highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally, a Welsh rate. RateBeer has been discretely badgering me about it for years - itís the easiest country to nail that you havenít rated, the stats say. Damn it, RateBeer, Iím trying, honest! Welsh beer seems to travel to Australia about as rarely as the rugby team these days. Shame. My low expectations for this ale, stumbled on in a pretty run-of-the-mill country bottlo, were pleasantly surpassed. Gold with a chill haze and a loose, shallow head. Fresh, malt-dominated aroma. Lemon, honey and 3am rolls. Palate seems mildly underdone - verging on flat. May be the bottle age or an attempt to mimic cask conditioning? Bread, bread, bread on the tongue. May be the breadiest ale Iíve come across. No complaints here. Bit herbal, bit floral. Overall, one of the best bottled ales Iíve had from the UK, with none of that nasty pasteurised lolly taint. Nice work. (500ml bottle from DíVine Cellars, Wentworth Falls. BB 4/11/13)
Cantabrian (680) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet aroma of Chardonnay, although not too strong. And Iím neither too excited about the blonde looks here, although her head looks respectable. Malty with a very bitter bite. Not as resinous as it could be. Just bitter, piney and grassy. Nice, but not calling for another.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @’llesummeri, Tallinn
Clear copper color, good off-white head. Leafy, resiny aroma. Light to medium bodied. Resiny, some caramel. Nice for this ABV. Good malt profile.
RichTheVillan (1648) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden pour with white head, pine and citrus hop, pine taste with sweet malts impressive very clean tasting and crisp.
kdm1984 (566) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super malty and somewhat over-sweet aroma on this one. Also somewhat spicy and again, smoked, aroma (second Celt Experience beer to have the smoked component for me). Taste also very malt-forward. Some spice and slight sourness, and then a bitterness kick in the end. Quite good, actually. Most complex blond/gold ale Iíve had. Not something Iíd go for regularly, but like the last Celt beer I had, it grew on me with more sips, and I found it quite interesting and unlike much of what I experience in the typical American craft versions of its style.
puboflyons (1683) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle stamped 30-09-2013. It has a golden yellow with a light haze and a short-lived white fizzy head. Malts and brown sugar seem to lead the aroma experience with grains, butter, and vague fruit. Light to medium body. The taste begins a little sweet and malty but ends mildly bitter. Pretty basic.
rehbritton (15) - WALES - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely floral bitterness with some sweetness and well rounded. A full creamy mouthfeel. Amber in colour with white head. The bottles are lovely too.
Shark_Pants (79) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus and flowery hops on the nose. Lots of hops and bread in the taste. Little hoppier than what I'd normally drink but not too bad. Just not as complex as the great beers.
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Jado (392) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a tightly packed white head and plenty of sparkle. Aromas of apple, light lemon, crusty bread and raisins. Taste offers apple and pear up front with prickly lemony bitterness in the mid-palate. Light fruit and citrus at the end. Medium bodied. Gently spicy aftertste. Like it.
sfuen03 (228) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average sized white, dense and appealing head. Golden color, hazy body. Fruity, intense aroma. Pine and tropical fruits. Light mouthfeel, creamy, slightly metallic. Low carbonation, dry finish. Fruity taste, moderate bitterness.