gunnar (5159) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is light sour fruity. Taste is syrupy sweet with a good hoppy addition. Full bodied.
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man, you know the beer revolution is gathering pace when the French swap tradition for innovation. This is a cross between a biere de garde and an IPA, according to the description, which doesn’t necessarily guide the reader too far. Looks pretty good: lager gold with a thick, lacing head. Ripe aroma of hard lemon candies, Parma Violets and wheatsheaf. Light, lemon flavour with a nice underlying biere de garde yeastiness and some clove and sour fruits in the finish. Uncomplicated, quenching, well made and really quite lovely. More biere de garde than IPA, in my opinion. Very more-ish for the strength. (33cl bottle from Steve’s Cool Booze, Kingsford. BB30/6/14)
liinis (1552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent aroma and delicious addictive flavour. Citrusy, perfectly bitter. beautiful colour.
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Voldby Křbmandsgĺrd. ABV is 6.5%. Golden colour, decent white head. Pleasant aroma of bičre de garde yeast and citrussy and herbal hops. Refreshing and fairly sophisticated and crisp bičre de garde flavour, with well balanced herbal hops throughout. Enjoyable.
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Golden with asmall white head. Spicy yeasty nose with notees of cardamum and lime. Most inviting.. Heavy spicy sweet with a balanced bitterness. Medium to full bodied.
jamesie1857 (1351) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - A light golden body, frothy white head that laces nicely. a bit of a yeasty nose, banana, clove, dough. The taste has a bit of bite, the clove-i-ness hits the back of the mouth on the way down and leaves a lasting finish, yet stays refreshing. A good one, but not that unique.
dunnno (9) - FRANCE - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic blonde beer, with a light citrus aftertaste, medium sweetness, light body,
Jimmyseats (3) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much more a ’Bier de garde’ than a ’IPA’ . Thin head with light carbonation, light pale body. Little hop aroma or bitterness, distinct belgian yeast flavours. Nice enough nowhere close to an IPA though. Still a hundred times closer than Greene king!
foxo82 (680) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Standard looking blonde beer. Citrus bitterness like a Belgian pale. Decent lager
bth122 (1228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Torpedo bottle with brother in nc. One finger head. Slightly hazy light orange color. Aroma of lemon and orange notes with grains. Some light hop notes. Above average carbonation. Slight tart note. Not bad.