit. Great summer beer!
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Michael27 (2358) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Sattes Amber mit weißem Schaum. In der Nase relativ zurückhaltend. Nicht schlecht, aber kein Spitzenbier. KeefOz (1915) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2017
Poured a hazy honey-brown with a 5mm light tan sudsy head that diminished slowly to a blotchy cap that laced poorly. Carbonation moderate, slow and coarse. Aroma of slight tartness and possibly honey; not inviting. Taste starts with slight sweetness followed by moderately strong tartness. Light body. Smooth with slight spicy tartness on a short finish. DraftDodger (1707) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2017
Copenhagen 24/5. 2017. 35,5 cl bottle from Skjold Burne. Lumberjack with a mug of beer on the label. Pours hazy golden yellow with white head. No Lacing. Strong aroma of Juniper with weak notes of citrus. Vegetables with herbal bitterness. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by herbal bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter. Reminds me of a more sweet version of some of the New Nordic Beers where they put herbs from half a Plantation into the boilers. Not my favorite Rogue. MBlessing (1581) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Leuchtendes orange schöner schaum, im Geruch schön fruchtig beerig aber auch Quitte und etwas mirabelle, im Geschmack im ersten Moment sehr kräftig fruchtig beerig leicht malzig süsslich leichte Säure im Abgang schön herb DrNosha (2719) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
12oz Flasche. Helle Vernsteinfarbe, hoher heller Schaum. Es duftet wunderbar nach ganz frischem Bier direkt aus dem Sudkessel. Malz, frischer Apfel und Quitte. Wuchtiger Antrunk. Tannenhonig, Säure, Wacholder. Kanntig und trotzdem rund. Ein besonderes Bier.