RafeAU (326) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home. past use by of 14/11/14. pour is pale amber with big head. yeast sediment and clumps. Big American hop aroma. flavour is American hops then belgian yeast esters and honey. bitter finish. High carbonation. Nice. basically an American ipa in hop character, no compromise, then brewed with a belgian yeast.
cunningplan (1) - Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got bottle of this from Beer Gonzo in Coventry from the section of beers with short use by dates. Being a bottle conditioned beer made that even better. Really great combo of belgian and american styles, love that it is 500ml and i now feel set for the evevning on just one beer!
BeerViking (2991) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark gold with a thick foam, hoppy slightly funky nose, huge bright New World hoppiness over a rich yet dry Abbeyish body, and a long very dry-bitter finish.
ianwelby (696) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden beer with a thick foamy head. Very bitter hop aroma. Flavour is tropical fruit with the same bitter hop coming through. Light floral aftertaste. Very nice.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Beerdock. Pours hazy gold with white head. Dry, peppery and hoppy character with spiky lemon pith and citrus. Found it difficult to get into this.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop, sampled at Fergus’ tasting on 26 July. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a dense white head and some lacing. Aroma of Belgian esters, peal and bready malt. Grassy hop flavours, with some tangerine and brown sugar. Finish was tinned fruit, almond and chewy grain.
Leighton (13549) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Mild Belgian yeast in the nose, some bread, slight grains, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with dry, grainy bread, some yeast, orange rind. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth on the finish, more grainy bread, some pine, a bit of dirt, more citrus rind. Not bad.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Watford tasting 26/07/14. Thanks Beese. Translucrnt golden coloured pour with a lasting thin white head with some loose big bubbles. Aroma is wet grassy hop Belgian yeast, green Nobel hop. Flavour is tangy orange, straw, drying rough grainy bitterness. Wet grass, slight cheesey hop and subdued Belgian character. Palate is drying.
FatPhil (10306) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sticky pale ale/american pale ale aroma, mashy malts and resiny hops. Lemon detergent. Also tastes that way. Resiny, but no fullness. If anthing it’s a thin palate. Some vegetal apects. Messy, and yeasty, but not in a good way. Belgian + IPA = suck. These guys do great stouts, we think it’s one of the worst beers they’ve ever made.
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows Belgian phenols, fruity hops, a soft fruity Brett note and sweet clean malt.
Flavours include more spicy phenols, slight sweet malt, soft fruity confectionery. Finishes very dry.
Could use a bit more carbonation.