FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Slightly dull sweet caramelly malts, a little bit of english hopping, but has that weird Hall&Woodhouse fingerprint thatís hard to describe. A bit "processed". Typical english bottled bitter appearance, but as itís a clear glass bottle I think it looks unprofessionally delivered to my glass. MIght explain some of the aroma too. Taste is an indistinct bitter and caramelly malt combo, a touch sharp as if itís trying to be citrussy, but the hops are too old for that, or itís lightstruck. Some mushroominess later too. A fairly full body, quite smooth, and with nice carbonation. The bitterness is quite sticky, and leaves a little tingle briefly, as well as some spicy nettles. Not a fan of new badger, but this is a fairly pleasant beer, in particular for a dead bottled beer.
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml (K-Kamppi, BB 12/2012, alc. 4.4 %)
Clear bottle, blah ...
Clear amber-golden color, small steady white head, lace. Citrus-fruity aroma. Light to medium bodied. Citrusy, almost grapefruity crispyness, then typical English nutty-caramel notes. Finish is just too empty, with higher gravity would have more power.
roaaaaar (2) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bags of floral aroma, citrusy tones and lots of hops. Lacking some bitterness. Overall refreshing but not weak on taste.
dEnk (3791) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is english hops, quite flowery.
Flavour is a medium strong bitterness with a fresh hop flavour, again mostly flowers. Some biscuit/bread in the finish. Allright.
Markc (1) - - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle, Sainsburyís. Fizzy, decently hopped, very slight hint of grapefruit.
gam (3222) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rocky head the carbonation medium very light amber pour with aromas fruit grassy metallic grain the flavours metallic soapy certainly not spicy medium strong bitter lemon like taste finish sweetness is pleasant just a few rough edges good medium to strong bitter aftertaste along with that sweetness pull together to make it okay
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5L bottle from Tesco, Kennington, London. A bright golden body, with a cap of white foam on top. A whiff of metal up front, set off by a smell of grassy and light floral hops, and sweet-scented bakery. Body is light to medium full. Taste is quite sweet, with peppery caramel and malt drops. Spicy/earthy bittering hops. Slick texture. Modest bitterness in the finish.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.5% golden colour with a good head, fruity aroma, dry fruity taste, quite nice.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale brown/amber colour - identical in appearance to the fursty ferret and golden champion I have in clear bottles alongside this. As expected, floral hop aromas dominate - grapefruit, tonic water, marigolds. Shallow, creamy, bitter head. Slight sweetness in the taste honey like but the bitter hop flavours give this an edge that a pale bitter like this with a modest alcohol content needs. Overall i really like this. Now to enjoy the rest with this curry...
slash_1_uk (22) - annesley, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Bottle pours golden amber with diminishing white head slight malt on the nose, light taste with hops coming through and slight lingering iron afftertaste