TEJA (2088) - Stockholm, - SEP 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks.
Big bubbly, short beige head. Clowdy yellow color. Some aple aroma and also some stable. Tired malty taste with some belgian notes.
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy pale golden, coarse head. Yeasty, lactic nose. Tart, cidery and earthy. Some green apples and minerals. Medium bodied with spritzy mouthfeel. Rustic and hugely drinkable.
Alphadelic (2083) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks pretty gay, that’s a three. Weak aromas of lemon and straw/cereal. Super fizzy with a cheap orange juice flavour. Quite citric lemoniness and an almost tongue numbing carbonation. Theyeast is most apparent with floury white baps springing to mind. Drinkable but not hugely pleasant. Worth a rate but not a retry.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden with a large white fluffy head. Foaming and fizzing Farm yard aroma, hey and manure. Astringent flavour, that zings on the gums. Strength isn‘t apparent. Cheers to SilkT and Chrissie for bringing this home from France.
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh from the lagering tank at the brewery, and then bottle conditioned at home. Patrick Expert, the brewer, calls this a Blonde. He was very keen to practise his English, so information was sometimes vaque or not completely understood. I didn't get the full ingredients for this beer, but he doesn't use lager malt. He uses hallertau and spatz hops and a dried yeast. His brewery training was done somewhere around Herefordshire. He is very proud of the fact that he learned his craft in England. All the beers are lagered for a full four weeks, and he only brews ten times a year - most of his output going to supermarkets or sold from the premises which can be visited after 5.30 during week-day evenings. He let me sample some of this from the tank, even though he felt it was still green and needed another week to fully mature. There wasn't a huge difference to what I'm now drinking from the bottle - it was less fizzy and with a more pronounced bitterness, but it had the same green apple flavour that I took at the time to signify a beer not quite ready. This is a light, refreshing brew with a crisp tartness. Fresh, delicate and very tasty. I'm not familiar with the style, so I'll term it a Blonde as the brewer does.