vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with some tan head. Slightly aged hop aroma and flavor tones, aroma is only hinting there now. Herbal, grassy, and light citrus flavors linger, even if they may have been more vibrant months ago.
onceblind (3574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours out a gorgeous clear amber, but the light tan head was a bit rocky and not too appetizing. Left great lacing though. Aroma was enticing: malty, subtly hoppy, but after a while I smelled some copper. Not sure about that. Taste was somewhat metallic, with a note of pale malt, with a very light grassy hop character. I wasn’t so upset with the medium body as I was the taste alone. The taste could have really saved this, but it was kind of lackluster.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a murky brown with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, pine and soap. Dry malty beginning, fruity in the middle a dry bitter finish; almost metalic. This is okay...tastes like a hoppy Scottish ale.
renffisch (722) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at my uncle’s! Very fruity, flowery hop nose with a touch of sweet leather. Red Amber colour,crystal clear, off White fluffy head. Light fruity mouthfeel with sweet honeyed fruit to start with and finishes with quite a whollop of botanical steely hop bitterness. Full on, very rounded flavour!
flemmingwillum (909) - Nysted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #381, bottle from Kvickly
A brown-red beer with okay head. Aroma was the most delicious part about this beer, with bunches of blackcurrant, other berries, flowery hops and a bit of wet malts. Flavor was butter, a bit berries, flowers and hops, definately delicious but somewhat abrupt, as the taste dissapears quickly in the mouth. Palate was a bit thin, but elsewise a very fine beer, and a very delicate amber ale.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a brown color with a beige head. Nice hops aroma with caramel malt. Taste is a metal hops biter with a sweet malt.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy copper with a creamy head and gentle lacing. A sweet aroma of honey, caramel, floral hops and a bit of saurkraut. Lightly carbonated and smooth. Taste is malty hoppy sweetness with a slight bitter finish. Smells a little better than it tastes.
opperbacco (14) - USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma ottimo di luppolo. All’assaggio risulta molto secca (il malto Crystal nettamente in secondo piano) ed amara (25 IBU ?? x 2?). Sicuramente una birra beverina, senza grosse pretese.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brugsen, Odense. Pours amber with a creamy white head. At first lots of fresh hops peaks through in the aroma. Peach and Pine. As the beer warms up it gets buttery. Diacetyl/Butter - Unfortunatly. Smooth palate.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with the in-law. Rich amber color, hops in the nose and a nice blend of hops and citrus in a bitter blanket that lasts through the aftertaste. Very nice.