ALLOVATE (2469) - 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)
Beergeek23322 (2480) - 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 (1041) - 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 (871) - 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 (195) - 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 (2449) - 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.
AshtonMcCobb (2926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from the Spar.
Appearance - golden amber with a decent head.
Nose - lemon curd and hay.
Taste - lemon and metallic. Enveloped in honey.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish but slightly cloying with the tanginess I would say.
Overall - decent ale.
VRobertovich (27) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, golden orange, medium carbonation. Sweet malt and odd sulphur tang on the nose. A little oily on the palate. Strong peppery hops with a little citrus and light caramel, giving way to grass and thick dough aromas, with a rather metalic end. Drinkable, but nothing special, and rather unbalanced.
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a foamy white head which gradually fades to a ring. Aroma is floral, honey, citrus and hops. Taste is honey, hops, citrus, bitterness and quite sweet. Also a bit watery, which is a shame.
RichTheVillan (3484) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home; clear straw yellow pour with bubbly white head, malt and caramel aroma, taste is quite fruity with lemons, red berries, caramel, pale malts, crisp taste, ok.