chrisv10 (18737) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Unclear amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, peach and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, little peach and quite bitter. TBone (18568) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml from Kihoskh. Hazy orange color, decent steady off-white head. Lots of gooseberry and some pine in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish fruity maltyness, sticky "gooseberry bushes" hoppyness and lingering resiny bitterness. Some alcohol in the finish. Lots of hops but drinkability is still quite good. Same time quite typical To Ol/Mikkeller De Proef-DIPA. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours peach gold with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, resin, peach bread, lime, earthy malt and sugar-covered citrus/sugar-covered pink grapefruit. Medium body. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Tap (Pudel Bar, Tallinn) (5:4:4:3:9=2.5)yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
Massively sticky stodgy aroma. Almondy (german bock-like) grains. Sticky and sweet. Resiny stickiness too. Dirty bitterness in the finish. Too sweet and sticky. Heady, covers the alcohol only by overpowering it. Very disappointing. I pulled a pretty ugly face with every mouthful. Yes, even worse than normal!
Rerate: Tap (Pudel Baar, Tallinn) (5:4:6:3:12=3.0)
Still cloudy, and still has a distinctively plasticky aroma that I associate with heller bocks. Smooth palate, not so sticky. Full malty body, but the hops smother that, fruity, fleshy fruits (that’s in part the malt sweetness). No ugly faces this time. Not my style, but certainly adequate. Useful rerate.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (?, Tallinn) BB201503, Drunk201312 (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Poured much clearer - just a haze. Orangy straw, tight off-white head. Still getting that bocky-malt almond aroma, but not as much as before. Not quite so plasticky. For it’s strength, quite light in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Again, that heller-bock maltiness in the retronasals. Simple malty body follows, but that’s drowned in the hops. Not quite as fruity as before, but this is a month older, maybe the hops are fading? Tingly bitterness, a touch fatty too in the finish. Covers the alcohol more subtly, definitely an improvement. Worth the re-rerate.
On tap at Kick. A small, white to off-white head sits on top of a hazy orange-golden body. The aroma is mostly fruity, tropical fruits, peaches and pineapples, pine cones and grass. Malty sweetness too. Quite bitter flavor with enough sweetness to bring some balance. Full body, soft carbonation. Mostly bitter finish, with lots of fruityness. Pleasant indeed, but not fantastic. 130620
Benzai (16931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Draught at Fermentoren. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts,hops, grapefruit and citrus. Fresh and very nice. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ Christian Firtal Pale Ale Festival, Odense 2013. Pours hazy orange with a creamy head. Mango, mandarin, peach and caramel. Medium and smooth body. Dry finish. Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. It pours hazy golden with a thick white head. The nose is tangerine, orange, tinned fruit, straw, mild sulphur, farmyard and marmalade. The taste is pine, resin, orange, tangerine, sherbet, assertive bitterness, warming alcohol and marmalade with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff! bhensonb (15991) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with apparently earthy hop.Finishes dry, but more earthy than bitter. Unusual flavors. No heat. Borup (15969) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013.
Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, hops and alcohol.