Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a strong note of diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Just short of being a butter bomb. Otherwise dull.
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of a blond ale w/ some English characteristics. It is cloudy orange yellow in color w/ a head of mixed bubbles. Nose is very light and mild, slightly grainy w/ some faint herbal hops around the edges. Lightly sweet and malty w/ low carbonation giving the impression of it being a bit more weighty than it really is. This is very nice for such a light beer and I think mine was a bit the worse for wear from sitting on liquor store shelves. I would probably have to take a trip to England to taste this in its prime but I’d definitely like to.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off-white head leaving a neat lacework. Nutty aroma. Medium body, nuts and sweet caramel. Hops appear at first, but the sweet malts win. A decent quaffer. 080810
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of bread, fruittiness, honey and some light floral notes. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, citrus, light honey and light floral with a smooth citrus finish.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a hand pulled cask at The Whole Hog in Malmesbury, England. This came a clear yellow to orange color with a moderate white head and good lacing. Nose of malts with some citrus hops. Medium body and slick and oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Flavor is somewhat sweet with bitterness showing up in the finish. Quite decent bitter.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 1) Long-avoided bottle of Keith’s. Clouded apricot, big plume of foam- is this a wheat beer? N/a-like aroma of hay and honeyed cereals. Drab hay, honey and caramel flavour with bitterness but no hops or interest. Slightly amped-up version of the Morrisons Value Bitter I just tipped down the sink.
2) Cask, Earl of Mercia, Cov. Murky orange, fine white top. Dank plastic aroma, light pine. Signature dankness, cereals, pleasant butteriness, corn. Slight but not offensive. Plastic yeastiness, lemon barley. Better than the bottle. 526212.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear glass bottle, I think relatively fresh and not too light-struck for an English import. Best before 1 Jan 2011. Nose is very grassy and hoppy, essentially a continental pils. Dark golden pour is transparent with a loud rocky beige head. Taste is mild and lightly bitter with fizzy carbonation. Can really taste a lot of subtlety and character in the resulting graininess, very faint astringency and metal in with the grassy, mown lawn. Light honey. Medium-light body but filling and satisfying, nice little bitt-bitt.
FatPhil (8116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
6 Honey aroma, some dull grains
3 Mid orange, next to no head.
5 Minerals - calcium. Maltiness is good, but minerals dominate
2 Minerals minerals minerals
8 This yor folt!
Something obviously went wrong between brewery and glass. Should rerate.
Hermod (2590) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask @HBF 2010. Pours hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma is malty, slightly fruity. Flavour is seaweed, bit sour. Bitter finish. Didn´t like this at all.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at HBF 10, Helsinki, Finland.
Deep golden colour with tiny head and lots of floaters.
Yeast (slightly homebrew style), dust and sour apples in aroma.
Yeast and mild hoppiness. Short mild bitter aftertaste.
Watery yeasty brew.