Lore (1478) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark golden to amber colour, moderate off-white head; aroma of bread, some toffee, minimal fruityness and grassy hops; well ballanced bittersweet taste, though not too complex.
hohops (518) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Amber/orangey, with a white, foamy, cushiony head. Aromas- lots of hops, floral notes, meadowy, bit of yeast, bread. Nice smelling. Taste- quite full flavoured, big bitter hop presence, raisin, little bit of pine, toffee. Easy drinking and very tasty.
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours copper colored with flat head. Smells spicy malty, slight floral hoppy. Starts spicy, with crisp malts, well balanced sweet and bitter. Middle part has nice spicy and floral hops. Fimish is spicy malty, slight bitter. Well done!!
GoufCustom (1072) - HONG KONG - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Aeon in KCP, Kowloon City.
Clear deep amber colour; One finger head and off white foam which lasted for 90 seconds; Very good lacing with active carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with faint red fruit, light molasses, very light toffee and caramel, and hint of lemon grassy hops; Light sweet taste of malt, with underlying low tartness, plus black iced tea, hint of red fruits, fruit soda, light biscuits, very light lemon, light bitter hops and faint grass; Light body, dry and thin palate; Mouth feel is very crisp and thin, straight forward light-tasting ale. Underlying good maltyness, fruity elements are faint, and very low sweet black iced tea with some soda feels dominates the palate; Hoppiness is faint lemony grass in nose and taste. Low and pleasant bitter hops permeates the background for a long, low astringent finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is not that bitter at first, but was geared for simple, low risk, solid all round easy drinking. Subtleness come through and finish is long. A nicely hidden gem!
Beerhunter111 (10507) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
WillemsUrenkel (940) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking clear 0,355 l bottle. A clear amber in the glass, white head. Light herb and dry malt on the nose. Starts with malt und light citrus fruity, nearly like cold black tea with citrus. Later low roast malted and easy to drink. It´s okay.
Beerhammaren (1334) - FINLAND - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5l bottle from prisma Seppälä
Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is malts, herbs,caramel. Flavor is malts, caramel, some hops. A bit watery.
zacgillbanks (3205) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco, Edinburgh. This is a golden-amber beer with a sweet malty and fruity flavour, woody and earthy notes and a creamy vanilla and slight smoky finish.
k92488 (346) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Kobber farger hvit skum, Smak/lukt av frukt, malt. Ellers ikke så mye å si om denne.
MikeKeller (911) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from S-market Kemi. Clear reddish coppery colour with a white creamy head. Caramel malts on the nose with a touch of smoke. Flavour is quite malty with some smoky notes also with refreshing mild hoppiness. Very nice premium bitter indeed!