ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl) from systembolaget.Clear deep golden, medium white head. Earty malt aroma with some nuttiness, and floral an slightly citric hops. Light to medium bodied. Semi-dry with a nice bitterness in the finish.
AshtonMcCobb (2317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 I’m told a new recipe! Lovely balance!
Previous rating 7+4+7+4+16=3.8
50cl bottle. Pours an amber colour with steady bubbles and a good head. The nose has pine and some hay. The taste is of pale malt and hay and there is a pine and nettle finish. The palate has medium structure, a creamy texture and a refreshing finish. Overall, this is quite a stunning session ale.
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2013 Cask @ The Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh & bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy golden amber colour with a good head. Resin biscuit malt aroma. Dry biscuit, citrus & tropical fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. decent blonde beer.
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 pale yellow, clear w/ steady bubbles
nice, sweet, floral hop aroma
med/full body and slightly fizzy
has an earthy/dusty taste that dominates
it is very malty but it has an odd (hop i’m assuming) dry and leafy flavour
i’m not a fan
gdubya (3) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
average carbonation, creamy, slick feel, medium body, light sweetness, golden appearance. Nice!
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Dagda Bar. Amber, bright. The aroma is very toasty. Soft body with some caramel and a light honeyish toastiness. Competent beer, but boring.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Dagda, Edinburgh. Thankfully not over-sparkled. Clear amber with stable head. Brisk herbal hops in the subtle aroma. Some toffee. Nutty, sweet palate. The flavors are toffee, bland brown bread, sweet with no discernible hop character. Is boring as hell.
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Aviemore YH. Pours a clearish golden with a white head. Sweet with heavy aromas of citric hops. Also some malt aromas. Tiny hints of metals towards the end. Medium to high carbonation. Medium bodied. Long, quite bitter finish with more hops aromas. Hints of diacetyl in the very late finish?
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from the Morag hostel bar in St. Augustus - Pours hazy yellow with a big, fluffy white head. It has an aroma of mild bready malt and grapefruit accented hops. The flavor is of mild hops, grapefruit, and bread, and is fairly sweet. It’s okay but the body is a little light and it could use more hop character.
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2010
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Another terrible example from this ramshackle brewery. I’d heard they’d made some progress but this was another disaster. Hazy golden colour, gassy head that collapsed immediately and screaming diacetl nose. Flavour dominated by diacetyl obscuring any hop character. Two mouthfulls then down the drain I’m afraid.