ansalon (4223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Pours a dark hazy peach with a medium white head. Aromas of caramel, peach, funk, figs, raisins, honey and some roasted notes. Taste is caramel, peach, raisins, figs and some roasted barrel malty notes. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation. Very good! Ktwse (5669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Pours hazy copper with low white head. Aroma of resin and caramel, light peach and mango, funk and basement. Taste is mellow fruity bitter with light barrel notes, sweetish finish. Body is medium rich and smooth with soft carbonation. Alengrin (5885) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
Imperial IPA hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial and distinguishing itself from its predecessor (Overall IIPA) by the fact that it’s refermented with Brett - hence the name, a clear reference to Orval. Yellowish white, sticky, stable head, beautifully warm orange blonde colour, light hazy. Very assertive and powerful aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, lime, jute, leather, triple sec, pepper, amaretto, mango, ginger, cloves, wodka and pineapple. Very complex taste from the first sip, exotic fruit sweetness, lively spiciness, soft and smooth mouthfeel, mellow caramelly malts, all drenched in a tongue-stripping, herbal, peppery and citrussy hop bitterness, stretching very long into the finish along with Brett fruitiness and subtle funkiness as well as dry, warming alcohol, but not in an astringent way. This is an absolute masterpiece from Mikkeller - once again. simont1 (622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Lots of simcoe. Some aroma similar to ovral, soapy, very stingy resiny aroma. Taste is grassy with citrus and orange. Quite balanced, not sour whatsoever. Refreshing, low bitterness with a decent pilsner malt background. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a hazy rust orange with light white head, light sediment, and light carbonation. Aroma is a nice mix of citrus hops, fruity malts, and caramel. A very unique taste I’ve never had before... A instant hop bomb that changes to an interesting fruity-yeast and caramel taste. A little tart. A light bitter aftertaste.
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2014
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- copper-orange beer with a long lasting beige foam; malty with notes of marzipan, star fruits and quince; full-bodied, some sweetness quickly followed by a robust bitterness; long aftertaste of hop fruits marmalade; quite dry and with a strong apparent alcohol
33cl bottle pours with a murky copper body that has gold hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up citrus hard candy, pink grapefruit, berry like fruitiness, spicy wood and then a pleasing earthy black tea note. In the background are green leaf, lime and sort of funk notes. The taste starts with berry and tangelo and then quickly sweet pink grapefruit joints in. To midway it gets sweeter with slippery malts and then heading toward some pine hop bitterness and mild earthy black tea. Cool brew with balance and all of flavors meld nicely. Damn! I love To Øl. DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours an orange-golden color with a white head. Very malty nose. Nearly no hop character on the nose. Heavy mouthfeel. Flavor approximates the nose. Some coal stove hop character does emerge. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2014
bottle, from pivni rozmantost. clear amber with a big but short-lived head; plenty of acidity in the aroma with suggestions of pickled garlic; flavours of dried apricots, molasses, old parchment and some lemon zest. pretty full-on and enjoyable allmyvinyl (11182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2014
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Aromas are funky and sour, grapefruit and pine. Taste is sour and bitter. Dry finish. Exactly like an Orval/US IPA cross. Lovely.