HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 18, 2014 at Craft Clapham (Craft 100 fest); keg. (as Hammer Islington Steam). Brassy refractive gold with a nice creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma of heather and grasses, a hint of lemongrass - acidic, nice. Taste follows - really more like a light session IPA than a lager - so I like it; honey/heather, plenty of grass and solid body. Chewy, airy, medium finish with a floral linger - quite a surprise - but my palate needed a cleanse, and this was perfect.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Islington CBC. Malty, earthy, grassy nose. Deep. Very earthy and dry flavor, some caramel and grain. Super dry and hoppy finish with a big hop burn. Dig it.
Martinus (4064) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, firm white head. Aroma of malts, light caramel, apricot, light straw. Light malty flavour, light straw, light bitter. Quite full body, light malty finish, straw. Quite nice.
(from draught @ the brewery, RBESG 2014, London)
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Crown & Kettle, Manchester. Hazy light amber shade. Short white head. Nose is orangey citrus, varnish. Taste has a lot of jammy fruit notes; near a kind of marmalade or strawberry jam flavour. The "steam" aspect is quite clear too. Not bad.
Desverger (4593) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@The Bull, Streatham, London (04/06/2015) - golden pour with white head. Fruity and pale malty aroma and taste, some grassy lemony hoppy notes, crisp on the palate, great thirst quencher, went down a treat, very nice.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my backlogg:
Draught at the brewery in London 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty bready caramell hoppy grassy aroma. Fruity hoppy bready caramell citrus flavour.
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy golden coloured beer that pours with a thin white creamy head. It has a grassy and fruity flavour followed by grapefruit on the smooth finish. A nicely full-flavoured lager.
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft floral fruit nose.. Juicy sweet fruits.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet fruits.. Juicy fruits
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, some acidity. Appearance: hazy gold, massive, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grainy malts continue, bitters remain and get slightly stronger in the finish, lively carbonation. Overall: OK for a Lager, but nothing more. Bottle from Hop Burns & Black, East Dulwich.
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Golden coloured body with shade of grey. Hazy, bubbly white head. Aroma of pale malts and lemony hops. Mild taste of mid-sweet citrus and pale malts. Soft carbonated. Smooth on the swallow. Satisfying thirst quencher (Shared on the train to Derby 20.02.2015).