jamestulloch (1224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Villeneuve Wines. Hazy golden body with chunky yeast flecks floating around that slowly fades. Thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon and . Flavour of chalk, orange and caramel. Medium body with a powdery texture. Lively fizz. Basically a strong, sweet, yeasty Lager. Not great.
WhoU (109) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle Jhb. Pours slight hazy orange gold with heavy carbonation and small white head. Aroma of slight fruit, biscuit and bread. Taste is vert slight bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is bubbly carbonation. Overall not bad and interesting change with temp increase..
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Gozo, Coventry. Pale diaphanous yellow becoming fully opaque with an initially huge white foam. Aroma of Madeira cake, palinka, shrub and cherry blossom. Pretty decent strong lager with a sappy hop quality and a honeyed lemon and almond sweetness alluding at the ABV. Beeswax, lemon throat-sweet and eucalyptus hints. Full body with the bits in. Not bad. Although more tiddler than beast.
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rake. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a small soapy white head. Aroma is fruit, over-ripe mangos and peaches and some malt. Taste is similar, fruity and sweet-ish with a final boozy kick. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, nice beer for a style I don’t dig much.
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky yellow with almost no head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and some tropical hops. Unnatural oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is fruit with alcohol. Overall: badly balanced.
johndoughty (3847) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow appearance on pouring.Trace of hops but no really flavour. Left lots of sediment at the end. Nice name-after that its all down hill.
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Alcohol, bread crust, spices,
Appearance: Clear gold, floaters, no head. Murky when roused.
Taste: Rich sweet grains, crisp, medium bitterness, hops, alcohol, slight cirtus, cracker-like, dry finish,
Palate: Alcohol warming, Medium carbonation, full body, buttery, carbonation bite
Overall: Nice taste. The warming was unexpected, but nice. An good beer! I could have another pint or two.
500 ml bottle, poured.
5A. Maibock/Helles Bock
Coolmac (49) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bananas on the nose, hazy gold appearance with thin head. Not sure I’ve ever tasted such a strong bubble gum flavor outside of a blue milkshake...
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold pour. Little head, no lacing. Malt, buiscuity aroma. Sweet on the tongue, caramel, wheat, wholesome beer. Thick mouthfeel.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with white head, sweet aroma, a lot of banana and cloves tastes very much like a wit bier.