johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy and yellow appearance. Some bitterness and left lots of lacing. Slightly acidic which was a bit off putting.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, 4.8%. Citric/sour aroma. Cloudy/muddy orange colour. Sour flavour, strangely bitter lemon
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy orange color with afluffy white foam. Rounded aroma of lemon, soil and mild spices. Medium-bodied with notes of honey, Seville oranges, almonds lemon-peels and grapefruit. Dryish finish of grass and lemon with touches of almonds and soil.
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Cloudy deep golden, minimal head. Milky lemony nose. Dry and tart, quite hoppy with lots of grass and grapefruit. Somewhat smokey with citric bitterness that starts early. Bears signs of infection in it’s infancy.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate: bottle at Chris O’s Post GBBF Tasting.
Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Spicy, fruity and infected. I’m done.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some peas, nectar and mild notes of cardamom. Flavour is fruits, acidic notes as well as soe mild leatheryness.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Hazy amber with medium white head. Cardamum in the aroma. Sour flavour that is clearly infected.
wheresthepath (1526) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 [500ml bottle direct from the brewery, relabelled as WheresThePath Trail Ale for my brother’s 30th Birthday under the brewery’s superb bottle personalisation service]. 16/5/2008: Moderate but lasting head, soft carbonation, slightly bitter with a continental pilsener flavour but with sweet syrupyness coming through in the aftertaste.
Re-rate 18/9/2008: Poured gold with a ridiculously large head this time (has it been fermenting somewhat in the intervening few months?!). Initially grass and hay, developing through honey into a sharp/sour grapefruit flavour. Lots of malt in the aftertaste, a little bitterness and some sweet syrup left on the tongue. Interesting and nicer than I remember - have upped my rating accordingly.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival. Pale gold, sticky white cap. Spicy honey and yeast aroma. Sweet toasty honey flavor. Simple, unpretentious, pleasant.
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask , gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 08 Poured golden with a white thin bubbly head and the slightest hint of haze. Aroma was of warm wet straw, not at all unpleasant, but not what I expected. Sweet flushing citus to start but the sweetness outstayed it’s welcome a bit and rather held back what could have been an even better, hoppier beer with good fruit bite.