anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour. Small white head. Citrus and hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy flavor with lots of citrus and a twist of lemon in the end. Very drinkable.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a thin head with little lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a note of apple and candy. Light bodied and smooth.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of pale malt, big hops, some citrus. Flavor of light malts, citrus and some good hop bite.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If this is the future of Scottish brewing, hand me a kilt. This won Champion Bottled Ale at the 2004 Brewing Industry International Awards. It’s a very untypical Scottish brew in that it’s dominated by hop rather than malt. And it’s a lovely drop. It poured an intense gold with a tall souffle head showing great length and leaving dabs of lacework. There’s a nice summery floral aroma here, like Princes Street Gardens in June, with some underlying caramel and spicy hops dominating. (This manages to avoid that ghastly pasteurised boiled sweet odour that spoils so many bottled British ales.) It seemed a little lean in the body at first but nicely carbonated. It’s all tangy citrus, similar to an APA, with a long puckering finish. This is a very fine beer with a lot of bite. (500ml bottle, Megabeers, bb Dec 06)
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank this one out of the bottle. It poured and looked like your average lager beer. The smell was sugary but still rather bland. However, once this Scottish brew splashed in my mouth i was amazed. Very citrusy, a lot of orange flavors in there. High on the carbonation level which is not a bad thing for this style. The name speaks for itself.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 I have to admit it is a good beer, but my palate just don’t like beers like this, it is like too hoppy, I do not know at all. But defenitley, in cask is better, cool rodent.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of fruit was appealing. The taste had a citrusy tone (I actually prefer the aroma) with some malts/hops thrown in. This isn’t like the other British ales I’ve had over here. It has a the carbonation but the lemony angle sans a bitter aftertaste was a nice change. However, it could use more spunk in the long run.
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, light golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Citrusy aroma with notes of lemon and green tea. Perfectly balanced and very drinkable with hints of lemon and Tetley’s tea. Light-bodied, but satiny with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.
nonicman (6) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased in London from Saliburys Golders Green. Small head, low carbonination. Pleasant citrius aroma. Good hop spicyness with citrus bending with the sweet malts, a lingering bitter finish. Really enjoyed this bottled beer served at around 15C, nice to taste the hops.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very pale golden, with a small head. Rather low in carbonation. Very delicate and spicy hop character from no less than 4 hop varieties. Very refined and lovely. 040803