strafefire (8) - - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Encountered in the Ship and Castle in Aberystwyth.
Up to this point we had been supping Erdinger and freedom brewery’s Ubu and Wild Goose like they were going out of fashion, setting the tone to be very much a Teutonic/pint with assorted hedge cuttings within type affair.
Craving something to cut through the cream like malty wheat-fest of proceedings thus far, I clocked the unassuming Dead Pony Club snuggled between some radioactive looking VK and San Miguel.
Up to now, I have been partly terrified of Brewdog’s offerings. With a penchant for paint blistering abv’s and a most unfortunate first contact in a room temperature bottle of Punk IPA during my undergrad days, I had tended to steer towards my beloved European offerings and anything Wychwood could throw in the public domain.
More fool me.
On a gamble and a desperate need for hops, I took the plunge and opted for the Celt. And my word what a win. At a extremely suppable 3.8, this hop hand grenade immediately threw citrus, pine and the essence of sheer vibrance in my hooter, demanding an immediate and very un-connoisseur like gulp.
On the palette Dead Pony Club continues the citric theme with an incredibly grapefruity bittersweet taste, the hop elements immediately forthright with a smooth transition to an dry finish, practically begging another sip.
The body is difficult to comment as this superseded an erdinger, understandably the pint of liquid weetabix still dominating the mouth feel palette.
Overall? As you can probably gather this wee Beastie of a bottle did not last long, a superbly refreshing beer, the bittersweet flavour profile perfectly suited for either a sumer scorcher refresher or a low abv counter-foil to creamy curries.
A winner in my books, happy supping!
Tom303 (67) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice light Brown colour, very fruity aroma, taste to follow a delicious sweet bitter balance while remaning quite light. Easy drinking yet extremely tasty. and fruity. Overall quite fruity and tart.
MagnusTjader (73) - Mullsjö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Bygers (587) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber color, hazy liquid, minimal head. Strong bitterness. Light to medium body. A hint of elderflower in aroma.
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Lambister (183) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local market. Smallish head with long duration. Aromas of rich exotic fruits and floral notes, well balanced hops and malts. Fresh, lightly bodied very good market lager.
Larsbandasj (2) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great beer, great bitter taste with low alcohol - which is rare (and sometimes smart).
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer Boutique (Greater London). Aroma is of floral hops, malt/caramel and tropical fruits. Taste is of floral hops, tropical fruits, malt/caramel, light resinous presence and light to moderate bitterness. Light body (but not watery at all). Lively carbonation. Dry finish. Sharp. Easily drinkable and thirst qhenching. Tasty. Well done!
Nordcore (949) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Amber, cloudy with a white head. Light fruit and some butter sence. Medium bitter, light sweet with a short fruit end.
Beerhunter111 (5415) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, leicht hefig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, fruchtig, leicht hefig.
EdwinLitzau (230) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amberkleur, weinig schuim. Aroma: zeer scherpe hoplucht, citrus. Smaakt verrassend zacht, tamelijk bitter. Erg goede IPA.
MonsterMagnet (60) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a low white head. Very fruity aroma, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, mango. Nice bitter with a bit of fruity sweetness. Thin bodied, but very refreshing low alcohol beer. Though for the price i?ll probably buy a beer with more body next time.