ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 3/7/13. Bottle says 5%. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark copper color. The head is a dinky looking half finger white shade. It doesnít fade away to nothing in record time, but it certainly doesnít look impressive. A minor amount of lacing is left on the glass. One really has to pour aggressively to give any sort of decent head.
S: Hm. This really smells like a English-style pale ale. Itís heavy on caramel, toffee, brown sugar, marzipan, and a touch of earthy hops. A combination of nuttiness and even chocolate appears after it warms up sufficiently. This is definitely miscategorized - but as a bitter, it works well.
T: By gawd, smakawhat wasnít kidding when he said this was a bit chocolaty. Earthy, piny hops are the first flavors I note; after that, the malts take over. They have a very caramel-esque, vaguely sweet tone to them - and yes, thereís even some notes of chocolate, nuts, apples, and vanilla. What the hell is this? An ESB? Maybe a hoppy brown ale? Or a defanged Arrogant Bastard clone? I donít know at all. Iíll give it some credit - it drinks like itís bigger than 5%. But at the same token...it drinks like itís bigger than 5%.
M: Both the nutty, chocolaty, and hoppy characteristics all conspire to give this a dry finish. Itís a rough kind of dry, though. It suffers from the typical pratfall of many beers with a prevalent crystal malt backbone - itís too coarse near the finish. The aforementioned coarseness doesnít fit the lingering syrupy buildup on the palate, either. I probably would have enjoyed this more if the mouthfeel didnít get in the way of the flavor profile.
O: Not sure how itís called an APA here, this is very much English-style. Decent, just donít expect anything close to SNPA. Do expect to find it wearing Union Jack knickers should you ever decide to pull its pants down, though.
mithe (1462) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(can 0,33l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Strong malty, toasty, caramel, sweet, later light fruity.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color. Minimal, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, malty, caramel, medium bitter, some neutral hops.
Palate: Medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Interesting. Malty ale.
adamnowek (1657) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very, very fruity aroma with a lot of earthy undertones. Taste is lightly malted, massively citric, and dry texture.
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned (thanks MT). Hazy goldeny amber colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and mildly earthy and grassy notes. Flavour is honey, some sweet malts, mild bready notes as well as some floral and fruity notes.
seehaferb23 (186) - - JUN 7, 2016
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The approximate cost of this was $5 at NW Growlers located in Sherwood, Oregon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pivnizub (10028) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BŁchse: Orangey coloured, hazy, big beaten-egg-white-like head; dry citrussy nose with piney traces, even though dry, caramel is detectable, too; dryish bitter flavour with a well hidden sweetness, barely medium bodied, a certain tartness is detectable in the dry - again - bitter and citrussy finish. Not bad, but quite one-dimensionalÖ
beerelk (32) - AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From can; hazy orange color; medium bitterness and I would wish for more fruity aroma. Additionally a bit metallic taste. Eventhough decent drinkable pale ale
andrepintado (2628) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl can. Color is dark orange to brown. Thin head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Flavour is malty, hops, resin.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at a park. Aroma is spicy, grainy, fruity and a bit messy. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly metallic and with quite some carbonation. Messy yeast.
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tugboat. Hazy amber with a small white head. Fairly light with hops, caramel and some hay. The finish was medium bitter.