JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with orange shine, cold haze; slight orange head, lacey. Nose yields caramel and colour malts, and fine hops. Malty underbuild with hoppy surroundings in the taste. Surprising for an American, this tastes very British. Including the mouthfeel and aftertaste, both rather empty - just the hopbitterness, and a little oiliness linger on. It starts off proudly American, then turns out to be prominent British, and finally fails to deliver both goods. Ay. Expected better from this much-vaunted ale. I don't know if it's for export, but my label states 5.0% ABV.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Malty with citrus hops and a touch of tropical fruit. Rather light-bodied and quaffable. Very nice!
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour, with 2-finger, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, some honey, corn flakes, peanuts, bread. Very unique aroma. Tastes malty, with a big corn flake taste and some honey at the finish. Semi-dry palate. This beer is very unique, and very good.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle, from Safeway. Clear gingery colour with an off white head, receding to a collar and thin covering. Very pronounced grapefruit aroma, with an underlying malt character that is dry and rather dull. More citrus, on the palate, with a distinct "hop juice" feel, leading into a tart, slightly tinny, aftertaste. Again, there’s something dry and a bit dull in the background. Sharp, but I wouldn’t call it zingy and the mouthfeel is on the thin side. Ended up a bit like chewing a lemon. I think this needs to be consumed really fresh. This wasn’t (the best before date was illegible).
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend that brought it home from the USA to Sweden.
Brown color. Scent and taste is well balanced by malt and hops. Nice enough bitterness.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 2013-12-14. No notes. Okay, relatively malt forward 3.2 overall. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami
2006-07-XX. Amber brown with a fingers worth of fluffy white head. Light sweet toasty malt aroma. Mild bitterness and toasty malt. Average palate. Nothing special but enjoyable. Bottle
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle, thanks to Finn H for sharing. Unclear, orange coloured body. Faint amount of off-white head. Malt-fruity aroma. Citrus and malts in flavour. Mild ending with dry bitter hops. Half way pleasing (Tromsø, 02.06.2011).
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was a little disappointing to me because it was not too heavy in the hops department. I don’t know if that is a regional thing (west coast APAs seem to have more bite) but this is still a well rounded and smooth offering from Goose Island.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle from Whole Foods. Wasn’t gonna drink this but Rudiger opened it "accidentally" after we had been on a bender so it got a rate. Amber colour with a faint white head. Sweetish with toffee and some slight orangey notes. Slight wheaty malt. Run of the mill.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear darker golden pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Nice intricate lacing as it went down. Nose picked up some sweetness from caramel malt as well as a subtle spice bouquet and some floral hops. Flavor found all that the aroma had to offer. Somewhat dry and slightly oily on the palate with a medium-lasting citrus hop finish. Tasty little ale.