Marduk (1938) - Tallinn, 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 (10197) - 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.
jookos (1460) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. copper clear. green herbal hops, a bit murky malts. body medium, bitter. herbal hops, amber maltiness. ok malty english ale. packs a punch. pines in finish.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazed gold with a tall, rough-bubbled, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet grapefruit, slightly tropical.
Taste is grapefruit-peel bitter, grass and herbs..
ken1 (767) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice fruity bitterness with sweetness and a grapelike aftertaste. Amber in color with a white head.
ianwelby (313) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold beer with a thick, foamy head. Light grapefruit aroma. Initial flavour is a hoppy, grapefruity blend and it has a sour, bitter finish that lingers nicely.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft blonde pour with a white head. The nose is sharp and bready, oxidized, vitamin-y, papery, and herbal. Sharp and grassy flavor, bready/earthy malt character, and herbal. Light body with a dry finish.
KoNrRiI (362) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 bottle. Clear, color is neither brown nor red, not crimson quite nice though, with a big, white head which lasts a while. Aroma starts IPA-like; exotic fruits, flowers, and a lot of grapefruit a little perfume as well. Taste is quite bitter, fruity, mostly grapefruit, some sourness flickers in the background at times. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finish is also bitter with some sourness, basically like a grapefruit again. Overall the beer is straightforward but artful at the same time. Quite alright, could use some improvements.
ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250513. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma grapes, hops. Rather weird bitter fruity taste.
GoufCustom (558) - HONG KONG - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Translucent golden honey orange colour; Two finger head and long lasting crumpety white foam; Good lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, honey, floral, orange, sugar and light grass; Medium, astringent sweet taste of light grapefruit, lemon, molasses, light malt, orange peel, lime and grassy hops; Medium body, thick and quite oily palate; Taste profile is dominated by fruity grassy hops, mainly lemony citrus. Grapefruit took a 2nd fiddle, quite strong but somewhat less refreshing or expressive than Celt Silures. All in a rather sugary light malt background. Taste balance is tilted toward sugar sweetness but not cloying or syrupy. Still very hoppy as in most Celt Ex brews, from start to finish. Bitterness and lasting astringency to light up the palate, quite lively, slightly refreshing but not mind blowing. Okay. Pretty dry after taste, sweet and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: This should have been the straight forward, boozed up version of the excellent Celt Silures. Yet, its hoppiness is not as lively or refreshing as the latter. The result is a decent but hop-wise dimmed brew, pale in comparison to the mind-blowing Celt Silures. It’s decent, but it’s lacking that ‘little something’ to be top class. I’ll still drink this, but only when Celt Silures is out of stock.