KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.5% bottle from Kyoto Isetan.great lovely deep gold color, decent head of foam & some lacing. Rich golden ale aroma, plums, fruits and a bit of malty butterscotch. Tasty flavor, full bodied, sweet, citrus, mellow, complex & hard to pin down. Really nice stuff. I think they nailed the style but in a smooth, mellow way.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat lagery nose, with some spice and a hint of citrus coming through from the hop. Pours a medium gold with a fluffy head. Flavour is a reasonably balanced with a strong overlay from the cask aging that I assume its had. Some creamy, woody notes and a threading bitterness from the hop. Finish is slightly cloying but overall not bad.
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. This is pretty damn good for the style. Yeasty, wheaty, some really nice flavors in a style that usually isn’t good at all.
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured clear golden with a small fizzy head. Aroma of honey and sour vegetables. Medium body, flavour is of boiled vegetables. Horrible.
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear Lucozade like colour with a bubbly white broken head. The aroma is honey malt leading to a weak bitter, vegetable like flavour. The palate is smooth and a little malty. Fine to taste, but I don’t understand the high rating.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours very clear golden with a lacy white head. Smells old, honey and some cooked vegetables. Tastes wrong.
kermis (5042) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s sticky table tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of honey and grain, a little sick. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting courtesy of JmGreenUK.
Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Nice enough brew.
brontebeach (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with thin head. Bread in the nose, balanced smooth and soft on the palate. Not much bitterness or carbonation. Not my favourite hop so the flavour not great for me.
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Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold bottle. This cost £11…what was I thinking? Maybe I was drunk at the time. Anyway, it’s a nice beer - very different. Honey, spice, sake, whisky, vanilla. Reminds me of an Innis and Gunn beer, just 10 times the price and not quite as nice. Looks really good though.