Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a big tan head. Malty, grassy, florel aroma and a sweet malty, florel, hop taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.
joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits, flowers and hops.
Flavour of malts, fruits, elder flowers and hops.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 23/10/2005. 500ml bottle-conditioned, from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington.
Hazy, deep, yellow-gold with little visible carbonation and a large, white, head that collapses to a skinny film. Lovely little floaties prove this beer’s claim of being an unfiltered real ale. Citrus and that herbacious, noble hop, aroma dominate the nose. Some background hints of crystal malt. Dry, dry, dry... little malt shows through in the flavour, it’s all hops, aloe vera, pepper, lemon leaves. Reminiscent of my first homebrew lager - dry and very hoppy. Long, lingering, bitter finish. Well made but a bit over the top, for me, in the hop department. I’m sure would be appreciated by lovers of dry APA’s or lager drinkers looking to try an ale.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with a nice white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of citrus as well hints of caramel. The flavor is very citrusy, malty, and spicy, but also with fruity notes of oranges, and with a lightly bitter end.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden appearence. Lively herbal-hoppy aroma and flavor, tea and fruit, solid long lasting bitterness with a mineral edge. Durham brewery is getting more and more respect from me.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Orange amber, rocky head. Spicy hoppy aroma. Excellent mouthfeel. Long hoppy finish. Really tastes like an American Pale. Lots and lots of hops. Yummy.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2005 Bottled. Pale amber, small head. Flowery nose. Dryish and richly malty, somewhat fruity with lots of orangey hops. Long bitter finish. Solid.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Bottled - leftover from DC gathering. Clouded orange colour. Lots of hop - pine, resin and citrus (orange). Very American pale/IPA in style. Some yeast and pale malt is evident in the flavour. Noticeably bitter. Enjoyable. (8/3/7/4/15 = 3.7)
RE-RATE. Cask (gravity dispense) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 2, August 2009 as Magnificat. Didn’t realize this was the same beer as St Cuthbert, which I had already rated. Amber colour. No head but quite lively condition. Fairly restrained aroma. Some sweetish fruity notes on the palate but finishes fairly dry. Long, fruity aftertaste. Very easy drinking for the strength. Not as much presence as expected. Not much like an APA either. (7/3/7/3/13 = 3.3)
Original score retained.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Leftover from the DC/VA/MD/WV/PA gathering. Had this the night of 11/21/04 in the hotel. Courtesy of chris_o. Clouded orange. Small white head. Nose is hoppy (citrus) and floral with milder sweet notes. Taste is suitably hoppy and releases more floral notes. Nice light maltiness in the background to balance this. Body is rather smooth but bitter. Finishes with more hops and citrus; light spiciness reveals itself as well.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Came out the bottle fighting, hazy caramel body with lively carbonation resulting in a large cloudy head that settled to wispy white. Yeasty aroma with emerging hoppiness. Short sweet maltiness overtaken by crunching hops and a rasping citric finish. Very drinkable for a 6.5% ale. Another first rate Durham ale.