Theydon_Bois (9060) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, 13/10/14.
Clear golden with a decent off white head.
Nose is juicy hops, bitter citrics, pine, lemon rind, orange, straw.
Taste comprises earthy hops, grapefruit, pine, ornage pith, light caramel, pinch of spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough fayre.
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tidy off white head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Moderate carbonation. Very nice NZ hops! Floral sweetness, tiny bit of skunk. Really nice rounded lime - lemon - tangerine. All flavours in really good balance. Finishes smooth with a little malt cream.
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at hanging bat. Pours hazy amber, taste is light tropical fruit, dry toffee.
Garrold (1461) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Gravity dispense. Sheffield Brewfest. 5th October. Clear, pale amber. White head. Sweet biscuit malt. Peachy hop. Tropical fruit. Taste is soft sweet. Light dry. Light bitter. Medium body. Rising, pithy bitterness that lasts.
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ La Cervrtica. What a delicious name on a beer! This is a cloudy looking one orange straw colored one. A small islandy and lacing white head safely placed on the top. Soft fruity nose. A bit mild perhaps. Hints of apricots, the really ripe kind and tones of grass. Bitter in the taste. Well actually it has a good amount of malt sweetness to back it up. A nice light oily feeling in the mouth and it’s soft on the prickling carbonation. Sweet peachy, some pine hints here actually and a little bit of dry wood towards the finish. Slightly yeasty ripe tail. Not something I would buy again, but one was definitely OK. 12.08.2014
scarab (36) - - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice pale ale. Great aroma of citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and tropical fruit (mango, ananas) with some malty pinch of caramel. Nice, well-balanced taste. High carbonisation. Well done.
ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Dull, muddy amber with very, very fine, well conditioned carbonation. Head is a mess of dirty white, loose foam that holds and spatters thee glass with lace. Could the ’Moo Cow’ in the name be because of the aroma, or am I missing something? This smells distinctly of cow pat; nice and fresh, still warm and damp. It has little inklings of lime zest, lemon grass, pine wood, sawdust and chaff, but it is the cow dung that reigns supreme. There is sharp, sweet and sour fruit on the palate. Vinous, white wine and pear with lime and lemon. Herbal, moderately bitter finish is rough and rugged. Body is just shy of medium-light yet it is weighted in the finish - one is ample. Moderate carbonation gives it enough bounce. Lightly perfumed with a floral note that lingers like rose petals. Toffee and toasted malts balance it out, and there is a touch of honey to it as well. What is with that nose as the palate is clean and streamlined. The aroma is definitely unique. Not unpleasant, just not a showcase of the hops used. Ok drinking. (50cL, BB 31/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
DruncanVeasey (7246) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle: bonus point. Muddy bronze opaque with detritus. Sustained white mousse. Nose of beeswax, pollen, dishcloth, Cheddar, slushy tropical fruit and liquorice. Better that than sounds with a well-stewed, floral, deeply tropical, coconut-hinting and oddly rauch-splashed balance of good stuff; hits of peach, papaya, iced tea and good boozy orange liqueur warmth. Peachy and bilious with the bits in. I’m not selling it but it’s an aromatic and rounded APA with a cask-like fullness and softness of condition.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense flowers, some citrus fruits. Appearance:dark amber, medium white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: hops intensify, flowers, some citrus, soft carbonation. Overall: nice APA, great palate. Pint at BierCab, Barcelona.
SarkyNorthener (2094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arbor Tap Takeover. Cask@barton arms, birmingham. Amber beer with smallhead. Aroma of faint dusty hops. Taste is marmalade, fruity hops and dry hop finish. Decent.