Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Micro Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of biscuity malt, alcohol, grassy hops and lemon. Caramel flavour upfront with alcohol, biscuity malt and a little pineapple to finish. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite sessionable.
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wales 2014. Beer no 13. Bottle from tesco, cardigan, wales. Amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit and dry malts. A little chewy on the palate. Good stuff.
chinchill (3012) - 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
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is grapefruit and a little toffee. Taste has grapefruit and caramel to start and a bitter grapefruit finish.
vipinvelp (2839) - 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)
hawthorne00 (2832) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 8C. Gold with a modest white head. Fruity aroma of oranges, grapefruit, light biscuit. Bittersweet - a little sugary with oranges and some biscuity malt, pleasant bitter finish with grapefruit, some pine and herbs. The malt side is sweet and light, but there’s enough character there to complement the bitter citrus without just being sweet. Refreshing and tasty enough.
teddybeer (2767) - 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.
maekchu (2733) - 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.
Lowenbrau (2641) - 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.
brnandersen (2541) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Hazy dark amber-golden colour with a frothy, off-white head. Fruity aroma with grapefruits, citrus, grasses, spices and caramel malts. Taste is medium bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes rather dry and bitter with grapefruits and pines. Nice, hop-driven ale.