OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear plain gold. Low patchy white top. Dry, light doughy malt aroma. Earthy hop notes with hint of citrus fruits. Dryish, fairly crisp malt body. Medium full, with soft pale malts and a mild fruity and earthy hop bitterness. Goes well down. [Bottle at the "MV Caledonian Isles" ferry, 30.08.13]
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden beer with a thin bubbly head. Smells of grass and lemon. Taste is sweet, tangy citrus and a slightly drier finish. Unspectacular but tasty. Could probably have gone being a bit colder than I had it.
Holmen2 (840) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden. Good off-white head and lacing. Bitter aroma and taste of grape fruit and orange marmelade. Creamy mouthfeel. Refreshing and balanced.
Holmen1 (2378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske delt med importør Ovesen: flott skum med varighet, gylden. Myk karbonering som gir en kremet munnfølelse. Fin, lett citrus (sitron og appelsin) i aroma og smak. Behagelig og ganske mild bitterhet i ettersmaken.
Godfather50 (51) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Left at my wife’s 50th birthday party bŷ Jo Gavigan. This top selling independent ale is intriguing. Described as blonde noone quite knows what ingredients are used - including the brewer! I emailed their sales team to ask and got no reply. It’s rumoured to use wheat? Anyway, little nose and soapy mouthfeel lead to a well balanced refreshing beer of no character. Nevertheless I liked it and was thankful that I hadn’t paid for it.
DroolYeast (214) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in the wild.
Fresh hops with citra, some candy/honey. A little yeast.
Clear golden with great white head. Small head lasting.
Little sour taste, light bitterness, light sweetness.
Finish is a little dry, not much. Soapy texture. Light carbonation.
PeatyPete (379) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour with white head. Aroma floral hops and a bit yeasty. Taste okay but good have some more deepness.
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty with hints of hops. Flavor is like aroma but with notes of corn and cereal. Soft to medium carbonation and light to medium body with a bitter finish.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull and hazy, slightly yeasty aroma, slightly floral, honeyed notes and a somewhat dull pale malt character.
HampshirePhil (140) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle - clear, slight fizz with slight white head which is quick to disappear. Fruity aromas and lovely palate.