Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Copper to golden color. Firm lemony, herbal, peppery and slightly sweaty hop aroma. The flavor is dominated by strong hard fruity bitterness with lemon, tropical fruits and some biscuity maltiness in the background. Sharp carbonation. Bitterness is too rough and hard but this went down fairly well after bicycling in hot weather.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
hay, cereal, citrus, grape,golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, dry,lively, bitter,
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Excellent modern interpretation of a golden ale. Color is dark yellow, not really amber. Medium long fantastic white head. Aroma is strongly fruity (pineapple and orange/grapefruit), grass and a bit of honey.
Light sweetness taste with fantastic strong bitter end. Medium-long mouthfeel, astringent, medium body, soft carbonation. It’s true that this is a perfect beer for huge drinking.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aroma: Hops, citrus and some bread. Flavor: Fruity, citrus, grainy/bready malt, grassy bitterness. Bitter and a bit astringent finish.
gyllenbock (5602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a medium white head. Quite weak aroma of bread, malt, fruit. Also some grass and hops.
Ok taste of grass, malt, bread. Soft mouth feel, quite bitter finish.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow to pale golden with a medium, white head. The aroma is of lemon, roses and orange from the hops alongside some cracker and bread-like malt. Maybe some Amarillo hops? Undertones of honey, vanilla, tart apricot, pear, tart strawberries earth, herbs and mild bread spices. Whisper of wet dog, wet cardboard and milk. The flavour is light sweet and light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of citrus, bread, roses and tart fruits. Resinous and grapefruity in the finish. Quite aggressive afterbitterness. The mouthfeel is watery and fairly clean with a light tea-like astringent touch. Medium carbonation. Light (to medium) bodied.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle batch 45 from thirdeye11 with a big thanks to James at BrewDog!) Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma of light malt, faint fruit esters, light floral with a touch of wet grain. Flavor has a nice graininess to it, Earthy, grassy with dirty hop bitter at the end. Mouth feel is light body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was grassy, bitter, pine, and citrus. flavor much the same. light body with low carbonation.
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. nice body and color, great smeall and smooth dry hoppy taste. excellent!
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 bottle thanks to thirdeye11 via james from brewdog. poured blond with a white head. nose is hops, fruits, and malts. flavor is smooth hops, malts, light bitterness and a clean finish.