Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Light sweet citrus fruity aroma and a dry fruit, hoppy taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours to a brilliant, deep golden color, with a tight, white head that fades, and a soft to moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer has very good herbal/gassy hop aroma. The palate has good pale malt flavor, with light estery fruit, followed by more pale malt flavor. This beer finishes with malt up front, then ends with a vibrant, but short burst, of herbal/grassy hop bite that lingers. The bitterness in this beer is good. A good dose in the nose, and some good lingering bitterness on the tongue.Great session brew. I’d have no problem plowing through a few pints of this one.
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of malts.
Perfumed flavour of hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, but not cask @ the Brew Kettle 10/13/05: Hazy light amber w/ a lasting tight off white head. Herbal hops w/ a bready malt; diacetyl as it warms, medium high fruitiness w/ some green apples and apricots. Well balanced w/ buttery and herbal notes up front. A bit of caramel green apple flavor w/ a medium sweet finish and herbal hop aftertaste. Lighter body, but not watery, low carbonation, and a bit of a dry m/f. Drinkable enough, but diacetyl sort of takes over and becomes a bit overwhelming at some points and distracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer.
thebeertourist (5123) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a good, white head. Grassy and somewhat fruity hop aroma. Good bitterness, some grapefruit on a slightly caramel background. Light body. Quite nice, though not memorable.
rauchbier (3667) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Sainsbury’s. Gold, good initial white head but shortlived, moderate condition. Low honey and grassy hop notes in the aroma, Gently fruity in the mouth with slightly citric grapefruit hoppiness, some tinny metallic undertones, a touch of caramel and distant chalky yeastiness. Quite honeyed in the finish with the hop bitterness giving it a slightly Bohemian feel.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold. Small, short lived white head. Looks crisp. Aroma of piney, resinous hops and strong malt backbone. In the flavor some citru joins the hop party and a bit less malt than expected by the aroma. Medium/light body, lighter carbonation makes it incredibly smooth even with the big hops. Crisp, clean brew with dry, bitter, citrus finish. Great brew, could drink a ton of it.
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four-fingered cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear, amber color. Nose is hoppy. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts hoppy but is not overbearing, Finish is clean with not much bitter after taste. A tolerable bitter. $4.69 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Lubiere (11225) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden ale with a thin white head. Fresh hops in aroma, restrained and classy, with good malt base. In mouth, a souvenir of England, with restrained bitter fresh hops, honey notes, some nice little citrus, and those little treacle candies. Very nice. Bottle bought at Knightly Liquors, Orlando, 4.99$.
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
European style all around, esp in the yeast flavor and hop aroma. the nose is light and i was pleasantly suprised to find a nice heavy bitterness and hoppiness come through on first taste. reminds me of some american craft brews in the style, but definately carries a european flavor. kind of thin body though.