BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 09, drank May 08.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass it was a clear, bright pale golden colour with a good white head that stayed for the whole drink.
The aroma was of hops (the label claimed it was thrice hopped), floral with a citrus fruits tang.
The taste was fairly hoppy, not by US standards, but heavy for the UK. Dry and a little bitter overal.
The dryness gave way to a metallic feel in the mouth and aftertaste, this didn’t help the tasting at all.
Bit to harsh for me, the and hops and bitterness didn’t seem to blend together enough and the aforementioned metallic aftertaste seemed to highlight that fact. I can understand a hop fan going for it, but not me again.
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 4.4%. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, medium bitter, little caramel, little sweet, cereal and a little grainy.
Kavu (2438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is pretty mild, fruity malts. Flavor has almost no malts, just fruits and hops. A tad watery, but good.
NathanMcC (8) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden colour, hoppy cereal scent with fruity undertones. Crisp clean taste fruity with bitter spice hint.
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
standard supermarket fare. dazzles in the label writing and then disappoints in the drinking!
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, golden orange beer with a weak white head. Light hoppy nose, come fruitiness, with a little hint of caramel malt. Dry mouthfeel. Initially bitter taste, with the hops creating a slightly citrusy fruit flavour, then a smoother, caramel malty flavour comes through that gives the beer a well rounded finish.
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours golden with a medium head. Aroma british hops, caramel, butter. Low palate. Average english bitter.
olio (6522) - 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 (1615) - 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 (9616) - 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.