jaghana (5238) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear pale amber beer with good head, retention and lacing. Nose is very fruity on resin, grapefruit, orange and grass. Aroma is very sweet on caramel and orange notes with intense bitterness, this strong bitterness has a very long duration. Nothing exceptional for 9€ the bottle.
rubbishystuff (2196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Gene’s. Although the cask version is 7.6% this being only 5.6% isn’t this just an ESB? Much bigger hops than the Bronze. Citrusy hops for a UK brew. Decent stuff, I think I preferred the bronze through. Serving: Bottle
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange-amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is surprisingly filled with citrus notes to it, which made it quite inviting. Taste is actually a bit chalky and bitter, with an almost burnt aftertaste to it. Odd and not all that pleasant.
jamestulloch (3018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Honey, sugary malt and grapefruit.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing.
Taste: Balance between bitter unripe melon and sweet honey - it tastes boozier than its 5.6% ABV. Dry, metallic finish.
Palate: Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation.
Overall: A bit too sweet for my liking - I struggled to finish the bottle.
maekchu (3210) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour at Great Japan Beer Festival Osaka (7/13/2013). Fruity and malty (British-style) nose. Hazy gold straw color. Big hits of whiskey and tobacco. Smacky-lip sipping. Doesn’t really smooth out. Some mild peppery harshness, and some rye-like notes. Interesting stuff.
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Dark golden with a White head. Aroma medium malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (floral, grapefruit, NZ, US, UK hops). Flavor medium sweet, medium+ bitter, light spicy. Medium+ body.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3997) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7.2% bottle at the GJBF Osaka 2013. A dark yellowish gold color, the aroma has a hint of smoke but not as strong as with the Bronze. My favorite of the three Celts I tried today. A bit of smoke, the bitterness is more balanced-quite an interesting beer, I liked it.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow this was a surprise! Great soft pale yellow in colour. Extra refreshing bitter which belies the strength. Very floral aroma, followed by grapefruit and pine flavours and a string citrus tang. Body medium to thin. Liked it and it certainly suited the steaming hot day.
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Hops, fruity, buttery notes in aroma. Hops, malty, grassy notes in flavor. Watery texture.
bhensonb (13518) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a slight off-white head. Soft grapefruit aroma. Med body. Flavor is grapefruit and floral. Some malt background. It’s definitely on the bitter side. Just a lot different from US ales. Which in this case seems to be a good thing.