madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks Jack. Light haze, amber beer, good off white bubbly head. Palate is light and dry. Light grapey fruits go nicely with mellow vanilla oak. Light yeast. Fluffy airy finish.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange in color with a white head. Sweet malt nose of bread and hints of caramel. Some wine and oak, a touch of pear, light apple, and grape. There’s a light funk to the flavor, but still somewhat sweet and fruity. Pear, apple, grape, and perhaps some golden raisin. Bread, mild caramel, wine, oak, and a very slight tartness.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Jack for the CO obscurity. Pours clearish gold with a creamy, off-white head. Some ripe fruits in the nose, light alcohol, faint caramel, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with juicy, ripe citrus fruits, doughy bread, toasty sugars, more tangerines. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, light doughy malts, tangerines. Very decent.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, plums, oak, brown sugar, cookie and caramel malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, oak and dark fruity esters with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, carmel, fruittiness, light honey and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, fruittiness, carmel and light honey with a crisp dry lingering oak finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ B.R.A.D. Fest. Pours a somewhat cloudy whitish yellow appearance with a white head. Funky, white wine, somewhat spicy yeasty, lemon aroma. Tangy, just a tart, white wine, white grape, lemon, pear, tannin, oaky flavor. Fairly dry finish. Ok, so definitely not worth the high price tag.
GT2 (7693) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL thanks to t0rin0 or maybe brocansail. Pours a a hazy golden with weak foam. Nose is red apple, old apple sauce..a bit oxidized. Taste is sweet apple sauce. Fruity and estery. Wasn’t very good :/
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Cloudy orange color, white head. Sweet fruity scent. Sweet apple taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craft Clerko tasting, 07/08/13, thanks to Jack. #02168.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head which thins to spotting.
Nose is tarte fruits, funk, dates, orange yeast, light booze whiff.
Taste comprises caramel, yeast esters, farmy, light funk, tangy fruits, sugars.
Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dry yeasty finish.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
DLD 2012: Hazy coppery hue with a nice lasting head. Has notes of grassy and slight herbal hops, moderate white wine and oak, some nice farmhouse notes with just a touch of funk and earthiness. Very refreshing mouth feel and lightly dry woody finish. I really liked this and was happy it was not some sour’d bomb or over hopped version of the style.