Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Long Dock, Carrigahalt, 05/12/14.
Reddish amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, malt tones, toasted brown sugar.
Taste comprises caramel, red berry fruit, biscuit malt, sweet tones, light hop presence.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough for style, good balance, some hops evident, not one that runs the blandometer into amber!
massingasetta (297) - München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good red ale in the style of craft beers. Eight degrees has hit the nail on the head with this beer. It has hints of caramel and a hoppy taste. A really good beer in the Irish tradition.
Derbeth (370) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Red colour, head does not last long and shows poor lacing. Aroma is malty, but a bit too heavy and too much alcohol in it. Average.
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent reddish brown, medium to small off white head, very little lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, tropical fruit, marmalade. Taste is the same. Extremely well balance, and for a style that is usually overwhelmingly sweet malt that becomes cloying after a very short time, this is a rarity due to being enjoyable bottle after bottle, good session ale.
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Dublin. Deep amber coloured, almost copper, with a thin head. Has a sweet aroma with a nice light caramel texture and taste. Somewhat gritty in the palate, there’s a very light spice evident.
Case (256) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper red with medium off-white head. Pleasant malty aroma with bread and roastyness . Taste is caramel and quite a bit of hop bitterness. Thin body.
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg in Pivni, York. Pours ruby with a frothy cream head. Quite a malty brew, but a bit short of flavour really. Decent and bitter.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours reddish amber with small off white head. Aroma is fruity, red berries, grainy. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter, slightly fruity flavour of red berries, touch of sourness. Aftertaste has bitter notes. Medium carbonation. Crisp beer which is very refreshing and highly drinkable.
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Auchan (Luxembourg). Pours a reddish golden colour with a small off-white lacing. Aroma is malty, hoppy and caramel. Average to soft carbonation and light body. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet with a dry finish. A bit hoppy. Overall, a very drinkable beer although not very consistent.