jfb (4628) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) murky golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, lime and caramel, with a hint of dandelions, alcohol and fudge. flavour is more alcohol and caramel, quite sweet, with a hint of vanilla, some toffee and a herbal-hoppy light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
AndySnow (4934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Orange colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, spices, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, spices, caramel, sugar, some tequila notes.<q
Desverger (4369) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - fuzzy golden to amber coloured pour with a small white head. Spicy herbal and fruity aroma and taste, some light citrus peel, cinnamon, clove, some sweet treacle notes, and some slight wooden nuance throughout. Interesting brew this.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 from an IP trade.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose is spice, curry leaf, pepper, tropcial fruit tones.
Taste comprises more pulped tropicana, mango, currification is much lesser than the nose, spice, light pineapple, vanilla, touch of booze.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol.
Ok stuff, surprised its not down as SHV though!?
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of light fruit, zest, and cumin. A sweet start but the cumin over powers. Not my cup.
Sledutah (6102) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Hazy golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of cedar and cigar leaves, lime. Flavors of cedar and mild smokiness
This would taste great with a cigar in hand.
Ferris (8128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Tequila, lime, cumin, pepper and some other spices. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Cumin, lime, pineapple and tequila in the finish. Interesting and complex, but not more than one for me.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. It’s hot. Its fruit vegetable quite interesting. Some heat. Ok. Herby. Tastes like a spicy veggie stew with sweet potato and pumpkin.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Fergus’ tasting (thanks Fergus). Poured a hazy orange, with a thin white head. Aroma of spice, cloves and mango. Zesty hop flavours, with some sweet fruit and nutmeg. Finish was mellow sweetness, dry grain and apples.
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 Bottle shared at the July 2014 Watford Tasting. Pours lightly hazy orange with a foamy, off-white head. The nose holds rich bread, some wood, ripe berries. Medium sweet flavor with some toffee, cinnamon, bread, ginger cookies. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with some spices, alcohol, cinnamon and ginger, cake, slight citrus rind. Fairly dynamic. Nice stuff. (July 2014, Score: 3.6)
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 Sunday tasting at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours clear orange-gold with a foamy white head. Big and sweet with light limey perfume, sugary bread, orange, spices. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with sticky, lightly toasted sugars. So so. (August 2014, Score: 3.5)