ALLOVATE (2223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bottle I’ve had lying about for around a year or so now.
Cool but not cold and into a Pilsner glass. Bright, orange copper body. Big, big, rocky white crown is ever-growing fuelled by a lot of fine carbonation. Looks good, the head needs to be chewed off to get to the beer though. Molten toffee nose with hints of candied almond praline and marzipan, a little unexpected. Sweet start, toffeeish, with a descent malty mid-palate and mildly spicy back-end. Light in body and rather flaccid in mouthfeel. Rough, weedy swallow with a little tree-bark and peanut peelings lingering shortly. Not much here, too shy on flavour but what it does have isn’t too pleasing. One for the re-rate bin! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)
crispi (103) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cold from fridge. Served into a snifter. Light ruby amber. Some essence of apricots. Not too hopped.
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Monks, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber/orange color, small head. Candy aroma, sweetish, toffee, vinegar notes. Malty flavor, sourish notes. Buitter, some hops. Vinous, maybe about to get old?
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL. Pours a hazy orange with a decent, semi-rocky, creme head. Good lace. Aroma of grass, orange perfume, toffee, toast, light caramel, something a bit sickly. Taste is grassy bitter, dry, watery, soapy, light toast and cracker.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm (As Gippsland Bitter). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is berries, wood and some slight fruityness. Flavour is the same with a pleasant bitterness to it. Quite pleasant, even though it’s rather berryish in the flavour.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm, 2 Nov 2010) Golden amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty nose with bread, buttery malt and cream toffee. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of bready malt, butter, cream toffee and a mild citric bitterness in the finish. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Nothing spectacular, but highly drinkable and quite tasty.
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
28th October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Cloudy gold beer. Residual white head. Dry palate. Dry malt with a touch of honey and some very unwelcome sulphur. Minerals. A bit of orange hop and a mildly bitter aftertaste. Finishes dry. Drinkable depite the suphur.
Leighton (8748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours a light, hazy amber with a soft, white head. Delicate hop aroma with some bread. Lightly sweet, with ome grass and herbal bitterness. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Finihses with pale, bready malts and light, herby hops. Perhaps a little above average.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 fantastic beer. heavy on the butterscotch, but with a toffee backdrop. had on tap at young and jackson in melbourne
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose is extraordinarily malty, with loads of caramel, toffee and butterscotch.
Similarly malty flavours before a challenging bitterness rolls through. Unfortunately its quite dull and almost metallic (the bitterness that is). Malt character is great though.
A bit too watery.