kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Criterium Ale
Date: March 04, 2012
Source: Tasting, Wrecking Bar
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus, orange, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, up front balancing bitterness, fruity, earthy, lingering bitter finish
Overall: quite bitter but I like it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flöska @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Unclear golden. Sweet fruity yeasty alco pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fruity citrus piney and wheaty, some yeast, some alcohol. Quite pleasant.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy pale golden/yellow beer with a huge white head. Fruity aroma, perfume, citrus, grapefruit, spicy notes, bitter. Fruity flavor, grapefruit, citrus, perfume, lemongrass, hoppy bitter, dry, crisp, wheat notes. Fruity citrus finish with grass and lemon.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/gold pour, white head. Aroma is loaded with wheat, crackery notes and nice citrus hops. Flavor is much hoppier than I expected with some wheat/caramel malt notes. Good summer drinker.
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with orange highlights and a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Although the aroma is restrained, I’m able to pull some nice citrusy, grassy and Euro-hop notes from my glass. Light to medium-bodied and ultra-fizzy. The well-balanced flavor presents citric hop bitterness, crunchy wheat malt, smooth bread malt and light clove. Finishes crisp, moderately bitter, and then bone-dry. Cleanly brewed. Since the bouquet doesn’t really come into play for me, I could drink this straight from the bottle at the beach... daily.
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of markwise. Thanks Mark! JetsonFest II. Clear golden orange appearance with an off white head. Orange peel, somewhat bitter herbal hoppy, grainy wheat malty aroma. Somewhat citrusy, fairly bitter, herbal/earthy, grainy wheat malty, grassy flavor. Ehhhh.
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Hazy yellow color, white head. Sweet, grape, yeast scent. Yeast, spicy, apple taste. Very spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Spicy, choriander, orange, dry, hoppy.
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy straw golden with a tall, dense, well-retained white head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up fresh orange peel paired with dusty earth and wheaty notes.. some white spices complemented.. loved how it came back to the orange on the back of the nose. The flavor found tart wheat and orange peel throughout.. a touch metallic on the edges.. dry finish with tart orange and wheaty notes plus grassy character. Medium-bodied at most, with very filling carbonation on the palate.. refreshing.. this was solid stuff.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to both dcschiller and markwise for this one. The 750.mL bottle pours deep gold with dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy hop notes, orange peel aromatic blooms and some sweet clean malts in the background. The taste is similar with crisp fresh notes of spicy hops and citrus hops sweetened nicely by some smooth sweet maltiness. In the background is a mild sensation of sort of herbally grassy earthiness adding additional depth to the experience. Damn tasty easy drinking hot weather beer.
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Thanks Hopscotch. Pours bit hazy deep golden with a medium white head. The aroma is lovely fruity with light wheaty notes. The flavour is spicy hoppy with notes of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, passion fruit and some peaches. Dry finish indeed. Quite awesome!