3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. June 2013 BBD. lightly hazed bronze body with a tall and lasting off-white head. succulent coffee cake malt consumes the nose: spiced bread, honey / nectar, multi-grain crackers, clean and quite whiskey-like. hops provide balanced grass and fruit (dried pineapple and apricots) character, and the yeast is properly musty, dusty and rustic. medium-full body with a rich and sticky malt bite with touches of fresh peat; hops are modestly bitter and slightly resinous; yeast lends an old-world basement must and dried fruit quality. a bit sharp and smacking with a slight excess of alcohol for my tastes, but the body is lush and round and the carbonation full and fitting for the weight. another stellar English-style beer from Celt, and quite fresh, just arriving in state a couple of weeks ago.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, flower, grass, earthy and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, flower, earthy and light grass. Medium bitter.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with flowers, dirt and grass. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall an average but funny beer.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of Meyer lemon, light note of butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Basically a richer version of the Golden, but while the aroma is attractive itís pretty quiet. Wonderful balance in the mouth, neither too sweet or too dry for its size, very clean and flavorful. As enjoyable as the Golden, but the Native Storm is the clear winner among the three.
PaulW (96) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a honey golden colour with a decent head. Didnít get a lot of aroma, but the taste is malty and sweet, balanced against some nice crisp grapefruity hops. Not as bitter as many North American styled IPAs, but I find those a bit astringent at times, so this was very palatable for me
TomTron (343) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden with a thin almost non-existant head. Aromas of yeast, some fruit, and earthy hops. Taste has some malt floating around, and a little bit of grapefruit, but with every sip I take away a dry, metallic finish. Itís not a bad offering but not necessarily that great either.
vipinvelp (1820) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker yellow with white foam head lacing to glass. Aroma is bitter hops and some citrus, taste is same, with bitter prevailing. Citrus bitter aftertaste, a good beer. (Velp 201208)
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour woth a frothy white head. Strong malt aroma with sweet honey. Smooth texture. Flavour of honey, citrus bitter tang in the finish.
jonno (2096) - JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Listed at 5.6% and certainly not from cask. Rich, full and fruity. Lots of berries, grapefruit and a touch of tropical fruit. Really full - if a bit heavy handed. Well made and certainly recommended.
lembeek (139) - ITALY - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma di agrumi, malti biscottati, caramello, con note di lievito e spezie. gusto di malto, ben rivestito da luppoli erbacei e note agrumate.