reebtogi (3388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC pours a golden color with a white head that settles to leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by yeast with some grains, grass and light fruits. Taste is grassy bitterness with a fruity and light malty sweetness and a yeasty dry finish. A typical beer for the style.
rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. L714. Bottled 13/11/12. BB 31/05/14. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a red hue and small white head.
The aroma is deliciously yeasty, floral and citrusy hoppy, caramel sweet and mildly spicy. The flavour is perfumy and floral hops, yeast, some spices and some sweetish malt. The aroma is was very promising but the flavour wasn’t delivering the greatness. Unfortunately.
hopscotch (8247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Mostly clear golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is spicy, grainy and fruity – pear. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity and spicy. Finishes medium-sweet with lingering spiciness.
gunnar (3735) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is light sour fruity. Taste is syrupy sweet with a good hoppy addition. Full bodied.
highlandlad (1379) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man, you know the beer revolution is gathering pace when the French swap tradition for innovation. This is a cross between a biere de garde and an IPA, according to the description, which doesn’t necessarily guide the reader too far. Looks pretty good: lager gold with a thick, lacing head. Ripe aroma of hard lemon candies, Parma Violets and wheatsheaf. Light, lemon flavour with a nice underlying biere de garde yeastiness and some clove and sour fruits in the finish. Uncomplicated, quenching, well made and really quite lovely. More biere de garde than IPA, in my opinion. Very more-ish for the strength. (33cl bottle from Steve’s Cool Booze, Kingsford. BB30/6/14)
liinis (1343) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent aroma and delicious addictive flavour. Citrusy, perfectly bitter. beautiful colour.
Sigmund (4280) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Voldby Křbmandsgĺrd. ABV is 6.5%. Golden colour, decent white head. Pleasant aroma of bičre de garde yeast and citrussy and herbal hops. Refreshing and fairly sophisticated and crisp bičre de garde flavour, with well balanced herbal hops throughout. Enjoyable.
abemorsten (1975) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Golden with asmall white head. Spicy yeasty nose with notees of cardamum and lime. Most inviting.. Heavy spicy sweet with a balanced bitterness. Medium to full bodied.
jamesie1857 (854) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - A light golden body, frothy white head that laces nicely. a bit of a yeasty nose, banana, clove, dough. The taste has a bit of bite, the clove-i-ness hits the back of the mouth on the way down and leaves a lasting finish, yet stays refreshing. A good one, but not that unique.
dunnno (5) - FRANCE - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic blonde beer, with a light citrus aftertaste, medium sweetness, light body,