saxo (17004) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Thorkilds, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, flowers and malt. Nice bitter finish.
biir (838) - Berlin, - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2016 Dark orange, bronze color. Malty, grainy, , head disappers fast. Some hidden fruity notes. Good to drink.
bartholos (243) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange hazy hue with a small white rocky head. Strong smell of tropical fruity with a sweet caramel note. Aroma of passion fruit and mandarin, light citrus notes without bitterness. Starting off sweetish it gets medium bitter soon and turns into nice bitter finish. Very pleasent and easy drinking while still full flavor. Flavor is also fruity with a somewhat stronger malty note of caramel. Medium carbonated with a medium body it a keeps a refreshing lightness and a straightforward flavor profile but still offers some complexity to be discovered. It leaves a medium strong fruity light bitter aftertaste and stays for quite a while. Very good.
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Muddy, dull amber. No head. It ultimately smells like Weet-Bix™, which for those who don’t know is a very dry, grainy cereal block available here in Oz. And little else! Drabby, pasty, yeasty, bready; little to no hop. Ugh! What has happened? Assured it was in cool transit to Australia and cool stored once here. Not worth the rate but here it is.... Honey sweet, prunes and oxidised sherry. Nasty autolysis going on in the swallow - well least it was bottle conditioned. Third beer in a row of bad form. Not the right time to buy a lottery ticket!? (33cL, BB 01/10/15, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)
Marduk (6438) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Fruity, pine needles, faint citrus, plenty of malts in aroma. Malty, sweet, faint caramel, citrus in taste. Malty citrus in aftertaste. Light malty body. Average brew.
sound67 (702) - 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 (5193) - 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 (407) - 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 (2388) - 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 (1228) - 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.