ansjelaah (447) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, bij het inschenken valt de grote vaste schuimkraag meteen op. Bruine kleur. Ruikt fris, hoppig en zoet. Smaakt vol, hoppig, zoet.
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, shared with the gf. No matter how slow you pour it, a huge, dense, lasting white head will form. The head doesnít shrink.. Im getting thirsty. The beer itself is hazy amber coloured. Smells some orange peel, hops, slightly sweet, slightly grapefruit, malts. Tastes mandarin, slightly chocolate, some hops, malts and even a bit roasty. Quite a special combination of flavours. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Pyobon (728) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Lovely looking beer: clear ruby tinted brown with big beige head. Subtle but very nice aroma of fruit (stone fruit). Medium bodied and quite well carbonated giving very good mouthfeel. Well balanced flavour starting with nice combination of rich toffee caramel maltiness and fruity tang transitions to an assertive but very nice hoppy bitterness which persists for a long finish. An impressive beer.
RichTheVillan (845) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light brown with a red tinge, pine hop aroma, toffee taste with a small amount of hop reminds me of a poor version of Hop Rod.
vinhol (25) - - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle deep red in colour nice hoppy aroma very hoppy flavour low carbanation very smooth top drop
ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy burnished copper colour, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well, and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma blends potent resin hops with some fruity berry notes and some nutty, roasty malt notes. Strong pine resin up front softens into a delightful slightly sweet berry flavour. This is followed by a firm backbone of dark nutty malt, with some toast notes. The finish mixes pine hops with mild berry fruit. This is a very lovely beer. It is complex and interesting, with a nice mix of flavours, yet still very drinkable. Iím really enjoying 8 Wiredís beers, and this is the best of those I have sampled.
tiong (2243) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Batch 73, BBE Mar/14 -
Pours dark reddish brown color with a large foamy head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, hints of lemon and grassy hops. Taste is quite malty and heavy on caramel and toffee notes. Hints of hops and ripe fruits. Finish is hoppy and bitter with some ripe fruitness and malty caramel notes. Okay, quite malty and caramely amber ale. Feels like this is missing something (probably not a very fresh bottle?).
Ferris (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet fruit and floral hops. Cloudy amber with a nice rich head. Very mild bitterness and a fruity sweetness. Cherries and hops, very unusual but it works. I would not mind drinking this again.
Gurthnar (606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
Orange and grapefruit right out of the bottle. Massive orangeish head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus fruits, earthy/grassy notes, hops all the way, fresh and tempting. Orange peel appears later. Colour is hazy deep amber-brown. The taste is initially caramel malty. Citrus fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits. The hops profile is very balanced, this beer is TASTY. Smooth and not at all agressive. Foamy. Finish is long, hoppy, dry. Extremely drinkable.
NBird (141) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker amber ruby colour, pours with nice creamy medium head. Smells like hops, caramel and malt. Tastes of bold hops and malt and caramel. One of my favourites...been back 10 or so times.