martjoobolut (99) - ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle, BB 07.2014. Pours clear deep red-brown with small light tan head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma of pine, spices, grapefruit, rye is only very subtle hint in the background. Aroma isn’t very intense. Taste: intense sourness, caramel, pine, grapefruit. The finish is grapefruit bitterness with caramel and it lasts for some time. Lively carbonation. Overall: where is the rye? It’s more APA or even IPA, than anything else. Not a bad beer, just not what I expected.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, soap, grapefruit and biscuit. Flavour of toasted malts, floral bitterness, citrus, bread, birch and pine. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Clean, biscuity and quite bitter finish. Nicely balanced and quite rich.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh. This is a dark hazy copper coloured beer with red fruit and tropical fruit flavours, orange and pine notes with a creamy zesty finish.
migajos (17) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Cairn Hotel Rowanlea Bar, Carrbridge, Scotland. One of the best aromas, I’ve ever smelled. Very hoppy, very fresh. I’m not the biggest fan of cask beers, but that one was definitely the best I’ve ever had. Very hoppy in taste. Long bitther and hoppy finish. I’d place this ale close to IPA style.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival 12/9/13. Reddish ale, aroma of dark fruit and a spiciness in there; tasted pleasantly zesty, some wood and a breadyness. Nice and interesting.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy copper colour, mid sized head. Rich aroma of pear and grapefruit. Mid sweet with medium body and Clean, rounded mouthfeel. Peppery bread, strawberries and grapefruit.
RichTheVillan (1624) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; cloudy red/brown pour with small white head, fruity aroma, red fruit taste a hint of spice and citrus.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Blue Blazer, shared with Stuartyboy. Good lacing from a faint, off-white head. Mahogany coloured body. Blended aromas of leafy hops and dark malts. Malty taste, mid-sweet caramel leading to a malt-fruit hoppy ending. Fine bodied. Pleasant, well crafted brew (Edinburgh 09.08.2013)
Stuartyboy (344) - SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at blue blazer Edinburgh a deep Amber light brown beer with some malty sweetness and crisp citrus fruit pleasant if not spectacular
downender (5615) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Citrus hops, grainy malts, a lot of sweetness. Ok.