mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - amber brown with sediment, thin white head, pine, bit of fruit and malt on the aroma, no lacing, red malty, toffee flavour, carbonation on the high side,
Stuartyboy (634) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a red amber beer with hoppy nose some malts swert grain big hoppy finish quite pleasant
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark orange brown, not much head. Toffee resin aroma. Dry toffee malt flavour Bitter aftertaste. Solid amber ale.
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’14. Reddish amber with white head. Mid malted beer, fruity sweetness with a hint of graininess then a nicely hopped follow through, fruit cocktail in character. Pretty reasonable in my book.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 11 Apr 2014) Reddish amber colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, caramel, toast and rye bread. Malty, fruity taste with notes of red fruit, rye bread, caramel and a sharp resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Possibly not perfectly balanced, but very tasty. Nice one.
wimpyjoe (3749) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Deep copper-red with a small creamy slightly off-white head. Fairly strong in the palate but has an underlying sweetness most notable in the nose and somewhat smooth tasting.
AtronSeige (557) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: High hops, fruity, floral, passion fruit
Appearance: Clear copper body. Medium tan head. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, grassy, floral. bready, spicy (nutmeg), lingering bitterness, passion fruit
Palate: Medium-light body, high, creamy carbonation. dry finish.
Overall: Again, the high bitterness is not something I would recommend. I enjoy it, bit not something I would give to a noob.
330 ml bottle. Thanks Andre!
10B. American Amber Ale
s_hartshorne (1224) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Red amber colour thin beige head lacing. Aroma is fruity piney hops. Taste is same nice dry bitter finish. Medium body. Good stuff.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at N1 Islington, Saturday 19th April 2014 Pours mid/dark brown bubbles at edge, slight sour edge creeping in on nose (getting tired) taste is merely ok, fruity, malty. Ok A5 A3 T5 P3 Ov11 2.7
Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured a clear amber with a dense, off-white head. Aroma of redcurrents, straw and cheese. Citrus hop flavour, with some bitter grass and corn. Finish was very bitter resin, blackcurrent and dry grain.