Jimthechap (1820) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A surprise and a delight to try this in Dunedin, New Zealand.
It seemed well within style, being lustrous amber with a collar of whte head. A good sniff gave me redwood bark, spruce cones and rich nectarine and pastry tart. There was a significant bitterness that I enjoyed, drawing me to another, but being dissuaded Mrs Jimthechap who (I’m told) has a greater appreciation of common sense than I... especially after a few Margaritas.
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
deep, clear, amber color; caramel malt and piney hop aroma; piney hop flavor on a bready malt base with caramel notes
Ernesto987 (4069) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
No drinkability, completely harsh and sharp flavors, no balance, no hops, gross bomb
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium Amber with a foam rising to escape the bottle. Light scent, where’s the hops? More like an Amber than a pale. Some hops. Thin. Metallic edge. Spend a bit more and amp these up!
mmmbeer (1262) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle from 6’er (disco price of 6.99 at Walgreens, ha), served in a shaker- poured a transparent copper/amber color, low carbonation, wisps of white upon the liquid surface for a head, some lacing as the beer went into my tummy. Aroma of a pale malt, light mixed floral of pine and citrus. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt wasn’t soaked in caramel again (I wish brewer’s would do this more often), middle is non-existent, finish has some bread, yeast, and pine quality to it, and it lingers. Makes me crave deep fried avocado balls from a Mexican joint down the road- dang!
Stuartyboy (740) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Robbies Drams Ayr shared with Mr_H a deep golden brown ale malty sweet toffee flavours fruits finish
mr_h (3161) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - clear amber brown, some fine bubbles, thin cream head, sweet malty aroma, good lacing, toffee, carbonation on the high side
kwik-lime (1395) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Woody’s in Kingston. Decent balance and very drinkable but lacks the hops or character you’d expect of the style. Fine, but safe.
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Barley-forward beer without much hops. Pours maroon with OK head and lacing. Crisp grainy finish. Bottle.
kerenmk (2652) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Mexican restaurant not far from Fleet st. London, November 2014. Clear amber-red, fruity and some cherry aroma, fruity, bitter and slightly hoppy taste. Smooth, medium body, a little fruity finish.