Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Galvin’s, Bandon Rd. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow/golden with a thin frothy white head. Aroma is quite lemony, quite grassy, with some very delicate floral notes also. A little sharp on the nose, somewhat lagery. The taste is better, with initial light malty sweetness which has a certain sugary character to it, medium citrus bitterness, with more pronounced floral notes and quite a clean bitter bite. Slightly dry finish with a lemony aftertaste and some grainy hints, with soft carbonation. Overall, it didn’t give a great first impression and wasn’t quite as good as I recalled from my first experience of it a few years back, but still a tasty brew, particularly for the ABV!
dfearnley (1025) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to plastic cup at Hop Revolution 2 Tokyo
Wheat, lemon, lots of citrus
Yellow bubbly white head
Lemon, wheat, some bitterness
Christian (11207) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Pale golden with a small white head. Malty aroma of biscuit with notes of citrus and peach and a hint of diacetyl. Dry and fruity flavour
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken met benzai en dutchdrebus. Pilskleurig met een witte schuimkraag. Ruikt hoppig, fris en naar loempia’s. Smaakt hoppig, fris, citrus, "lemon grass". Voor dit alc. perc. best wel goed.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow golden color, medium sized white head. Nice aroma of hops, lightly malts, lemongrass, very fresh. Taste lightly malts, lightly a touch of fruits, hops, nicely bitter, lemongrass. Medium body, average carbonation. Superb session ale.
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy pale yellow colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells malts, hops, grassy, slightly plastic. Tastes quite malty, cardboard, some hops, slightly grassy. Nice body considering the abv, aoft carbo.
Mortlach (970) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/12/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fà (handpump). Bevuta a Birre Sotto l’Albero. Dorata, paglierino, lievemente torbida, schiuma bianca molto abbondante e persistente. Al naso malto, biscotto, note fruttate, deciso agrumato, pungente. In bocca è luppolata decisa, leggero attacco di malto, quindi finale abbastanza persistente amaro, secco e pulito. Corpo leggero, carbonazione soft. Ha una buona personalità, non male.
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Big fruity hop nose -- Citra and buttered cornbread. Medium straw, very light haze, almost no head. Smooth initial, with some tropical fruit, and a bit of peppery weight in mid / final has a tobacco juice rough edge. Interesting.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: hops, citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy, light gold. Taste: medium sour, light bitter. Palate: malty, long and bitter. Overall: very pleasant Golden Ale, very drinkable. Bottle from Odd Bins Pimlico, London.
elbernays (540) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy lemony yellow. White wispy head. Blood Orange aroma. Sherbert flavouring with grapefruit bitterness. Nice balanced beer but lack of alcohol reduces body and it is a little watery in finish.