Cuso (5312) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer planet web shop.Amber color with huge beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste, mango, grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Dry floral hoppy finish. Very good beer.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a half pint glass.
Crystal clear, brown with red golden glints.
First aromas are cedrat and litchi that remind me Cascade hop-like flavours.
Unfortunately the bitter and fizzy unbalanced mouth as well as after taste of rubber and malt disappoint.
This amber ale would be too boring as an aperitive but could be drunk with a meal.
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber red with white head. Hoppy nose. Malt flavour with over riding hops. Nelson. the ’amber ale’ tag seems almost unfair with the depth of hop flavour. A great utility beer.
dzimm27 (136) - - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy, floral aroma with notes of muscat. Golden brown color with small amount of head. Taste is sharp, quick and hoppy with a dry finish. Not overly complex but still quite tasty. Tastewise seems to fall almost into an IPA category, for which is it is average.
rozsoma (522) - HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frissítő, gyümölcsös aroma. Száraz komlós keserűség. Mindkettő elfért ebben e csodálatos nedűben.
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Deep red/amber with a yellowish/cream head. Heavy on the hops - grapefruit strikes through, as do lemons and tangerines. Bitter on the tongue, but it opens out some nice roasty sweetness. Settles down into a nice length bitter and mid-dry finish. Delicious!
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - caramel and citrus
A - dark amber with thin frothy head
T - sweet with roasted finish
P - mid to full and soft
O - great
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Bottle. Pours with a small airy head. Darker amber colour. Striking aroma of hops, also some citrus fruits, notes of wood, roasted. Medium to heavy bitter, light sweet taste. Hops is dominating. Lingering, but pleasant bitter finish.
WASW (50) - - DEC 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice mahogany red colour. Quite a tart aroma but nothing to rave on about. Little initial taste - masked by "pricklyness" of the beer, but settles into a hoppy toffee finish. Pleasant, but I’ve had better.
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours dark amber, almost brown with creamy and frothy beige head. Darker than I remember actually. Aroma is quite hoppy, bit pine, but cat pee, and a bit of fruitiness too, some orange, and lemon. Little bit of stink too. Taste is initially bitter, but this fades into sweet toffee maltiness with just a hint of bitterness. Bit of a prickle in the mouth. Pleased to drink and enjoy the bottled version again, as previous to this I have had it on keg in a couple of pubs and been disappointed. Presume that the Brewdog bar won’t have this problem.