TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear golden color, very strong diacetyl aroma. Light bodied. Buttery, malty, sweetish, no bitterness. Unclean.
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Amber with small white head. Aroma of malt, a bit smoke, wood and caramel. Taste follows in the same tracks. High bitterness, decent beer
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big time diacetyl, some slight fruity and floral notes along with some ripe fruits too. Flavour is big time diacetyl, some slight floral and fruity notes along with mild crisp maltiness to it. Too bad the diacetyl is all over the beer. Probably not intentional.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is very unusual. It has little hints of a BrewDog IPA. Medium bodied. Some complex layers of flavour that begin with citrus and fruity hops, followed by grass and hoppy bitterness. Fantastic pale straw/amber colour. Great head and medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17th July 2011
Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Smooth palate, moderate carbonation. Dry. Sweetish malt with a trace of caramel. An okay balance of mild orange hops. Light crisp finish. Pretty drinkable.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Low carbonation and a gentle hoppiness. Medium body and well balanced/well bottled. Perhaps lacking in hops to be called an IPA but still a reasonable ESB. Nice label as well
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From bottle. Aroma of sour apples and tangy caramel toffee. Similar taste, lots of malt, it’s all over the place and full of unpleasantness. Tangy, sour, unbalanced. A serious contender for the worst ipa I’ve ever tasted. I hope my sink enjoyed it more than I did
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Apple, citrus and caramel
A - Light orange with thin to no head
T - Slight sweet to sour with controlled bitter
P - Medium and soft
O - Decent
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body, white head. Arom aof fruits, sugar, butter and malt. Flavour has phenols, peppers and cloves. Sweet fruits. Grassy, flowery hops in flavour. Strong and sturdy.
wheresthepath (1467) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500ml bottle from Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, nr Abingdon that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber, small white head. Good smooth resinous mouthfeel. Sweet, but it’s got just enough earthy, grassy hops to balance (although there’s little bitterness). Nice lasting floral finish. Rather enjoyed this one!