vipinvelp (2368) - 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)
teddybeer (2348) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Golden colour with a white head, good duration and nice lacework. Aroma is floral and earthy, some honey and biscuits notes. Flavor has a well balanced bitterness, earthy and sweet jints. Bittery final with a good duration.
jonno (2345) - 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.
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geruch zitrushopfig, malzig mit verdeckter Whiskynote. Hopfiger, zitrusartiger Beginn. Mittig malzige Statur, Bitter, erneut Zitrusnoten, sanft-ölig. Abgang orangig, malzig-bitter, fließend. Lange nachhallend. Sehr gut.
maekchu (2291) - 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.
Gethinbeer (2210) - 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.
Lowenbrau (2202) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Malty, some herbal and caramel aromas. Pours dark gold, clear, with vanishing white head. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, herbal. some caramel. Correct, but nothing remarkable.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a lot of aroma, bits of grapefruit, toffee. Not a lot in the taste either. Dry, bitter finish. Interesting, but not sufficiently interesting for a second go-round,
Brandman (2146) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper body, white head. Aroma is nice malty cookies with resiny hops. Flavour hops and really nice cookie touch.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5L bottle, BB dated Nov. 2014 and USDA certified organic, served in a Belgian snifter. Label suggests and English Pale Ale.
Pours hazy, light honey in color, with a thin but partly durable bone-colored head.
Both the aroma and flavor are unusual.
The slightly pungent aroma has clear and quite distinct contributions from sweet malts with light grains as well as herbal/fruity hops. In tasting, the hops are stronger and more earthy than suggested by the nose. They build quickly to a moderately strong level, then magically diminish, soon leaving a rather mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste with some underlying bisquit.
Feel: medium-thin body; medium carbonation