reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the pencilandspoon Beer Swap project.
I was slightly concerned with the pale lagerish smell as I uncapped it, however, once in the glass all was well. Pours a clear, pale gold with a fluffy, lasting white head. Nose of sweetish malts, orangey/grapefruit citric hops, candied fruits, wheat/hay and berry notes that emerge as it warms. Taste is again sweet pale malts and juicy, fruity citric hops, has a medium body, a slightly oily mouthfeel and ends dry and bitter with a little wheat in the finish. It’s not a bad beer by any means but for me the flavor falls just short of the promise from the aroma, if they could match that it would go from good to great.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - DEC 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a medium-sized foamy white head. Slightly sweet malty nose with delicate citrus-fruity hops and a tinge of anise. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Mild malty base with citric and flowery hops; moderately bitter noble hoppy finish. 13.XII.09
sound67 (460) - Offenbach, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, label has been updated.
Cold-filtered blonde pours a deep golden yellow with a big, soapy off-white head. Decent retention, generous lacing.
Aroma of citrus, yeast and some malt. Vaguely skunky subtext.
Medium-bodied blond ale with moderate carbonation. Rather thick, oily mouth-feel for a light (4.2 %) beer.
Citrusy hops dominate the flavour, but are balanced against bready malt - so this isn’t a true pale ale, more like a golden blond or lager. Some spicy herbs add to the texture, and the beer gets more bitter towards the middle. Dry, hoppy finish, lingering, very mildly bitter after taste.
A most agreeable golden ale that is very refreshing, but more complex than some. Very well balanced, not too light, not too heavy, and much better than many blond German or Czech beers. Drink irresponsibly!
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l: Gave fra Rune. Takker! Lys gylden på farge. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Litt uklart. Sterk og god fruktig aroma. Smaken er avrundet fruktig med en tørr bitter ettersmak som varer lenge. Et godt øl. KI=1
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Barton upon Humber. gold, lasting fluffy white head and good condition. Low citrusy hop nose with some green appleskin notes, quite soft and muted in the mouth with a gentle oily bitterness and slight graininess, low but lingering bitterness in the finish.
abemorsten (3194) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at La Cerveteca 27. June 2009. Smells of boiled hops and boiled vegetables. White dense foam with some bigger bubbles which sticks to the glass. Clear and bright. Unbalanced flavour. Too heavily hopped, overshadowing other features of the beer.
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Blonde, almost like a lager to look at, this beer tastes utterly delicious. The initial citrus hoppiness explodes on the tongue before leaving a glorious aftertaste which lingers and leaves you wanting more.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guest, cask-conditioned at the Orange Tree, Altrincham. Light gold colour with medium, lasting white head. Lightly toasted malt nose with citrussy grassy hop aromas. Pretty much the same in the flavours with a good finish, sweet but leading to a dry finish. Lightness of the palate make this an easy going summer beer.
Bullit (4162) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, no head. Aroma: cardboard, pale ale malts, bitter. Flavour bitter malts, very lager-like. Not much taste.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a moderate white head showing poor retention. Very nice floral citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is very thin (in keeping with the ABV I guess), but the flavours are nice: biscuity malt with floral and citrus hops in nice balance. Green-stick bitterness in the finish.