WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright reddish-amber color. Good off-white head with good retention. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, and dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, butterscotch, raisin and grassy hops. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth-drinking, but not something I would seek out on a regular basis.
zimbo (763) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice billowing off white head on a golden body. firm body is supported by a reasonably palatable acidic body. Nose of some ginger and spice unfortunately adds some decent bitterness to the flavour.
jackafholmes (708) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from m&s. Clear pale amber with white bubbly head. Aroma of dry and grassy with some orange and lemon zest. Taste is crisp and refreshing slightly bitter. Nice bitter.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6438-20140703] Bottle sample. Ginger light thistle aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light ginger peat flavour is surprisingly rich. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/3/15) 3.7
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
MrJamesMcEwan (151) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds. Full bodied, medium carbonation, medium bubbles. Aroma is caramel, ginger, toasted barley. Taste is ginger thistle and sweet malt. Palate is fine carbonation. Finish is sweet and a touch dry.
mikkopen (935) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, creamy off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma with fruits and toasted notes. The flavour is sweetish malty, with toasted notes and a floral hoppy finish. Not bad.
jercraigs (8653) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-07-03. Crisp dark amber body small nice beige head. 3+ Aroma is strongly of the thistle as per the jar from the tour. Flavour is relatively bitter, good amount of herbal spicey thistle and likely some herbal character from the Goldings as well. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Ok. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore
Nilz (460) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany coloured ale with a light tan head. Aroma floral with a roast caramel element. Taste, sweetish, malty, mild but hoppy finish made it pleasant.
DroolYeast (459) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is earthy, flowers.
Reddish brown with great white head. A small head lasting.
Spicy taste, ginger?, sweet floral notes. Light to moderate bitterness. Finish is bitter and dry. Watery texture. Light carbonation.
Stuartyboy (986) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Aldi deep amber red beer fruity slightly spicy aroma flavour is fruity malt sweet with big ginger hit flavoursome beer with good carbonation
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Eurospar Tomasjord. Batch 3232. Drukket hjemme 21 Apr 14. Dyp brun. OK luftig skum som varer litt. Lav teppelacing. Aroma av frukt & bær. Smaken har samme preg. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. KI=4.