Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From bottle. Pours smoothly with an excellent head. Fruity aroma of hoss lemons and apples. Complex hoppy bitterness followed by spicy notes. Dark reddish bronze colour with good clarity, very tempting.
Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours brown/amber with good head. Nose is upfront, hoppy pine cones and a hint of nutty roasted goodness. It has a dried cookie note as well as a real fruity goodness. The palate is a bit light considering the aroma. A nice session brew with some good hops for body and a hint of nuttyness to it as well. easy drinking good brew!
Atheist_Peace (873) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours amber/brown with a bubbly tan head and leaves a solid coat of lacing. Spruce needles and fresh toffee on the nose with a roasted note and citrusy punch underneath. Leans way toward butterscotch on the palate with citrus and piney hops through a lengthy bitter finish.
nimble (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth compared to most British Ruby Ales with a more similar taste to North American ales. Not a particularly challenging ale but great tasting with a long finish
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle samples at Chancey Smith’s- Deep amber pour with some mahogany hues. Pours a tight eggshell cap. Citric nose has caramel, floral hops, a bit of toast, and banana. Semi sweet from caramel malts with a citric and floral hops bitterness that lingers. A medium bodied amber with assertive carbonation, and a lenghty bitter finish. Good!
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of good hops, quite well balanced, although started a bit flat, long lasting taste. Got way better while the glass got more empty (which is often the case, but this time it was a notable difference). Much more body and fullness at the end.
GRM (2797) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 11,2 ounces, best before 19/01/11, purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese on August 17 2010, savoured on October 27 2010; eye: copper with an orangey hue, clear, minimal effervescence, nice beige head, lots of lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, alcohol, light “sox”; mouth: resinous hops, malt, alcohol, tea, finale in resinous hops with presence of tea, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, light astringency, lightly grainy texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 11,2 onces, meilleure avant 19/01/11, achetée chez Bangor Wine and Cheese le 17 août 2010, savourée le 27 octobre 2010; œil : cuivre avec une teinte orangée, claire, effervescence minime, bonne mousse beige, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt, alcool, léger chausson; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, alcool, thé, finale en houblon résineux avec présence de thé, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légère astringence, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien bon
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Pours amber with a nice off-white head. Flavor of old hops, massive hop acidity and diacetyl flavor. Just undrinkable. Drain pour.
berlinoise2go (578) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (33cl) at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Ruby/amber colour, nice sticky offwhite foam. Clean, powerful hop aroma with some red fruits. Medium body, refreshing. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
Camons (4838) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Dark golden brown, white head. Aroma of bread, citrus and pine. Taste is toast, malts ,sweet fruit and grapefruit. Nice drinkability