Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Bottled was the Commemmorative Ale 2013. Hazy amber colour beer with a small off-white head. Nice fruity, floral aroma, with some spice notes to finish. Refreshing feel, good starter to the evening. Enjoyed this.
Koelschtrinker (9887) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gewürziger Antrunk mit mild malzigen Noten. Die Würzigkeit steigt noch etwas, harmonisch, eher wenig süffig. Trocken nach Apfel, der Alkoholgehalt ist gut versteckt. 8/10/10/9/9/9
gunnfryd (9714) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks as commemorative ale. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple. Flavour is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple, spices. Full body. Nice beer.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GCB: Very Belgian tasting. Nice but not worth the bar bottle price. Worth a try though.
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: bottle sold in US as "Commemorative Ale 2013". Poured hazy orange-amber, with a 1-finger off-white head. Sweet citrus aroma mixed with spices. Medium body with a mild syrupy thickness. The flavors of the spices are up front, giving way to the citrus and citrus peel, with the spices returning to linger pleasantly in the finish.
RichTheVillan (1965) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with thin white head, spicy and stale bread aroma, flavour has orange a bit of plum but mostly minestrone soup.
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l bottle shared with Inbreak @ Øltorget. This is a blurry orange golden one with a lacing small islandy just off-white top. Really spicy on the nose with a ton of cardamomcorianfer and ginger. Sweetness shines through the spices and hotel soap comes to mind. Quite different and not bad at all. Lots of flavor, and actually it’s not to spicy (at first). Though, the aftertaste is leaving a really strong gingerburn in the throat. It has a soft carbonation level and a really oily mouthfeel. I actually think bit tastes like fresh baked cardamom buns. Really interesting favors. Forget the part about it not being to spicy cause this is a spiced up beer! 24.05.2013
monk191 (695) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An incredible beer. Ingredients are balanced perfectly. Pours a beautiful orange-amber color with a light white head. Smells awesome, lots of berries, vanilla and orange. Taste is more vanilla, orange, and herby. Everything works together to create a very smooth drink. Some pepper in the finish. Great. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks.
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dmac (3695) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle for Father’s Day from car. Poured a deep dark burnt orange body with a smaller creamy beige head. Aroma was sweet, notes of honey, fruit cake, corn syrup, yeast, dry toast. Fuller body with soft to average carbonation and a milky coating mouthfeel that ends with a good amount of sweetness. Flavor is a bit drier than the aroma, molassess, corn syrup, fruit cake, bread crusts, yeast, old bubble gum. Solid beer but a bit big for a 90* day.
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines, cheers Ash! Totally the wrong time of year for the beer, sun was shining... sky was blue... and this smelled of Christmas. Aromas were big and boozy fruit cake and mixed spice, but I found this didn’t follow through and deliver the big flavours I was expecting form the aroma. Surprisingly well balanced and not the sweet finish I was (kind of) looking for. Still, a very interesting brew from a very interesting brewery.