jaghana (3926) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with huge head. Nose is very hopy, IPA like. Aroma is on lemon and hops resin, body is watery, malt can only be tasted at the finish. Very less complex, just hopy, a bit boring, finish is on peppery notes, less honey notes, even the Spitfire is better.
EHSRanders (1771) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head, Hoppy aroma with flowery notes. Bitter flavor.
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle from distributor rep, poured into tulip glass. Pours yellow straw in color with a white somewhat bubbly head. Sits in glass a hazy light brown/tan color. Aroma: Big floral hops, citrus, lightly toasted. Taste: Lightly sweet at first for a short time, soon to be balanced by the hops, then finishes quite bitter. Cereal, oats, lemon, and grapefruit. Palate: Big carbonation mouth feel but smooth, heavy bitter aftertaste on finish. A pretty good amber...I would suggest it for those looking for one, but not really for me...a bit too hoppy for my taste.
seritomi (297) - HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gyönyörű bronzvörös szín, szép kapucsinóbarna hab.
Zeller + bodza egy kis citrussal.
Íze szénsavas, kissé édeskés de erősen citrusos amerikai komlós, laza. Van itt még egy kis hamus/fémes felhang is.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark orange colour with an off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal and summer fruits with a touch of caramel. The tast follows the aroma - lots of sweet, caramel malt nicely balanced by the hoppiness. Light palate and a long, fruity, bitter finish. A winner.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great amber ale. Had the pleasure of tasting an incredibly fresh bottle from mogwai’s fridge. A clear amber coloured beer with a nice white foam. Aromas of mango, blackcurrant, bramble and flowers. Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin is really noticeable in the nose. The taste is dry and quite floral. Hops and grass is noticeable with a nice hoppy background. A really crisp and delicious beer.
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious refreshing beer. Strong malt backbone, fruity tropical hops. Well carbonated. Citrusy like a beery 5alive
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy russet colour, mocha caramel head and a slap in the face of full, grassy aromas, caramel, in your face hops and ginger tart. This is sensational in that it’s a sensation, fantastic in that it is in the realm of fantasy, awesome in that its smell leaves me in awe. This is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had.
I was expecting it to be creamy and sweet and then a riot of hops. Instead it was fresh, light and then a cool flow of hoppy grassy bitterness that swills around the mouth and lingers on the palate. While it does the malt character makes itself known with a polite cough. What I like about this beer is that it promises one thing, delivers another, but it delivers. It’s a beer that makes you thin about what you’re drinking. A beer that I’ll be recommending in spadefuls.
madsberg (10236) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unlcear. Dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, sweetness, grass, flowers. Flavour is grassy and piney. Has caramel, grape and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Sweetish caramelly bitter in the end. Very nice and for 13 kr. quite a bargain.
Suliman (28) - USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle I brought back from pre-ZBF in 2010. Pours amber with an off-white head with lots of lacing. Smells of caramel and some fruity hops. Slightly bitter taste with a crisp finish.