neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a tulip. Pours clear straw-yellow with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of fruit, both citrus and berries, along with grass, straw, honey and a touch of spic. The flavour is moderately bitter and increasingly so towards the finish. Notes of berries, honey and spice come through from the aroma. It closes with a moderate bitter grapefruit combined with a touch of grain. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice light brew with an interesting fruity note. Would make for a decent summer refresher. 2013-02-21
Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From bottle, courtesy of Frank. Light earthy sewage notes. Wheaty with an astringent tang. Hazy-cloudy pale amber with thin white dissipating head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts medium dry and dull with wheat and a flat hop bitterness. Light bitter berry flavor. Sulfury-sewage aroma permeates the flavor, too. Astringent bitter after.
strangehorse (27) - - JUN 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another citrus beer, though with more of a lager taste. Pleasant, without being memorable in any particular way.
Camons (3755) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Jesperhus Camping. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit, some citrus. Flavor is malt, sweet fruit, little gooseberries, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation. 070613
sulawang (418) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours translucent amber yellow with almost no head, a few very slow streams. A light nose consisting of citrus/gooseberry/passionfruit/peach.
Attack: 6/10-sweetness mixed with 4/10-sourness that fades + minor barnyard
Mid-palate: light malts, hints of apple, gooseberry
Finish: sharp transition to gentle detectable bitter hops, mild tartness, lingering hoppy bitterness
To me this is a "texture" beer as opposed to a "flavourful" beer; By that I mean that this beer involves paying close attention to the transitions of sweet -> sour -> barnyard -> fruit -> bitter hops -> tart -> lingering bitter finish.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint. Best before December, 2004...oops.
3.0 A: Lightly hazed orange yellow color. Appears to have no carbonation.
4.0 S: Very fragrant nose. Lots of floral and herbal notes. Smells like a craft store really. I assume a lot of the aroma comes from the gooseberries, but I don’t really know since I have no idea what a gooseberry is. Honey behind the flowers, lots of honey. Wheaty, wildflower funk, and light fruits. Unique and quite interesting.
3.5 T: Tastes like the nose, but is less potent. Honey, big floweriness, herbs. Light fruits, wildflower funk, toastiness. Lots of earth and a light mineral.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. No carbonation. Drinks like a thickened water. Not bad, but not great either.
3.5 D: I don’t know what this would be like fresh, but with a lot of time on it, it’s quite tasty.
Serving type: bottle
mzaar (932) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaska. Lätt dimmig guldfärgad med vitt skum. Doftar citron, våt hund och något som säkert kan vara krusbär. Krusbären mer närvarande i smaken, tillsammans med en krispig citron och örtighet.
Karol (114) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottled. overall not my type of a beer. gooseberry marmalade and citrus taste are not my type. I gave the whole glass to my wife and she loved it :)
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, shared by robotopera. Best by June 2010. Hazy golden - orange color. Little white head. Medium body. Lighter, smooth, brighter carbonation. More dry texture. Lightly soapy. Some kind of wildberry type flavor, what I assume is gooseberry. Some sweet, kind of blonde malty flavor. Light spice. Weird soapy aftertaste. Ok... Kind of interesting. Better than expected for being about 3 years old
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet tart gooseberry, honey, and bready wheat malt aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet nondescript berry, bready wheat malt flavor. LIght body, moderate carbonation. I liked it.
bartlebier (523) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle bierpost, BB 05/2013. - Pours an unctous pils-type gold with quickly collapsing head. Nose of cereal and lemonade, like a topfermenting Kölsch with stale honey. Hard to pick up on any gooseberry, but I get heather honey and coastal herbs (some tang, almost peat) fruit peel, qumquat, a pleasant late herbal bitterness. A dankish veil coupled with the undefinable green wild currant spice, mild but unexpected peat and oily mouthfeel make this less than refreshing, but not an altogether failed experiment either.