BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half-pint, gravity fed at the 36th CAMRA Cotswold Beer Festival 21st July 2012.
Golden, almost yellow body with a pure white head.
Mini hop nose, with traces of malty molasses.
The taste was floral hop, light flavoured and also too lightly malted for my sweet malty taste buds.
Only 3.6%ABV I know, but still a bit thin for my liking; didn’t hold my interest so l;ooked for something else very quickly.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Hop-accented aroma with herbal spice, a subtle fruitiness and resiny, slightly woody notes. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery; crisp and slightly sharp carbonation. Soft malt-character with a good dash of hoppy flavours leading into a dry and hop bitter finish. Another light but also tasty hoppy Ale from Scottland. 23.VI.12
TimE (3146) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light golden color. Lemon, lemon peel, light bodies. Moderately hopped. Light and enjoyable.
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and fruitiness, some citrus hoppyness. Lightly sweetish bitter with - OK body and hoppyness for 3,6% bitter.
EithCubes (4842) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle BBE SEP 12. Nose starts with an interesting grain-basil note before slowing down into normal Bitter character. Dull clear golden body with a short beige head. Lightly sweet taste with light bitterness and a juicy sort of grain, Maris Otter here is misused, a little metallic to boot. Fruit is nearly absent, medium body, too much iron.
Idiosynkrasie (3748) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge collapsing frothy white head. Fruity and slightly floral hop aroma on decent malt basis. Light body, slightly watery taste, decent malty, minimal hop note, slightly bitter hoppy finish.
MadMuzza (5) - Penicuik, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this at the SRAF festival as it was one of the prize winners. A very easy going beer pleasant aroma with a hint of lemon, struck me as a beer I could have easily continued to consume all night long
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Golden Rule, Edinburgh 170612
Golden yellow, clear, frothy thick white head
Aroma - not getting much here, touch of light malt, vague hint of hops
Taste -soft sweet pale malts, bit of fruity malt, background of bitter hops
Palate - Very dry, light body. Finish - much more biscuity cereal malts come through, bitter linger, a bit too dry for me
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft, grassy wild flower on the nose. Soft carbonation. LOTS of lemon in the mouth with some caramel and flowery hops. Dainty.
BeerCast_Rich (1863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask at Highland tap takeover, Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Clear golden pour, faintly grassy nose. Extremely sessionable – smooth on the palate, has that standard Highland mix of musty sweetness and pithy orange. Biscuity malt finish – bit of Weetabix in there. Reading that last sentence, doesn’t sound appealing – but it’s a great session beer, well crafted