GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a large white head. Aroma is white pepper, herbal. Taste is herbal, coriander, citrus zest, peppery.
McNeillR (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden and greasy haze. Nice thin tight white bubbly head. Nose is sticky melon, ceramicy clove and tinny spice. Initial taste is a chalky sweetness and a quality boozey hum. Carbonation is firm and mouthfeel is taught and sticky. Finishes a bright fluffy marzipan buzz and lingers out and out clove spice.
Bottle, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting
jamestulloch (3291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Appellation Wines tasting. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange pith, spice and marmalade. Flavour of red apple and a hint of vinegar - unusual but not unpleasant. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Not the easiest to drink.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at appellation. Pours pale orange, nose is sugary, toffee, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, little harsh.
nihtila (2746) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Clearish amber. Nose is honey, pale malts. Tastes honey sweetness, fruits, cane sugar, marmalade.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl, I think.
Appearance - cloudy golden amber. Thin head.
Nose - orange into marmalade. Like a barley wine.
Taste - brown sugar and marmalade again.
Palate - mediumto full bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - good beer.
Evilkniamhel (392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours clear Amber. Aromas of honey, tangy orange, lime marmalade. Taste is sweet, slightly sour.
allmyvinyl (9250) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Rerate a fresh bottle, thanks to Tad. Up 1 on palate and overall. Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light almonds, hot alcohol. Taste is boozy sugar, sweet finish.
EdKing (2357) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Bright opaque golden amber in the glass with a medium to large soft white foam head. Nose is delightful. Big, fruity, floral, perfumed, caramel, toffee, bready, funky, creamy, floral blossom, hints of citrous peel, grass, honey. Lots of sweetness, with a stunning floral yeasty nose. Taste is citrous bitter, lemon, grapefruit and lime peel, caramel and toffee, grassy, straw, toasted grains. So fragrant and full of flavoured. Amazing beer. Nice bitterness on the finish balanced with sweet caramel notes and big big perfumed fragrant Belgian yeast.
Zlotta (1832) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, 2016 version (website says 9% abv, no information on the label), best before February 2017. Clear, golden yellow with a ridiculously large, very dense, stable, white to tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of dried apricot, clove, Belgian candy, banana and some grassy hops. Sweet, malty and slightly fruity taste of dried apricot, banana, clove, Belgian candy and some yeast, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, moderately yeasty-spicy finish. Medium to full body, effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Classic, sweet and satisfying, balanced by a solidly hopped finish, but the carbonation is too high. Very nice though!