Beer4000 (4829) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Kick. Clear deep golden body with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel, ripe fruit, marmalade and some tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel, fruity and decent bitter. Medium body and average aftertaste. Nothing special really, but quite nice as it is
VamboladeTolly (441) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Dark golden color with thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet, grassy, light caramel, riped dark fruits, light caramel. Taste is medium bitter, dry, citrus, grass, some sourness. Well balanced. Good beer.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LCBO B. 500 ml
Aroma: fairly potent , solid west coast oriented hop profile. Mango with raw green backing, sweet sugars behind. 7+
Look: poured with large foaming bringht white cap. Neat lace on glass. Fine (chill?) haze.
Taste/Palate/Body: medium full bodied with light carbonation. Slightly silky oily feel. Black tea with raw mango and lime. Tad washed out on sided, but nothing major. Lemon grass with hay at finish. Good.
Freaky_tiki (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This solid American Pale via England pours loud & proud into the glass. The beer is the colour of Scandinavian teak mid century furniture & the one finger cap is a beautiful mushy white. A really tasty pale ale. Starts sweet & hoppy -- with a fantastic grapefruit meets apricot kiwi hop style in the front -- & finishes dry & brisk. I think its a really strong rendition of the style & i am impressed to see the hops fresh & vivid despite the travel. Recommended.
lobs_ols (276) - LATVIA - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Transparent amber, strong white head. Light hoppy aroma, nothing specific. Medium bitterness with some toasty notes, balanced body and bitter-ish finish. Okay, but nothing spectacular.
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO via my bro, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Cloudy deep amber with a reasonable light tan head.
Aroma: Juicy, fruity hops, lots of grapefruit, some pine and resin, a bit dusty, caramel malt, floral and perfumed notes.
Palate: Medium body, fairly lively carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with lots of fruity, perfumed hops, restrained caramel maltiness, a bit dusty, pine and resin in the background; dry with reasonable bitterness and a lovely hoppy finish.
It was worth the wait.
hangunder (294) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells really nice, a lot of malt but a bunch of tropical, citrus and stone fruit notes as well. Relatively clear golden color, streaming effervescence, long lasting white head. Tastes delicious , juicy tropical hops and sweet malt upfront, finishes more bitter, leafy notes. Tons of flavor for this pale ale, the maltyness just seems to get in the way a bit. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drak golden color with a white head with good retention and medium lacework. Aroma has notes of pine, some herbal, and citrus hints. Flavor has a decent bitterness, citrusy and resins notes, with hints of grapefruit. Bittery final with a fresh mouthfeel, easy drinkable.
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer 1 of my mini buxton night. Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne for christmas. Amber beer with large head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and hoppy. Taste is grapefruit, pithy, moderate pine resin and hoppy. Very good start to the buxton beers tonight.
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber-orange pour with a thick white head. The nose is softly fruity and a little bit hoppy. Orange peel and a fairly bright grapefruity citrus aroma. It’s got a bit of a spicy/earthy backnote on it that I quite like. Has a little bit of crackery malt along with a bit of lingering bitterness. Has a touch of soft lingering spiciness. Really lovely brew.