Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6
Pours a hazed blonde, even though I avoided pouring the quite large amount of yeastflake sediment in the bottle. Small, unstable white head. Scent is very 'green beer'. Especially the hops are presented quite rough and raw. Taste is very bitter forward, intense flavor, but not a lor of other stuff. Absent fermentation profile, very hidden maltyness. Doesn't have a lot of body either. It's decent, but not more than that.
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 6
Pours an unclear blonde. Small white head fades fast. Scent is lemon, doughy, a sharp sting remining of ... Umami ? And thus tomatoes, in a way ( obviously there's no tomatos in this) Anyway, mostly lemon and lemongrass. Taste is sharp, very sharp ! medium acidity (lemonacid) but due to the lack of maltyness / body / complexity, it presents itself rather intense. Fairly dry, medium high carbo. Ginger is recognizable if you search for it, but it's mostly lemon. Hard to call it bad, but even harder to come up with a reason to pcik this, over lemon-flavored sparkling water :/
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 7.5
Pours very cloudy blonde/yelloworange. Medium to mediumsmall, rather unstable white pillowy head. Scent is rich, tropical pineapple, papaya, mango. Mild malty side. Taste is full, tad sweet obivously, but not overpowering. Alcohol shows, perhaps a tiny bit to much in comparancy to the best in style, but that is exactly where this beer belongs - withing the best of style. Creamy body, very attractive hoparoma profile (papaya, tropical, pineapple ) medium bitterness and still fairly drinkable. Perhaps - if you drop the style idea thing - this would be a better beer to me at about 8.5% , but as it is, its far from bad .
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7
Pours very cloudy orange. Medium, very stable, fairly creamy white head. Scent is orangre, tad woody (by the hops) , Medium intensity for the style, lower in general. Taste is juicy, full creamy hoppyness. Fairly woody, resinous, but not overly so. It also has quite a bit of fruity character (orange, citrus) and a more complex sub-aroma ( typical for those NZ style hops) reminding of grapes an other milder fruits. Medium creamy body ( so very creamy for a NA ) medium low bitterness. Very pleasant !
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Pours intensely deep and dark brown with a red glow. No real head. Scent is aged chocolate, whiff of dried cherry. Taste is medium full to full. Bit roasty. Tad sweet, very mild bitter touxh' aged chocolate cherry is mild coconut Hidden.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
Pours a very dark brown. Small, slight tanned, fairly creamy white head. Scent is full, hazelnut, milder roasty side. Taste is bitter, sharp, bit 'plastic'. Roasty + lower alcohol tends to give that. Very bitter finish. Hazelnut is there, but relatively mild.