olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s, Tampere.
Pours clear golden color with small foamy head. Aroma of grass, english hops and mild caramel malts. Flavour of dry hay, mild fruits and malts.
BeerBaboon (1564) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Olut on kullan värinen ja muodostaa hieman valkoista vaahtoa. Näyttää lasissa kirkkaalta ja kauniisti poreilevalta. Tuoksu on sitruksisen hedelmäinen. Maultaan sitruksinen, katkera, keksinen ja maltainen. Keskihiilihappoinen. Ei niitä parhaita bittereitä, mutta ei ihan huonoinkaan.
FatPhil (9359) - 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 that’s hard to describe. A bit "processed". Typical english bottled bitter appearance, but as it’s 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 it’s trying to be citrussy, but the hops are too old for that, or it’s 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 (12548) - 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 (3806) - 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, Sainsbury’s. Fizzy, decently hopped, very slight hint of grapefruit.
gam (3246) - 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 (4802) - 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 (984) - 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.