DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear golden with a white head. Skunky aroma with some grassy and earthy hints, some bready malt and diacetyl hints. Really weird buttery flavor with a disgusting cheap popcorn aftertaste that continues after you swallow the beer. I can’t leave the beer in my mouth long enough to rate the palate properly. Really undrinkable. YUCK!
dogbomb (753) - ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a yellow clear gold with a steady yellowy-white head. Smells of sugar-sprinkled grapefruit. In the mouth, zesty and fruits with a little floral taste. Some pleasant sweet, almost caramelic, malts in there too. Finish has a little vanilla and a strong hoppy bitter finish which hangs around quite strongly. Good effort.
MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml Bottle. The was brewed firstly as a seasonal bottle but its success has meant that its avaiable all year round - usually from your local tesco. Dont let that put you off tho -this is my 1st choice session bottled beer. Theres nothing stand out brilliant about it - it just has a bautifully clean moderate taste. Somehow it just hits all the right buttons with me for a beer to drink all night. Its aroma is hoppy, zesty critusy (grapefruit) with a hint or two of flowers and mild toffee. Appearance is a golden nectar with a medium off white lasting (but not creamy) head, Taste, you get hit with a creamy malt as it enters the mouth and this passes throu a slightly biscuity phase to grapefruit and then to hops and back to malt bfore exitting through a slight bitterness. Sublime... and after typing that review I want one and I want it now!!
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle from Tesco) gold with white head and nice lace. Aroma of herbal hops and light malt. Flavor is likewise.
Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of caramel and floral hops. Flavor is light caramel malt, refreshing fruity and mild bitterness. Medium body and mild aftertaste. OK, refreshing thirst-quencher but easy forgotten.
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bittter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Fruity notes. melon?
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber, clear; floral hop aroma characteristic of Badger beers; well-carbonated, perhaps too fizzy; spice on the tongue, hops to the fore as expected; slight metallic tinge which spoils it; more floral hops and a touch of grapefruit in the bitter finish; no more than ok.
lusikka (4997) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Rated on 26.5.2012.
Pours a clear golden colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of crispy citrusy fruits, floral notes and toffee. Flavour of sweet malts, citrusy hops, orange peel, grass and nutty biscuit. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a bitter, citrusy and refreshing finish. Good.
Beerhammaren (765) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear pale golden with a low head. Aroma is fruits and malts. Some hops. Weak flavor is hops and fruits. Easy to drink
BlackHaddock (2902) - 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.