Cunningham (4293) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Very hazy pale golden color with lovely white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Nice citric hoppy and mild tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet, and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Nice balanced citric hoppy, mild tropical fruity and a fine malty back.
Overall impression: What a fresh and nice ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
Idiosynkrasie (3578) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Hazy orangey, dark golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and minimally resinous hop aroma, a grassy touch. Taste is piney hoppy, slightly citrusy, subtle caramel malt sweetness. Good, robust APA.
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the De Molen, second Tuesday tasting, August 2013. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is very hoppy with some malt leading to a medium bitter flavour with some hops, liqourice and malt on the smooth palate. The bitterness lingers nicely into the finish. This is how a pale ale should be brewed.
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Soapy smell. Nice subtle taste. Bit carbonated. Slightly hoppy. Quite balanced. Nice beer.
Vaiz (3259) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting. @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Golden pour. Aroma of sweaty hops, somewhat floral and pine. Flavor is bitter, sweaty hops and somewhat creamy. Smooth and well hopped.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ de molen. Aroma is fruity/piney/floral hops, faint malt. Flavour is dry and quite bitter with sweaty floral hops. Nice but somehow a bit weird which puts me off, but I can’t pinpoint what it is.
deanso (5022) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. Lovely bitterness.
Lowenbrau (1864) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pine, herbal, some sweet aromas. Pours slightly hazy dark gold, with white head, vanishing, poor lacing. Medium body, crispy texture, average carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, fres hop flavours, citrusy, herbal. Dry and green hops aftertaste. Nice one, but resembles more of an IPA.
Niller (536) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brugsen, Amager Torv, cph. Pours amber with an off-white head. Fresh citrus and hoppy aroma. Malty taste with notes of caramel and citrus. Nice bitter and dry finish.
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: grapefruit, citrus, resin, blackcurrants, bready malts.
Ap:slightly hazy amber colour, big white head, lots of lacing.
F: medium bite for the style, grapefruit, pine, resin, bready malts, light maltbase, some light minerals and caramel.
P: medium body very low carbonation, giving the beer a flat feel.
T: undoubtedly a quality brew, but not a favourite from this brewery for me.