jmohno (1053) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mildly Hazed gold/light gold,some froth with some sugary lace.
Aroma is mineral,light butter/butterscotch,light fruit esters,light sweet bready,very slight bannana/clove pepper spice.
Same taste as aroma,more noticeable spice,with some citrus,mild dryness in finish.Some grassyness.Mild peppery finish/linger. Pretty good.
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer, better than expected. Tastes like a helles. Not outstanding, just a sessionable good, tasty ale. I’d drink it again.
Braudog (5599) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a golden, hazy, straw color, the head is big and rocky, unremitting. The aroma is musty, outdoorsy. This drinks with an almost American fruitiness, citric and acidic, almost grapefruity, but with a bit of European funk. Very nice. (#4990, 4/16/2013)
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright gold with a lasting white head. Smells soapy with mild grass and floral aromas, reminiscent of spring, but with a little skunkiness underneath. Taste is somewhat subdued with some dry hoppiness coming through as citrus and a touch of mint. Not much of the malt flavor stands out in the flavor but it contributes to the body, making it more full than expected. The idea of an English brew done American style is interesting, but the end result seems to dumb down both ends of the equation.
thornecb (4320) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold into an English pint. Bright white head with little retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild citrus aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to grapefruit in the lasting finish.
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed, dark gold, tall, frothy slightly off-white head.
Clean, bright, hop aroma.
Taste is piney hops, citrus.
Smooth with a pleasant, light bittering.
vipinvelp (2083) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with white lacing foam head. Aroma is pretty sweet barley. taste is surprisingly bitter, but still sweet tones present, orange. Long bitter aftertaste. (Moscow 201302)
tgould (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the nord interesting tasting beers. Very hoppy. Can definitely taste the pine of chinook hops in this beer.
gunnar (5160) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of lightstrucked hops, light spicy with weak malts. Taste is moderate sweet malts, nice spicy hops at the end, tickeling mouthfeel, good one.
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: En "East Coast Blonde" iflg etiketten, og det er ingen dum beskrivelse. Lite maltsmak, men desto klarere bitterhet preget av grapefrukt (som også kjennes i aromaen). Fin munnfylde og god ettersmak. Slett ingen dum blondine.