TEJA (1524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden.
Semilasting light brown head. Clear dark amber color, that hits the right spot for an amber ale. Huge hop intensive piny aroma that will wake you up eaven at 5 a.m.
Hoppy taste that then gives you a little caramell and bitterness. Dry and well fermented.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
huge hoppiness on the nose, mostly pine and fruit. sips great. one of the beers that gets brewdog the recognition they deserve. great amber ale
northropfrye (2450) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mr. and Mrs. Bund, Shanghai. Hoppy aroma, sweet almost Belgian malt. Dark amber colour with nice white head. Very flavourful. Great beer.
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft and light with moderate bitterness, with a decent hop aroma. Color is somewhat dark brown with some hints of red. Very typical brew dog beer.
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate brown color. Huge pine aroma. Perfume and a set of flavors like something that would be uncharitable to mention. Funny finish--rough edge, vegetal. Aroma beats flavor. (tap at Barrels Ale House, Berwick)
highlandlad (1433) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best amber ales I’ve come across, mainly because it doesn’t taste or smell much like a dull old amber at all. Doubt it would pass muster with the style gurus in competition, but who cares? A bronze beer with a thin head. Atypical aroma of toffee apples, passionfruit, cola and lemon candies. Light body. Odd blend of what seem traditional amber ale malts and hops more suited to a pale ale. Tart and refreshing with some gooseberry in the finish. A pleasant surprise. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 16/1/12)
knickskicks (828) - - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Lots of hops in the aroma. Love the dry hops. Nice balance of citrus fruits and caramel from the malt. Thinner than I thought it would be. I like red ales much better on cask so if I get the chance to try it on cask my rating will likely go up.
Marduk (3529) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small off-white head, stays. Good lacing. Citric hops, some sweetness. Dry mild bitter hops in taste. Somewhat watery.
bth (17) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Smell like an amber should. Not too strong taste. Mild taste. Looks good. Easy to drink.
Vir4030 (554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly malted aroma on a reddish brown body with a thinnish head. Stronger flavor but not too roasted.