Rangi (589) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant sessionable wee ale. Hoppy, fruity and great bitterness. Great to have a good tasting session able ale.
jamestulloch (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Good lacing. Stunning aroma of pink grapefruit, pine, lightly peppery malt and those little watermelon flavoured sweets I used to devour when I was younger. Flavour of mandarin, lime and a hint of vine tomatoes. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Light fizz. Subtle and delicious.
BrewTom (273) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not backward in being hop forward. You get the classic 8Wired fruity aroma & initial taste (peaches, apricots, lemons) followed by a huge bitter finish. A thirst quenching session ale.
Rated by BrewTom
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split with Kenny in the special surprise room tasting, Amsterdam Inntel pre Borefts livener, 25/09/14.
Clear light golden with a good sized off white covering.
Nose is citric lead hops, straw, lemon rind, earthy notes, duty, light mustiness in the hop profile.
Taste comprises dusty hops, hint if Unicum, citric peel, bitter orange, spice, mineral rinse, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a lick of spritz, semi drying close.
So so for the style, hops seem a bit stale, too fusty and dusty.
Expected more from this brewer.
Palme (3440) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from Bierkoning, enjoyed @ Borefts 2014. A near clear one this, only a soft blur in the golden body. A small kinda bubbly and lacing bright white head is safely placed on the top. Dry hoppy kinda minerallish aroma here. Traces of hay and cat pee, mild citrus and some sour grapes. Not bad really. Nice and average on the carbonation and thin oily in the mouth. Doesn’t taste all that bad this. Dry hay, lots of nice hoppy elements. Yeah, it’s a little mineralish, but it kinda suits it. Easy to drink and quite easy to like. Could have a few of these. 26.09.2014
Idiosynkrasie (3910) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, dark golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy fruity, slightly resinous, hoppy aroma, Notes of grapefruit, lemon, mandarine. Taste is initially bitter hoppy, minimally papery and chalky, a touch of grapefruit and white parts of orange zest, slightly watery; more effectual, juicy finish with lemon notes and hints of pine. Faint middle part, in other respects very nice.
ACD (651) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BD Shoreditch. Orangey pour. Nice grapefruit nose, little bit of orange blossom and light tropical fruit too. Biscuit, light caramel and lots of citrus fruit in the taste, good juiciness, some mango. Light/medium body. In great form, tastes fresh in spite of its mega journey. NZ brewing is in a good place.
waiake (106) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear gold with a brief head, the aroma is all fruity hops, taste is smooth citrus hoppy vaguely malty with a dry bitter hoppy finish, good drop
Smalle (142) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. The aroma is dominated by C-hops, also some resin. Clean citrus in the taste, but no fruit bomb. Dry and bitter finish. Ok
Camons (6077) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Johns. Pours liht golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, rich fruity hops, peach, citrus. Flavor is light malty, hops, fruit, peach, little pine, spource. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. 300914
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 4.4%. Slightly hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus, little grapefruit, little grass, little sweet and medium bitter.