Holmen2 (2268) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden. Good white head. Refreshing aroma of grass, flowers, pine shoots and lime marmelade. Similar taste, well balanced with malt sweetness. Medium short aftertaste. Good drinkability.
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@The Mitre Hotel, Hampton - golden amber pour with a small white head. Very subdued hoppy aroma and taste, light citrus lemony nuances, faint herbal and floral, pretty watery, pretty basic stuff.
uckelman (478) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear and golden, small dappled white head. Aroma is herby and sweet, maybe a bit honey-like. Flavor is bittersweet. Medium body, bit of astringency on the finish from the carbonation. Aftertaste is not sweet, which I like---that would kill this beer for me.
sarauckelman (307) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-orange color, with moderate head. Strong aroma, slightly hoppy with strong hints of sweet flowers. Taste is strongly floral from the hops on the front, tapering to slight bitter on the back. Not too astringent. Nice mouthfeel.
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my "gateway" IPA. Had loads of these in Edinburgh and a couple in Aalborg as well.
Mild, but yet with enough sting to make it worth while. This is the kind of IPA I wish I could get in the shops here in Norway, for a price similar to your regular lager or there about. I would then drink that when watching movies or sports. But, alas, no one in Norway has this beer (regularly)
DroolYeast (569) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of honey and caramel malt.
Light amber with white head. Small head lasting.
Taste is hoppy, light bitter. Honey sweetness.
Finish is light bitter. Soapy texture. Average texture.
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy, amber colour, with a thick head that settles into a steady thin head. Aroma of orange, honey and bread. Taste is malty, honey, citrus/orange, bitter and slightly bitter at the end. Palate has medium carbonation. A refreshing beer, relatively easy to drink.
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once upon a time this was in every pub in the world. Now I rarely see it. This was a bottle from Waitrose and it was perfectly good. Still, the best pint I ever had was in a pub under the Forth Bridge.
Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad as it seems at the first sip. Aroma is very feeble, with malt and honey. Flavour is malty, quite sweet, with a mild fruity bitterness. There’s grass, straw bakery byproducts and boiled vegetables in the background, but nothing serious that could spoil the crispness of this nice beer. Do not expect a New World-type of IPA, but an old, rather "historical" Old World mellow ale.
PlantCityJax (38) - Plant City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can on East Coast rail to Leeds. Amber in color, nice drink ability. Not overly bitter but enough to give it some flavor.