ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, English fruity yeast, biscuit, citrus and light floral hops, bit of lemon zest.
T - Caramel and biscuit malts, fruity English yeast, citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops, very mild bitterness, bit of nuttiness.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and dry finish.
D - Nicely balanced. A bit of an English mix to it.
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, peach, pine, caramel, notes of bread and malt.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle @Papsoe’s. Deep gold colored body. Lacing blond top. Light grainy and ashy(!) malt aroma. Loads of earthy and rather unfresh grassy hops. Taste substatially bitter. Light papery and quite harsh bitterness. Grainy malt body, light to medium full. Oily texture. Bitter finish. Quite one-dimesonal and simple. [14.07.12]
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Day Two. Pours clear, orange-gold with a fine, white head. Bit of orange citrus on the nose. Light sweet flavor, some dry orange, some rind, some dry and leafy bitterness, fain dry caramel. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry finish with some rindy citrus, toasty caramel. Pretty basic beer but it makes for a nice drinker.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle, $5. Mildly hazy orange-red color. Thin khaki / off-white head. Leaves some loose lace. Nose of caramel malts, some hop. As much as I don’t care for the price, this is a pretty solid pale ale, although not outstanding. It’s got a nice unique fruity hop profile: some citrus, little dankness, maybe even a bit of pine in here. Moderate bitter taste, little sweetness. Medium / lighter body, smooth but at the same time crisp carbonation. Definitely an above-average pale ale, a nice sessioner. Unfortunately, the price is way above average.
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A typical light citrusy well balanced pale ale. Fresh on tap this is a nice thirst beer
How: Tap at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is slightly resinous fruity hops, mostly on the citrusy side. Taste is clean toasted malts with a round sweetness that is halfway between honey and caramel. Bitterness is smooth and round, fresh citrus fruits without much tartness and light resinous notes. This is basically a by-the-book small citrusy thirst pale ale, something that I found very drinkable on tap in Sweden but I don’t think I’d buy any of the bottles of this beer being shipped to my north-America, with a light pale ale like this, it is very fresh or not at all. Decent beer this Mad Dog, I don’t own a dog but if I did it would certainly be a mad dog, I’d name the dog Stay. Come here Stay, come here Stay, come here Stay.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Birch. A medium-dark orange brew with a big, fluffy head. Drinks with a nutty-woody bite up front, a bit of bitter orange character in the backdrop. Would’ve like more body in this one. (#4819, 11/10/2012)
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells a lot more malty than hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a little more (bitter) hops. Average on the palate. Alright.
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color. Citrus, melon and lychee in the aroma. Citric hopbitter flavor, somewhat oily and floral, with tropical fruit. Fairly long aftertaste with chewing gum. Medium bodied.
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, spices and a small hint of astringency. The flavor is caramel malts, mildly nutty, fruit/berries, citrus/lime and and a tangy/bitter finish.