sound67 (520) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei, Munich, Germany ***
Beer: Crew Republic Foundation 11 German Pale Ale (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: American Pale Ale (APA) ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.6% ***
"Crew Republic Pale Ale is not an ordinary Pils, or Weizen, or Helles. It has been hopped three times as highly as a Pilsener for a genuine and uncompromising taste." [brewery note, my translation] ***
Colour: Hazy orange, with a small, off-white head. ***
Nose: Mango, grass, a wee bit of herbs, some caramel. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery at all. Modest carbonation. ***
Taste: Citrus fruit mixed with surprising caramel malts at the start, as well as pine and herbs. Hoppy and resinous middle, again with caramel in the background, and grapefruit. Resin features strongly in the finish, with some citrus and herbs in supporting roles. Long lasting aftertaste of pine, some caramel. ***
Impressions: Unusual for an APA in its initial malty notes, but then the expected flavours of pine and grapefruit kick in. A lot of depth to this one, but not recommended for those who prefer fruity APAs/IPAs.
charlotte (4813) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Clear brown colour with small head.Aroma of toffee caramel and nuts,even biscuity and hops,mild and bready with soft mouthfeels and caramel and malty finish.
TtV (253) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Misty amber, no Co2. White head that fades quickly. Aroma reminds me of pilsner, with some malt touches. The taste is bitter with little development. The beer is not very lively in the mouth.
MarkoNm (1745) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber golden color, topped with a fairly small white head, no real retention. Excellent lacing. Fruity aroma, sweet and fresh feel to it. Mildly biscuity aroma later on. Sweet and fruity taste, very nice mild bitterness in the finish. Very nice.
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma: mango, peach, grass
Taste follows with toffee, citrus, biscuit, bit of pine, pineapple. Light sweet, light to medium bitter, lively carbonation, oily texture, medium body, fruity finish. Nice balanced pale ale.
klm1 (509) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear/ haze golden colour with stable creamy white head.
Aroma is one of the best parts: without note of an alcohol and strong ester presence of grapefruit, lemon, mango and pineapple.
Flavor: also without presence of an alcohol, with sweet, fruity notes of mediterranean/ tropical fruits, with hints of wheat, bread. Taste is firstly sweet, at the moment with hint of tartiness, but finish is fruity sweet and long lasting bitter.
Malt sweetness is mild/ medium, hop bitterness is medium.
Body is soft, carbonation also.
Proper american style pale ale - another good brew.
doncho11 (9) - - AUG 18, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very beautiful sessionable IPA. With a lovely lingering sweetness. Very floral on palate. A wonderful beer.
deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick white head. Hazy golden pour. Nice refreshing bitterness. Good for a hot day
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, amber in colour with white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of resiny hops. In taste light sweet, fruity with resiny finish. Medium bitterness at the end. Nice sweetish IPA.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange with a small head. Strong and pleasant aroma upon opening. Fruity medium body and plenty of presence. A quite distinctive and impressive beer.