Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 27th Nov 09. Hazy amber. Fresh North American hop aroma. NA hops on the initial taste too but the palate drops off nearly instantly and doesn’t retain the flavour.
gowdy (681) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. A nice beer with a nice name. Pale golden colour. Delicate flavours.
cgarvieuk (13141) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Bottle at home from GBBF. With my Mate Stephen... and even though i shared my ’My Antonia’ .... he refused to share his wife Antonia... hazy yellow .... short lived big white head ... colapsing to a light foam covering ... soft zezty fruity hop ... lemon and pine nose .... sweet pine hop .... very piney ... much more an ipa than a lager ... juicy ... big and bold ... really tasty and balanced ...
bottle at home ... copper ... sweet juicy fruit hop nose ... zezty fruity pine hop ... soft toffee malts ...
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale golden pour. The nose is quite sweet with lots of sweet malt character. A little bit of honey and herbal malt character as well. Lightly grassy nose behind the sweetish malts. It is very hoppy on the palate with a very assertive bitterness. It’s really kind of a mess. Some nice aromatics but they’re clobbered by being too boozy, too bitter and just too much.
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Redlight. Big pillowy white head, light gold body. Huge hop aroma, very aggressive. Nice clean lager profile with a big hop bitterness. Very good.
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask, by gravity, at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 29 Nov 2009) Hazy copper colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, resin and pine needles. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, resin and pine needles. Rather sweet with intense hop flavours. Full body, chewy mouthfeel. Slightly over the top and hardly very well balanced, but still a very tasty beer with an impressive hop presence. Nice one.
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a big and lasting white head. Rich herbal and spicy hop aroma with a faint citrus note. Intense spicy and pine hoppy flavour with a somehat weak malt background.
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with a large off-white foam. Aromas are caramel with spiced oranges. Yeasty with lemon sherbet. Floral, hoppy and clean. Flavours are sweet oranges with green pine. Very floral with sticky caramel. Some pineapple. Warming peppery alcohol on the finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden body with a small head. Aroma is bitter, pine and grapefruit. Slick mouthfeel, flavor is mostly pine and cat pee hops with some bitter grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish, fresh grass and cat pee.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Bready honey aromas with spicy earthy hops on the nose. Pours golden blonde with a thick white head, bubbles slowly cascading to the surface. Honey malts, bready malts flavors, and spicy bitter hops, a little sweet but otherwise a solid pilsner.