durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I usually like bitters, and I was pleased to find a beer I haven’t had a the Durham Bulls stadium, but this wasn’t doing it for me. Pours a clear tea-brown with a thin white head. Nose isn’t much... biscuity malt notes, some toast, mild crisp bitter hops. Taste show more bitter hops, but also quite sweet. Probably will go back to Foothills at the Bulls Stadium next time.
Holmen2 (306) - NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with contasting white head. Some lacing. Aroma and taste of pale toffee, English hops and orange marmelade. Thin mouthfeel
Holmen1 (1869) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske fra HelgøMeny i Hundvågkrossen, på Holmens aktivitetsdag mars-14: pent hvitt skum med kniplinger og nydelig ravfarge. Men her stopper også gleden. Synes denne har en lett og intetsigende smak, tynn og vandig munnfølelse kombinert med en kort ettersmak. Skuffende fra Goose Island.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar mørk gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell og humle. smak av malt og karamell. Supermarked.
Pyrmir (2714) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a hotel room, London. Dark golden with off white head. Aroma is biscuit, perfume, nuts, floral, and some yeast. Taste is similar, biscuit, toffee, toast, nuts, earth and spice. Very well balanced and pleasant to drink
BBHansen (20) - Køge, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home: Pours amber (unclear) with a powerful beige foam. Aroma malty with slight hints of herbal hops. Light mouth feel and a dry aftertaste
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the tap. Clear light amber brown with off-white head. Malty aroma. Malty taste, cereal, with some mild nutty notes. Medium body. Full taste to start, but dissipates into mild finish.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Solid amber color with burnt orange highlights; super-hazy, nearly opaque & topped with a creamy, eggshell head on top that leaves some generous lacing behind. Aroma is super malty; soft caramel, toasted nuts, lightly boozy toffee, earthy & leafy hop aromas, candied barley, & very subtle brown sugar. Taste is a little watered down & very light. Mild nuttiness, much less sweet than the aroma would indicate. Light toffee & caramel over earth, dirt, grass, toast, & a timid nuttiness. Mild, woodsy musk flavor with caramel covered toast & toasted nuts in the aftertaste... Small hint of yeast & wet wood. Lots of stuff packed into this 4.3% ABV beer, but the synchronization could be a little better.
Pershing (453) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with thin white head the quickly dissolves. Light hop and malt aroma. Nice amount of hop bitterness with a smooth mouth feel. Refreshing light finish. An excellent session beer.
tmplerns (6) - Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite unusual sweetish taste. Moorish, and distinctive sweet aroma I hadn’t smelled before.
Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint...OCCASION: snow day half done--part two of the storm, beginning now ... APPEARANCE: classic amber body with steady effervescence; beautiful snow white head that creates wonderful, patterned lacing... AROMA: butterscotch, hazelnut, and light yet fragrant hops are counterbalanced by the expected English bitter malts...PALATE: active, medium bodied yet easy-drinking, as the label advertises...TASTE: bitter indeed--slightly abrasive bite tempered by unmistakable ESB maltiness--drinkable and enjoyable, but not overtly winning... OVERALL: a strong representation of the style, with the proper strength, mouthfeel and flavor to elicit a sessionable night; a second quality offering from Goose Island, after the 312 Wheat...