mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden ale, bubbly white head, fruity hop aroma, grapefruit flavour, good body, good temperature, strong citrus aftertaste
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange golden colour, little white head. Aroma with pronounced NZ hops, fruity Sauvignon blanc wine, grapefruit, lychee, floral hop tones. Light sweet malty flavour, fruity bitter hops. Very pronounced hops. Light to medium body. Long hoppy finish, quite floral. Nice!
(From cask @ ACBF 2012)
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ 5th ACBF 2012. A clear golden colored beer, with a white head, big bubbels. The aroma of fruits like citrus, flowery with notes of hop. The taste is dry bitter, sweet notes, fruits like citrus. The aftertaste is also sweet with hop bitter.
tommann (2768) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours deep gold with a medium head. Aroma is mango and peach hops. Taste is very bitter, piney hop on the finish. Mango on the aftertaste.
AshtonMcCobb (2675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Beer Hall.
Appearance - golden with a slight haze and a nice head.
Nose - intense mango and grapefruit.
Taste - loads more grapefruit with a touch of that sweet mango.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - the finish is almost too dry but still retains decent balance.
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Thick aroma, pineapple, gooseberry, mango, grapefruit, bubblegum, banana, slight clash of notes. Taste has quite resinous hops, gooseberry. Slightly oily with a clean slightly bitter finish. Some very nice elements but a bit odd for me
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden with tropical fruit flavours, orange marmalade and bitter pine on the finish.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Piney slightly catty aromas. Pours very bright yellow gold. Piney catty hops with hints of tropical fruits. Finishes light & dry. I like it and would like to try it cask conditioned.
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh
Golden, clear, frothy white head that dissipates, bit of lacing
Aroma - Pale malts, some hay, some soft grassy hops, bit of must
Taste - Better than the aroma - grassy hops, some resinous hops, sweet palate malts, bit of damp hay, some zest. In the middle, more bitterness but tempered by the sweetish hay malts. Unusual hops here, bit earthy as well. Quite complex. Not that fruity, more zest, grassy and wet hay.
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - more bitter here, now bitter grapefruit coming through and more zest, less grass. Quite a complex linger of hops left in the lingering
Overall - Hard to describe this one as it’s rather unusual. I liked it though, the bitterness seems to want to be overpowering but is always held back by the malts. It’s a very good beer
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep straw, white head.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, appropriately low CO2.
Hoppy taste, lime, yeast, nettles, blackcurrant leaves, malt, wheat, grapefruit peel. Easy drinking. (2012-02-14)