leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber gold with a small head. Aromas are sweet grain and lemon with butter. Dry and peppery earthy hops. Flavours are grain with honey sweetness. Woody with lemon and grapefruit bitterness. Clings to the palate. OK.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled - Criterion, Leicester. A bright orange coloured lager with a ring of white bubbles. A slightly farty nose with some grassy hops. The taste has some good citricity with a smooth and fairly full body. Again a little hint of fart but otherwise a reasonably good bottled lager.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, grain, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (020808)
Beer5000 (5650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, corn and hint of honey. Flavor is malt, corn and honey with a decent bitterness. Refreshing, a bit thin, missing some hop aroma, but still nice to be a lager.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Chris_0’s preGBBF Shindig. Aroma is malty and sweet, some grassy small cat pissy typical brewdog note. Taste is similar, far too malty and pritty boring.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tasting
Nice dark gold colour with a slim white head. Basic malty stuff with a big stinging hop punch. Rather scruffy and as with everyone else at the table I was hoping for more.
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, hops, some grains. Flavour is quite much the same. I had actually waited for something more from a lager from Brewdog...
harrisoni (16592) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Chris_o Pre GBBF Shindig 08. Pours without much head. Lovely orange gold to look at. Some odd meaty aroma. Not much in mouth and then some dry stinging hop on finish put more pork terrrine as well. Not one of their better efforts I think.
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with tiny white short lasting head. Sweet aroma with fruit and mild honey notes. Flavor has caramel and floral hops leading it to a bitter end.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Tesco. Pours a pale straw/yellow with virtually no head, only a thin patchy layer of bubbles, and they’re disappearing fast. Not much to mention about the nose either, slightly malty if anything. However, the palate and flavour are another matter, good body and a well balanced malty feel, there’s a pleasant fruity/spicy tang which lingers well. Poor show initially, but a lovely flavoursome finish.