SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft from brewpub as part of sampler tray. Clear brandy color - reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of burnt caramel, ripe fruits, clover, honey and floral notes. Flavor of ripe fruits, cherry and toffee, earthy, piney hops, with citrus peel and spice, astringent finish. medium body, gently prickly carbonation. I’m starting to recognize a house yeast characteristic in this sampler tray - not bad at all, just distinguishable. Interesting and enjoyable overall.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at London tasting, May 2008, bought at SuperBest Aarhus. No BBE date apparent. Guess I was expecting some thing hoppy in an American style from the name. Perhaps, if I’d looked closely at the label, the words "Red Ale" might have prompted me to expect something slightly different. Nonetheless , it’s a handsome gingery colour with a pleasant firm herbaceous hop aroma. However, in the flavour, a more malty character appears. Slightly smoky and ashy feel that didn’t mesh perfectly with the hoppy character and the effect was slightly out of balance. Pretty decent but I would have preferred something more assertively aromatic. As it was, it seemed slightly caught between two stools.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris_o birthday bash 08. Attractive copper/amber with thin beige head. Sherberty hop, unusual menthol aroma. Very distinctive eucalyptus. Duff said nutty, but I didn’t get that. Decent hoppage.
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Bought Bjergtrolden Roskilde. Very plasant aroma dominated by the amarillo hops. olour unclear brown with small beige head. Taste dominated by the hops but also sweet and slightly fruity. Enjoyable.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris O’s.
A good looking rich amber colour with a decent off white head. The aroma has some lovely aromatic Amarillo but it is killed by a definite note of sweaty socks. Thankfully the flavour is devoid of something you would find at the bottom of a washing basket and the beer can breathe properly. Wish I could. Clear Amarillo, pleasing earth and wooden notes finishing up with some tasty spice. Interesting and enjoyable.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris O’s. Orange with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with some sweaty honey malt and soap. Sweet malt taste with marmite. Mid bitter finish. Some quality here.
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber of color with a foamy off white head. A malty nose with notes of hops, citrus and grass. A flavor with notes of grapefruits, malt and hops. A nice bitter finish. For a IPA it is very nice, but for a irish ale no way!!
larsga (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium offwhite lasting head leaves fine lacing on the glass. Chestnut brown body with carbonation. Strong fruity wooden caramel aroma is incredibly harmonic. Dry-sweet elderberry and fruit taste with wooden caramelly notes. Dry dandelion, wood, and flowers aftertaste. Very, very good. (0.1l draft at brewpub.)
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red with tiny off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel. Flavor is sweet with notes of hops and caramel. Ends bitter.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle. Amber to red color with creamy white head. Sweetish, toffeish and caramelly aroma with grassy dry hops. Caramelly, toasty and orangey flavor with dull grassy dry hops. Caramelly and bitter finish.