chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It seems like everywhere you go, people talk highly of this beer. I can see why, but at the same time the hype I had heard for it left me slightly disappointed. The best thing about it is the dirty, dark and golden colour, the aroma doesn’t quite live up to the appearance. It’s mildly tangy, mild but notable yeast presence, it’s pretty much a toned down version of a type of beer that is often complex and challenging. The best thing I can say in praise of this beer is that it seems like it would be an incredibly versatile lunch/dinner beer.
Vighals (435) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Klar brun med tynt hvitt skum. Karamell malt. Søt karamell, medium bitter, medium kullsyre.
Sureshpa (191) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Malt, citrus (oranges), caramel, dough, hey Appearance: Gold, orange, clear white fine bubble head, medium lace, light carbonation Taste: Malts, Orange, slight sour, malty dry light bitter aftertaste
IPAgutten79 (202) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lys gylden, lavt skum. Aroma av gjær og malt. Smaker søtlig gjær. Medium konsistens. Grei nok.
joshwoodward (426) - - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Solid light beer, more like a Pilsner than an ale, full flavor, clean and no fruitiness. Fairly dark color.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled: 1SW; 3rd week of September, 2011
A: Copper with a transient finger of white foam which falls quickly to a broken sheet of the same. spotty lace. excellent clarity.
S: Smells like english malts. Sweet with hints of toffee.
T: Tea flavors with strong malts and subtle, earthy hops. Pretty simple and easy to drink.
M: medium bodied with moderate over low carb and a semi dry finish.
O: I can see why this beer made it big. I can appreciate the approach-ability of the beer. It’s just mediocre to me.
Serving type: bottle
VinegarStroke (124) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear, copper with frothy white head. Caramel, fruit, esters. Clean. Slightly heavy. Banana. Dry, not sour with low to moderate bitterness. Medium flavor intensity and length. Slightly heavier than lagers. Palate is full of banana, esters, dry fruit, malt and dry brown spice.
oliodnb (15) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the most well balanced beer I’ve tried so far. Very drinkable and refreshing while maintaining an interesting complexity in its taste.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this beer. Refreshing, easy to drink. Truly the benchmark of the style.
Shaney (2402) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier, minimal trüb mit guter Schaumbildung. Obergäriger Citrus-Hefe Duft. Süßmalziger Beginn nach Karamell, leicht getreidig und zitronigem Hopfenabgang. Vielleicht etwas dünn, aber gute Balance und Süffigkeit.
keenimeeni (20) - KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed with a roasted lamb shoulder and an exotic salmon salad dish. Quite enjoyable