bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lagerish malty aroma with small fruitiness, honey and grass. Malty and a bit fruity flavor. Finishes dry and somewhat grassy-bitter.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep golden with a small, firm and white head. Sweetish and fresh aroma of lemon and honey. Pale-malty flavor with moderate, grassy hop bitterness, and sour-sweetish lemony hints. Lingering, dry and bitter-grassy finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. A reasonably fresh and enjoyable summer ale, with maybe a touch of harshness in the hops. A British pale ale ale meets Northern-German pils.
SaintMatty (4677) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Salamander,Bath) - Golden in colour. Honey in the aroma which is also lightly hoppy and fruity. Fairly hoppy and bitter at first, the taste then becomes more fruity with some grapefruit in the finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1881) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Renatos Pizza joint, Bristol ; (was pleasantly surprised to see Orval in their fridge) Poured a golden colour with an off white head that didn’t linger. Aroma was a fragrant mix of citrus and hop, wee bit of grassiness too. Well poised this fella, with malt and hops tangling nicely to make this a drinkable effort. Dry bitter hop finish. Niice.
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden colour, medium-sized white head. Full, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Light, hoppy taste with a more bitter finish. Some sweet malts. Flowery and fruity aromas.
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lovely bottle from nelsons. Gloden and a tantalising white lacy full on creamy head. really like this one. bit musky in smell but gorgeous and well worth it in flavour. beautiful bitter notes and generally a beautiful pint. definitely the best organic so far.
bhensonb (10342) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Market Porter, London. Light floral? hop aroma. Golden color with a white head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Fruity flavor - touch of grapefruit. Really refreshing. Very tasty. Excellent.
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl) at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Hazy deep golden with small bubbly white head. Tropical fruits and strong spicy and floral hoppy notes. Light to medium body, ok carbonation. Massive bitterness, a little bit too much. Very refreshing.
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[cask at North Wiltshire Beer Festival] Dry, a little green and sour, v bitter in aftertaste. Sorry, but this beer was not for me at all.
Skinnyviking (6377) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy yellow to light brown body. Fruity caramel aroma, relatively sweet. Flavour though rather sharp and bitter. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.