scotty (1040) - - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Was really looking forward to this, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the bottle (after a long, shitty day at work!) and the contents erupted all over the kitchen worktop, floor and sink. I’ve been left with a centimetre of headless murky amber beer, with loads of "floaters", cant say I’m looking forward to this! Certainly smells ok, well hopped! This is also the case on the palate, the 6.2% is also noticable. Quite nice, shame about the disastrous start. There’s nothing on the label to suggest this is bottle conditioned, and it doesn’t seem to be infected as the "floaters" have now all sunk to the bottom, so I guess this was one of the last bottles out of the vat! Nice beer, but not impressed!
...... a couple of hours later and I’ve just been on the brewery website and it IS bottle conditioned, they just dont say it on the label!!
.......I’ve just re-read the description above and the first line says "bottle conditioned" !!! Well Done Gavin!!
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, light juicy pine, dry, bitter, sweet toffee.
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the mondiale 2014. Amber pour, small off white head. Big cereal aroma, breads, slight roast and some nuts with a touch of herbal hops. The finish is lightly bitter, and quite malty, but the malts are light. Nothing is over powering,,its all quite subtle from the bready, lightly toasted malts to the herbacious, grassy hops. A great balance of subtle flavours.
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Tweedies Bar, Grasmere. Deep amber with a thick yellowy-beige head. Big floral and pine aromas and flavours all the way through but with a good balancing sweet malt behind. Dry finish. Great beer.
czar (4105) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear hazy dark golden, red tint, with an abnormal off-white-greyish head, good retention and lacing. sweetish toasted malts, some specialty malts, carbonic acid, grassy, spicy and citrusy centennial and cascade, pepper. overly carbonated, light body, foamy, balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. obviously a bottle conditioning issue.. for a brew that seemed to be a more than decent slightly hoppy red.
lesifflebiere (1186) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière acajou plutôt foncé, avec une abondante mousse de couleur beurre d’érable. Effervescence générale forte. Le nez est en houblons tropicaux, zeste d’orange, ananas et mangues sont évoqués. Dichotomie d’amertume et de fruité, ce qui en fait une sorte de rousse à la fois fruitée et amère, et non caramélisée. Honnête, correcte, sans artifices inutiles.
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Hazy amber body with a lasting off-white foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and brown sugar hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, and grainy notes. Ends with a strong bitter/woody finish. Good stuff.
mathieuc (1141) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice red with a medium offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is piny and fruity, pretty pedestrian. Taste is really fruity, moderately bitter and offers caramel flavors along with some citrusy hops. Body is medium, carbonation high and finish was pretty bland. OK
marvelDim (8) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Deep red color. Short lived head. Dark berry aroma. lightly carbed. Nicely hopped.
Buongiorgio00 (718) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birra discreta che ha poco a vedere con una ipa, per quanto ossimorica. Molto maltata, dolce con una sfumatura amara e luppolata non troppo accentuata, che in effetti qualcosa a che vedere con una secchiata di rane ce la potrebbe avere.
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewtique, Macclesfield. Poured a murky purple brown amber with a thick yellowed off white head. Aroma is hops, spice, cleaning fluid, tobacco, wood. Flavour is caramel, quite sweet. Not bad but not great.