Jimthechap (1820) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably one of the better gifts I received this year, if only for the packaging. The beer itself isnít spectacular but will do. Orange amber with some suggestion of white head that buggered off in short order. Sweet malty aromas of cracked malt biscuits and toffeeish brown sugar. This is very much evident in the flavour. Tasty enough, but Iím conscious that Iíll probably need a shot of insulin with this.
BlackHaddock (4240) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle: BBD the end of June 14. This Christmas present was opened late on 7th Jan 14 and poured into an Abbot Ale tankard at home while everyone else slept.
Slight haze to my golden/amber brew, the head a thin white covering that soon became a wisp and collar.
Piney hop nose with a citrus front, that citrus smell carries on into the taste and almost hides the biscuity maltiness that is within the flavours once the beer calms down in your mouth.
A bit too citrusy for my liking, but others love those lemon and lime like flavours from whatever hops the brewer chooses to use: itís not something Iíll have again but it suited the sliced ham with herbs and Welsh cheese I had with it.
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is fruity, piney hops, some winey notes, Flavour is quite bitter, some liquorice and a hoppy finish. Decent.
berkshirejohn (4702) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from Longacres, Windlesham. Pale amber with a white head; citrus aroma; caramel citrus taste; with a clean finish.
MrHangover (2865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a clear amber beer with light white head on top. Aroma is very faint, light grains and malts going on, nothing more. Flavor is medium sweet and itís fairly uninteresting really.
jmgreenuk (5136) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is creamy caramel hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malty hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Ideal for a session.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured light yellow with a small white ring. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour of tangerines and bitter hops.
Benzai (9143) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter, lightly fruity. Not bad at all, a lot better than expected.
worldbeertaste (1702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium light gold with a white frothy, lasting head. Nice tropical smell with malt, caramel and fruit. Tastes of sweet fruity, malt, with a bitter grassy, acid citrus finish.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Deanís Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.