Jado (437) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. First off, this bottle was either way over-carbonated or didn’t travel well, frothing out when opened. Eventually it pours a clear red-amber with a fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon zest, noble hops and dark bread. Taste is definitely malt driven, but with an overlay of lemony hops. Fruity finish. Smooth and quite enjoyable.
kerrmatt (22) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off tap and takeaway bottle from Numazu taproom. Deep cloudy amber pours with light brown medium head. Head dissipates fairly quickly. More flavour as it warms a bit from the fridge. Deep caramel Malts with rose water and well balanced bitterness.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 10th California Common rating - Take two. Pours dirty caramel amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of steam, bready malt, malted barley, mixed nuts and mixed dried fruit. Medium body.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Red colour with a white head. Lacing. Fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity, floral, some caramel.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy orange amber color, thick whitebhead with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma od taste of fruit.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows caramel, bready malt and some resinous hops. Nice malt character.
Malty flavours too. Bready malt and sweet syrupy notes. A fair bit of resinous earthy hops too, along with an assertive, well-balanced bitterness.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is malty, caramel, flowers and citrus. Hazy red/amber appearance, off-white head. The flavor is caramel, bready, flowers. The finish is flowers, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Very nice. The crispness of a lager, and the fruity qualities of an ale.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a thick beige head. Malty nose with herbal and floral character and a bit of caramel. Malty flavor with herbs before an earthy finish.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 feb 2013, bottle. orange/amber, hazy, steady bubbles, rocky head. nose is rose petals, toasted coffee beans, bready malt. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. champaigny yeast, some toast notes, light lager hops, faint tin notes. okay.
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, some yeast, hops, & fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, and fruit; Dry finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent actually.