Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Into a pint glass. Clear, medium straw color with two fingers of foamy head. Head held through the entire pint. Quite aromatic in the pour.
Nice smelling bouquet of citrus and spruce.
Big bitterness upfront, mellow sweetness in the middle, pine bitter finish and aftertaste.
Silky crisp texture, low carbonation.
Cannot go wrong with this one. It’s the benchmark of its style and of craft beer in general.
kaserov (26) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma mínimo pero agradable. Color dorado, más bien oscuro. Ligera capa de espuma que no se desvanece, consistente. Sin mucho rastro de carbonatación. Sabor intenso. Se nota que está lupulada pese a que mi nariz no lo capte. Intensa pero fácil de beber, a la vez con muchos matices. Cada trago es, de alguna manera, diferente. Muy recomendable para beber en cualquier momento.
BrettGT (131) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of honey, toffee, herbs, orange, grass, spice.
Pours clear copper with a dense white head.
Taste is medium to lightly bitter and sweet. I’m surprised by the unique taste of this one - it has a basil note to it in the taste which at first was weird but actually is pretty good. Otherwise it has bready, herbal, grassy and toffee flavours.
Medium body, pretty easy drinking, medium soft carbonation and a grassy herbal finish. I got this fresh for just 2,5 euro - certainly a well deserved, iconic go-to ale.
bunget (800) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep golden body, big beige head with decent retention. Aroma of caramel malt, herbs, hints of orange jam, basil, honey. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, caramel and a touch of pine. Classy!
bartlebier (3306) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
About a 6-pack of 12oz bottles every year since 2010-2016; also served during What’s Brewing 101 and sampled at tastings 2016. (This rating based on Bier&Co/Bierlinie import bb02/2017.) - Bref: This quintessential APA’s sweet & zesty aromas and appearance are marked by delicate nuances, its taste is straightforward and of an uncouth simplicity - natural carbonation in league with UK ESB’s tealeafiness makes this extremely moreish and addictive. - Easy parallels drawn to the US character are entirely coincidental. - Ap: lovely orangeat copper, impressive organically dented head. Ar: lemon candy, ice tea granules, flower petals, Thai basil, caramels. T: mainly dry grapefruit and lemon candy and sorbet with a classical zesty bitterness stopping short of pine. A tealeaf dryness (flowery Orange Pekoe, Lady Grey) and delicate carbonation crown this beer’s straightforward appeal for me. Simple layer of toasted malt biscuit with a caramel edge does the job. Lingering orange rind and pith bitterness, quenching and drying. - In league with Fuller’s ESB in terms of classic Anglo-American ales. Is it the whole cone hops that make this beer feel so natural? Can easily cut through a 6 pack of this classic when nearer to the source.
PotjeBier (2625) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle @ a friend’s. Clear golden to orange color. Rocky off white head. Aroma’s: fruit, ale-yeast. Fruit, some herbal hops and light malt retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter with light sweetness. Medium bodied. Long, moderate bitter finish. I’d like to retry this fresh from draft, if I ever make it back San Fran.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has hints of pine and light caramel, along with some grapefruit, taste has citrus, sweet caramel, tangerine, bitter grapefruit, smooth mouthfeel.
flashpoint999 (9) - - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased in Booths supermarket. 35,5cl. Good head and appearance, undistinguished medium bitter taste. Although likeable slightly malty after taste
CofradiaMCarlosV (31) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer smelt much better than it tasted We found it lacks some taste to be a good beer.
Kobracai (103) - FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma. A bit weissy. This is like a mix of pils and weiss and ale. Sweet and hoppy. Noticed this one in the book 101 beers to drink before you die.
Mishnok (54) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330ml can. Copper gold with white head. Citrus, biscuity taster with hint of bitter in aftertaste. Easy to drink.
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