HopfenWeisse (666) - - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From old backlog. Clear dark amber colour with big head. Aroma is toffee, nuts. Flavour is caramel, sweet.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 30.11.2010
Aroma is sweetish with toffee, some caramel and hints of hay. Flavour has lots of toffee, some caramel, English hops and hints of biscuits. Quite typical English Strong.
Wolfbass (741) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Non male, bevuta in un chioschetto al piazzale Michelangelo, molto maltosa ma non stucca, è garbata anche alla mi moglie...
GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en dic´11. Color cobre brillante. Tránslucida. Espuma marfil de burbuja pequeña. Corona cremosa con buena retención. En nariz: levadura, hierbas, lígero especiado con notas de uvas. Entrada chispeante seguida de amargor de frutos secos. Maltas moderadamente tostadas y suaves resinas con matices de peras. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada.Retrogusto afrutado. Asimilación muy agradable, refrescante y sabrosa.Comentario: si estas indeciso, pide una Fuller´s pues aunque no sea la mejor de las suyas, no te arrepentiras.
500ml bottle. Pint glass.Enjoyed on dec´11. Bright copper color. Clear. Off-white ,medium size bubbled,froth. Creamy crown with good retention.Yeast,herbes,slightly spicy with grape notes to the nose. Sparkling upfront followed by dry nutty bitterness.Mildy toasted malts & smooth resiny with pear hues. Medium body, soft carbonation.Fruity aftertaste. Very pleasant drinkability, refreshing & flavorful. Comment: when in doubt order a Fuller´s one even not being the best of theirs you will never regret it.
maekchu (1086) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong malt , raisins and almost prunes, resiny, fairly pleasant aroma. Orange-red with little head and sad thin lace. Slightly metallic sort of burnt malt flavors, a bit of tail end hop burst. Fades very quickly. Light to medium body. Sort of harsh aftertaste, leaving a stinging sensation on the back of the tongue. Not entirely unpleasant, but i really wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a sitting.
neongolden (166) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500mL from LCBO) Pours a clear deep copper with an inch of fluffy white head. Aroma not too strong, dominated by sweet caramel malts with some fruit and a little nuttiness. Flavour is sweetish caramel and grain from malts, a some nutty notes, and a core of dry, bitter but not particularly flavourful hops. The finish is dry. Carbonation is soft and pleasant, but the beer is oily and not as rich or full-bodied as I hoped. Seems more like a dark bitter than a strong ale.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramelized malt notes is interesting. Taste is dominated by dry malt notes, maybe a bit too dry and almost astringent. Some fruity aromas are also easily noticeable though harder to detect when tasting this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good but a bit too dry for my own taste.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper, off-white head. sweet light-roasted malts, some smoke, some spices. Nice body and carbo. Medium bitter aftertaste.
Arborescence (29) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber. Pours a moderately thick head.
Caramel sweetness, malt, toffee.
Starts as a typical English Bitter, but a toffee-like sweetness overwhelms quickly. Tastes like an English winter by the fireplace! There’s plenty of hops lingering about too, the mixture of different hops creates a nice balance.
I’ve missed beers like this, I tended to drink much more of pretty standard English bitters when I lived in the UK, but much less so since I moved back to Finland (and in the US), for obvious reasons. Not that this is a standard bitter; it has a more complex hops profile and the crystal malts create a lot of sweetness, appropriate for a Winter/Christmas Ale
kevinsenn (550) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle from LCBO. Attractive clear reddish brown. A pleasant, but very weak, aroma; can hardly smell it at all. Taste is good; slightly sweet, creamy, and smooth up front, leading up to a hoppy bitter bite in the end. Nice English ale.