Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: mid haze on lighter brown base , mid plus white fine top.
Nose: Slightly nutty , creamy with aroma of brown malts.6+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , grainy , texture of unfiltered ale. Bit alcoholic at edges. Light brown malt feel at finish. Fine.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark golden pale ale with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, strawberries and light german hops. In mouth, a grassy biscuitty malt, with herbal hops, very nice and quaffable, some peppery notes in finale. Mondiale 2009, June 5 2009.
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by JK. Pours a cloudy red-orange body with light brown head. Flavor and aroma of caramel malts and citrus along with grapefruit and pine hops. Dry, bitter hop finish.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mondiale 2009. Very good bitterness from this pale, Light body. As good as a good American pale with orange and malt, with above average IBU.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2009.
Aroma has plenty of orange hops, lots of good malt too, cloudy orange/brown, small custard head. Taste of orange and malt combine to give a nice overall finish. Light bodied, fine bitterness. Quite good.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy. Light brown color and tall head. Light hop aroma. Hop flavor, and moderate malt, but too many different kinds of hops.
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore ambra opaco. Schiuma cremosa. Delicato aroma di luppolo,frutti ed erba. In bocca forte sapore di caramella mou,di buona qualità.Il finale è molto lungo.Buona.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy, herbal hop resins provide satisfying aroma, flavor and bitterness for this mildly malted and quenching American-style Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The finishing hop bitterness is also quite earthy.
-Effervescence is comfortable, yet seems to take more room in the mouthfeel than the body of the beer itself.
-Malts could offer more flavor for this beer to stand out.
-I’ve really liked everything I’ve had from Ducato so far!
From the bottle at the Mondial de la Bière.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 500ml bottle during Akevitt’s Scandinavian Beer Night and shared by JK. Pours a semi-clear dark copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of multi-grain malt, a hint of wheat, some flowery hops, citrus zest and a touch of pine. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, citrus and floral hops, some mild pine and farm hay. Finish is slightly metallic with a mild floral hop aftertaste.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Il Birratrovo, a great beer shop in Como. Hazy amber with a beautiful off white head. Fantastic hop profile. Subtle and deeply pleasant. Excellent. I reveled in every sip.