laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2013
Aroma is sweetish with caramel, some biscuits and fruity hops. Also hints of vanilla. Flavour is sweetish with vanilla, caramel, biscuits, fruity hops. Nice, although a bit too sweet. A hybrid of English Pale Ale and Golden Ale – I wonder why this is ’Traditional’?
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 05/2013.
Pours clear copper color with a huge foamy head. Aroma of british hops, fruits, caramel, biscuits and nuts. Flavor of mild malts, biscuits, nutty notes, dry hay, mild lemon notes and some nettle and goose berry hints. Very dry and mildly bitter palate. The hops don’t quite work for me.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hop aroma on the nose which is faintly floral with a hint of a belgium yeast. Nice malty body with a metallic and citrus start which fades quickly to a delicate hop bitterness which remains with the fairly oily mouthfeel. Easy drinking and nicely balanced, if a little lacking character.
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with light carbonation.
Deep caramelly malty aroma with strawy earthy funky notes, with
traces of peas. Dry-sweet earthy caramelly taste with pea notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry earthy peas aftertaste with
strawy smoky caramelly notes. Nice, but a bit bland in the
taste. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Nordstan, Göteborg.)
McNeillR (2235) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crunchy nut cornflake nose, steeped caramel body with a lasting slight white head. Clean hoppy slalom on the palate with a hungry finish. The big difference from the organic larger is a spicey slight nutmeg tickle. A very moreish beer on all counts. (Keg, Nobles, Edinburgh)
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Nobles. Golden amber. Light hops, light malt. It’s triumph is its lack of character.
rosenbergh (10707) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From Malmö, Sweden.
Clear amber colour with small white head.
Caramel malt sweetness, floral and fruity hops, rosebuds and mild bitterness in aroma. Bitterish floral hops and malt in flavour. OK Pale Ale. Aftertaste is more malty than hoppy even though there’s hoppiness in flavour. And it’s organic. Good.
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
27th January 2012
Bottle shared by the Kernel crew. Cheers guys! Clear amber beer, little white head. Light palate, a little dry and a little crisp. Lots of toffee caramel malt, ok balance of mild marmalade orange hops. Dry lagerish finish. Okay.
stouby (4459) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Clear dark amber with an off-white ehad, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel) anh hoppy (flowery). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Nice.
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Black Isle Brewery
Golden orange....clear...minimal white bubbly head
Aroma of hay... dry grassy hops....some spicy hops....golden malts
Taste of sweetish golden malts...grassy hay hops....some nutty tasting hops.....bit of light citrus hops underneath...lots of flavour here
Palate - Medium carb....texture a bit oily. Finish as main flavour with a lingering nutty-like grassy hop hay bitterness.
Overall - I think this beer is more hoppy than when I tried it a couple of years ago where there was more orangey sweet malts (as I remember). Should have tried it on keg when I was at the York Tap - I reckon it will be better.