ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, - DEC 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big, frothy, lasting off-white crown atop a finely beaded, orange tinged copper body that has just a little haze to it. Nice zesty, floral notes on the nose with hints of fresh baked white bread, caramel and sticky marmalade. Frothy, foamy mouthfeel. Relatively light bodied and subdued for flavour. Bitter orange and floral hop notes in back. Short, floral and mildly plasticy swallow that has just a hint more orange and pine wood. Very subtle toasted malt front. The fermentation gives it a typified Black Sheep nuance that I can’t quite pin point. Becomes more and more citrussy as it goes, with a quenching dryness to the finish. Not bad, just didn’t excite me the way good bitters do!. (50cL, BB 28/02/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s.
Pours orange-amber with a 2 finger head that quickly goes away. Aroma of caramel, biscuit and light citrus. Taste of initial Caramel, then biscuit, some fruitiness, a touch of sweetness, vanilla and honey, then we get orange peel and lemon zest. Good!
alethol (108) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Good body. Surprisingly good, full and complex for a 4.7% beer. Would definately buy this again.
eastkenttom (58) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Pretty flipping nice. Caramel notes, a touch of honey too. Yum! A little grapefruit on the nose. A sticky dry aftertaste but not unpleasant. Nice deep golden colour. Will buy again.
dchad56 (38) - - JAN 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with thin white head, sharp on tongue, fruity citrus. Better when initial fizz has died down.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/20/2011. From bottle. Amber color, white head. Fruity aromas with hints of hops. Malty flavors with hop bitterness. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.
Mr_Pink_152 (1341) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral, honey, citrus and hops. Taste is honey, hops, citrus, bitterness and quite sweet.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour with excellent head. Very malty up front with fruit flavours, mainly passionfruit. Medium body and carbonation.
Rob_D_UK (1114) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, bronze colour with a slim white head. Malty aroma with some citrus and hops. Similar for the taste with a long dry bitter finish.
christhoel (265) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
floral, golden, amber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, slightly bitter, . similar to the black sheep but better in my opinion a very very good beer
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Variation on Black Sheep Ale with a thick, cream white, equal head and orange blonde colour bordering on amber, clear. Aroma reveals soapy and grassy hoppiness, vanilla, green apple, some orange, a hint of smoked meat and fried egg. Taste fresh and citrussy, peach and orange peel, drying with a relatively strong carbonation due to the bottle conditioning, sweetish pale malts, caramelly middle, smooth but somewhat thin mouthfeel, finishing in a dry grassy and somewhat peppery, yet mild hop bitterness. Refreshing ale.