tiong (5229) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml can from Ales by Mail. Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, hay, hints of butter and earthy notes. Taste is crisp, sweetish and buttery with hints of grass, hay and earthiness. Finish is crisp, grassy and earthy with some hints of hay and bready malts. Okay.
FatPhil (11516) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg (St. Andrews Brewhouse, Norwich)
Very pale, and with a keggy head. Pleasant citrussy pale-ale-like levels of hoppiness in the aroma. Fizzywatery palate. Very crisp lemony taste. Malts rather thin. Finish gently lemony. OK for fizzy muck, but it’s still fizzy muck. Nice use of hops though, that was the highlight.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is mellow with notes of grass and light tropical fruits. It’s a hazy brown-yellow hue with a white, messy head that has light retention and lace. The taste is lightly bittersweet - perhaps a bit more on the bitter side of balanced. The texture is oily with a zip of carbonation to keep it smooth. The light body is a dry bread crust, spice, mineral blend with a light tropical note. The finish is surprisingly smooth for a pils, but still has a crisp bite with bitter herb notes that hangs around in the cloying dank aftertaste.
minutemat (2780) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml can from M&S Foodhall, Shrewsbury. Drunk from the can like a boss. Light, clean pilsner with odd herbal notes, some hop bitterness and a soft malt presence. Can’t say I’d buy this again.
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Fosse M&S supped at sundown at Thalassa Atlantica, Kos. Opaque orange fatly headed with white. Odd aroma mingling vomited peach, cedar, banana candy shaped like pixie shoes. Husky base whipped with peachy fruit and traces of pine. Wisp of misplaced smoke for dessert. Some bile. Simple refresher not a billion miles from very nice artisanal Vap beer of Rodos.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at LCBF. Hazy orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is pale barley, biscuity. Body is medium to light, tingly, slightly foamy. Taste is malt syrup, barley, simple sugars, touches of citrus, crisp bitter finish. A very solid pils.
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and toasted malty. Bitter and toasted, light caramelish malty. Dry and crisp hoppy finish.
HerrBierkoenig (676) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 0,33l can, BBD: 25 MAR 2016, Pours clear golden to yellow liquid, small white frothy head, fell down quickly, Aroma: malty, citrus, light diacetyl, light aromatic herbal hops, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sweet, citrus, malty, herbal bitterness, Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Overall: good, enjoyable herbal bitter and citrus lager, some diacetyl on the nose, but still fine.
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy and lemon hops, creamy mouthfeel and decent bitterness with a clean finish. Really nice example and very refreshing.
flying_pig (1207) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Can from Marks & Spencer, Enniskillen (£1.90):
A decent beer, not as good as their IPA but enjoyable nonetheless. Light & easy to drink with some subtle hops, a little citrus as well as some light, pilsner style malts.