jamestulloch (1905) - 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 (2602) - 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 (3918) - 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 (2853) - 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 (3592) - 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 (12128) - 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 (3217) - 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 (4570) - 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 (1171) - 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.