fiulijn (19338) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 2006-10-09, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Light amber color; huge, frothy head. Flowery and fruity hoppy aroma, gentle (sweet grapes, peach). Dry and light body structure; some malt, but metallic touch; bold bitterness, but with metallic resins. I tried it some other times and I liked it more…
2005 October, 7-4-6-3-12=32
Cloudy amber color; huge rocky head. Nice hoppy aroma. Reasonable malty body, strong bitterness, a bit astringent and metallic at the end. Average. Unbalanced.
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Rake. Wet paper nose, thanks Ken for spotting that. Lot better in mouth. Good pale ale, good freshness in mouth. Not sure about the aroma but the finish is hoppy enough. Easily do 5 pints of this in an evernt. Little bit sweet. 3.3 mostly for the palate which is excellent.
saxo (16960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at EBF Copenhagen. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers and hops.
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper brown, small off-white head. Malty, a bit hoppy and weak nose. Sweet malty, grassy hoppy. Dry, weak hoppy aftertaste. Quite drinkable session pale ale, more interestring than many others from this style.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Great Divide. Golden orange pour with a white head. Floral hops, orange, and a bready malt nose. Sort of doughy, a bit of caramel, and earth. Flavor is big on the dough sweetness. Biscuit, caramel, bread, and toast. Some grass, earth, and a hint of orange.
Oakes (15796) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a dense, rocky head. Earthy, sweaty, slightly piney aroma. Fairly bitter body, woody overtones and toasty, whole grain undertones. Dry finish. Balanced and flavourful session beer.
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5cl bottle. Pours clear copper with a great white head & creamy lacings. Aroma & taste are hoppy (citrus/piney/). Malty buiscuit, soapy & bitter. A bit harsh. Medium to light bodied. Fresh, crisp & quite drinkable!
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Dark red/brown small white head. Aroma/taste Fresh hop (grass, pine), malt. Though the taste isn’t as fresh as the aroma. Aftertaste: Hop and almost chokloade bitterness.
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Liz. Pours clear bright copper with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is floral with slightly roasty malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor starts roasty malt followed by a low dose of mostly floral hop. It’s bitter and finishing towards dry. Drinking good.
FatPhil (14002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Rating is average of 2 tastings - bottle and keg
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Typical unsophisticated US style overrelyance on hops to carry a beer. Unbalanced, lacking a full malty body, and instead being sticky and sweet. (4-3-5-3-12=2.7)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009)
Pleasant, gingery, hoppy. OK quaff. Sherbet finish, sweet palate. Nice. (6-4-7-3-13=3.3)