BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 33cl bottle, best before 23 Apr 2012, drank as our third beer during one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ with the wife (Aug 2010).
Poured into a ’Hoegaarden Grand Cru’ stemmed tulip glass, leaving as much sediment as I could in the bottle.
The beer appeared as a hazy dull orange coloured brew, the head pure white and unwilling to stay around too long.
The aroma was a weak citrus mix with some yeast esters trying to get through.
The taste was almost sharp and tart, but not quiet that sour: lemon and grapefruit maybe, but not cheek suckingly rancid.
I’ll go for semi-sour, however when I added the grist from the bottle into the last remnants of my glass the beer tasted sweeter and certainly more fuller than without the said sediment.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From back log
Head: white, bubbly, medium
Colour: light yellowy
Smell: mostly malts , sweet and grainy
Taste: start is malts, bit of yeasty bitter, bit of sweet, end is sticky
no2Pencil (58) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Golden color with sediments in it and a nice, large, white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. A bit fruity. Taste is a bit sweet. Citrus, a bit spices, grain. Ends sweetly and fruity.
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is fruit, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, fruit, malt, yeast, hop, alcohol. OK beer.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours hazy gold with thin white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy bread and biscuit malt, light fruit, heavy banana, and light straw. Flavor is malt dominate, minimal hops, and average esters; slightly dry, banana finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is apple and pear, straw and biscuit malt with sugar notes. Flavor is sugar and malt with apple and pear esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Craft. Poured fairly pale gold with minimal white head and lively carbonation. Nose was yeasty pale malt, hops, spicy florals. Tasted hoppy and citric, with floral spiciness at mid-palate.
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colored pour. Big white egg-foam head. Plenty of big bubbly lacing left behind as it quickly dies down. Yeasty aroma mixed with malt and bananas. Same in the taste but more pronounced banana. Sweet, almost too sweet. Not bad.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at blue monk, medium golden pour, light lacing. floral notes in the aroma, light windex notes. sweet flavor upfront, strange chemical like thing going on. not so great
Bontus (586) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, gift. Pours clear (dark) yellow, with a fluffy dense egg white head. Enhanced by the abundance of ferrous atoms. So... rusty aroma. Nose is rich in fusels, alcohol and cereal. Palate is propelled by a higher than normal carbonation, and further quite astringent. Taste is mostly sweet, finish is more bitter. Overall rather poor for a commercial widespread brew.