GoufCustom (1465) - HONG KONG - MAR 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle bought at Market Place by Jason’s in K11, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Cloudy hazy straw golden honey colour with a cloud of misty yeast particles; Half-finger head with white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with active small carbonation; Sweet and fairly pungent aroma of thick Ale malt, with sick floral, syrup, strong citrus, lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of fair ale malt, with light floral, carbo,
Very light caramel, molasses notes, light spices, dry bread, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and quite strong grass; Mid to light body. Quite slick palate; Mouth feel is fair Ale maltyness in a very slick background. Citrusy lemon dominates with light floral and moderate sweetness and carbo. Dry bready and a bit spicy round with strong lemon rounding. Not bad… Hoppiness is pungent floral, strong citrus, lemon and grass in nose; Light floral, carbo, spices, strong lemon strong grass in taste; Bitterness is close to strong for a lasting, mid-astringent sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Citrusy and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is a significant step-up from the thin and tasteless Original Pale Ale of the same brand, with thicker maltyness and much stronger lemony bitter hops. It still feels cheap, though, with that dirty yeasty looks, sick floral smell, bland hop taste and pretty strong sweetness with lesser hop balance. A cheap thrill, so don’t take this one seriously.
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 37.5cl. Poured into a shaker. Clear pale amber (pouring it carefully because of a lot of sediments), tall frothy white head, half-way lasting and fair lacing; aroma pale malts, grain, grass, bit bready; taste is medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, average duration leading to a light dry finish; medium body, watery to oily texture, average carbonation; fresh but quite plain.
Nurmis (247) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from alko. Pours hazy amber coloured, quickly diminishing white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is has bready malts and yeast. Taste is light to medium bitter mostly. Nice Pretty easy to drink, but not watery. Good.
bigbish (683) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didn’t write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Una cerveza curiosa, con trozos de malta cruda en el interior que brillan con la luz... su sabor correcto y agradable. Volvería a probarla.
Theodopilos (68) - - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from dan murphys, into pint glass, aromas of fresh bread and yeast, malty flavours coming through with a slight bitterness, good lacing with a thin head, very refreshing on a hot Queensland summer day
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; pour hazy amber with a thin white head; slightly sweet aroma of fruit, yeast, and a little malt; taste is malty with some fruit and yeast; finish is slightly bitter; fairly plain but okay
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lager like graininess. Moderately dry. Pours clear yellow-gold until the yeast was added. Cereal grain. Really tastes like a pre-prohibition lager.
Milter (682) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meget behagelig blond ale fra Australien. Frisk smag, frugtagtig karakter. Tilpas sødme.
manthropology (8) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m slightly biased toward this beer. But it’s what every traditional Australian beer aspires to be. Fresh, crisp and nicely bitter.