HenrikSoegaard (9119) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kvickly. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Golden yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Geat herbal notes. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Great balance between hops and malts. Oily palate. Really nice beer.
JoeMcPhee (7618) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with a thick, creamy white head. The nose is mostly of crackery Maris Otter malts. There is a little bit of minerally flavour and a bit of a metallic note that I could probably do without. There is a little bit of light crystal providing a bit of character through the middle as well as a bit of light herbal/spicy hoppiness. A pretty typical bitter. Warming knocks the metallic edge off. Nice, straightforward brew.
cyrenaica (941) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on September 14, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a golden-copper colour with a very thin head which quickly dissipated. The aroma is sweet malt, light fruits, and weak floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is buttery caramel, some nuts, and a good bitter finish. I liked it.
pootzboy (1450) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a copper colored ale in the glass. Modest cap but decent lacing. Aroma is pungent – cooked grains and earthiness, some grassy (weedy?) hop tones. Taste has a big flavor blast of boiled grain, some toastiness, with a damn fine earthy hop tone riding even with the malts, great balanced bittering and a clean lightly bitter finish. This is a fantastic bitter with massive taste and a mild character. Top notch ale smithing in the authentic genre.
solidfunk (1783) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good taste of hops, i like this but then I’m a fan of bitters in general. Perhaps it’s not the most depth for the category. bottle
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber-tinged gold with a huge fluffy lasting off-white pillowy head. Pleasant cereal and floral aroma, no alcohol, a tad sweet. Taste follows, a little metallic and harsh. Average body, astringent, decent carbonation, a long bitter/harsh finish, not that pleasant.
Camons (3665) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours orange golden with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, light caramel, sweet fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, fruity. Medium body, soft carbonation. 200911
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle - would it be cheeky to say it pours bronze? Because it does. Tight white head that coats the side of the glass. Bready, fruity, slightly chocolatey and slightly perfumey nose. Fruity, slightly brassy flavour, the metallic edge fades as the pint warms. Sweet malt with a handful of hops tossed in. Simple, enjoyable, if ultimately forgettable pint.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. BB END 12.1.
App.: Clear amber with a fair off-white head.
Aroma: Earthy, fruity, mushrooms, kinda oddly sweet, herbal-ish, biscuit malts, a touch nutty, hard to describe.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Earthy, malty, British, kinda fruity, some pepperiness, a bit herbal, a little stark caramel, still hard to describe properly; dry with some bitterness and a stark British malt finish.
I’m having trouble describing what I smell/taste. Regardless, I award this beer a Celt “Thanks for coming out”.
Spab (1639) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear, slightly dark golden orange with moderate-sized slightly off-white head. Fairly mild aroma with some sweet malt. Flavour is less mild though still fairly restrained with some sweet caramel, slightly biscuity malt. Body is maybe just a shade below medium. Refreshing and drinkable but not a whole lot going on.