eduardovl (956) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml served in a English pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow color forming a small, bubbled and white head. Low retention and only thin spotty lacings left in the glass
S: Sweet. Strong notes of herbs, blooms and honey. Deliciously spicy with a strong barley backbone. Notes of oranges and orange zest. Flowers... Some light notes of hops can be also felt in the end
T: Slightly sweet, as expected. Again, strong notes of honey and herbs. A bit fruity too, with notes of oranges, mainly. Very light hops bitterness, a very old ale, for sure. The barley backbone is a must. Delicious...
M: Light and a bit molasses body. Low carbonation. Sweet malts in the aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. A bit too sweet but, a classic old ale. My first Gruit Ale... Really recommended
[ BA Review @ 5/24/2014 ]
MrHult (328) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Ljusgul vätska med vitt skum. Alldeles för klen för mig... Händer inget.
Tarosama (57) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle. This beer was a present from my little daughter. Amber colour beer with frothy head. It has rich malty aroma and nice herbal finish. “Unique” is the word to describe. I will definitely try again.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer has a pretty cool and fairly unique aroma and flavor. while it immediately reminded me of a scottish ale (by way of a peaty malt aroma) it was hopped more and had a pleasant, slightly floral aroma as well. it pours a rather unassuming cloudy golden orange with a thin head that didn’t last. the mouthfeel is nice due to the dry finish, but otherwise is too highly carbonated. the flavor is like a multi-tiered scottish ale, with the smoky sweet malt up front followed by some spice and a hint of floral citrus. A nice beer."
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leicht süffig, im Abgang bitter
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Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy orange golden color with a white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Floral hoppy, some spices, malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium (+) body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, yeast, some spices, floral and malty.
Overall impression: Lovely ale for a good time in the evening.
Personal stats: Bottle from Oddbins in London, England
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well I didn’t know quite what to expect with this brew, but I was pleasantly surprised by this allegedly ancient Scottish offering. Pours a hazy light pale orange, looks like a crossover between a pale ale and a wheat beer. Aroma is of wheat, berries and herbal spices, intriguing. Taste is light, but allows for a variety of flavors to come through including the classic Scottish peaty accent as well as what apparently is the floral heather flavoring. Wheaty malt base, some orange citrus which may come from the yeast? Finishes clean and smooth. Very interesting, strikes me as akin to a wheat beer but definitely distinct. Earthy and exotic overall, recommended to at least give it a try!
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a little bit floral, as its taste. Medium carbonation. Refreshing.
Dem0niac (3) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interest, non-usual aroma with herbal hints. Body is not strong. On the mouth - mint and cranberry, strong caramel and chocolate notes, some nuts and cream on aftertaste.
mgajdaczewa (605) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Czyściutki jak lager w aromacie z gdzieniegdzie pojawiającą się ziołowością i kwiatami. W smaku posmak gruitowy, ale niezbyt intensywny, czuć wrzos i iglaki, wszystko razem tworzy słabe wrażenie. Nuda.