Kauge (182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 3,70). BB 04.2015. Love the cap with its owl picture! Pours a dark coppery amber colour, head is off-white, quite big with good retention and some lacing. Sweet, somewhat bready malt aroma with herbal-grassy bitterness. Taste semisweet, malty and grainy with a caramelly note. Thin body with crisp carbonation, mouthfeel... dry, grainy and metallic - not very pleasant. Can’t say I enjoyed this...
mike_77 (3222) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale brown colour. Aroma is packed full of sweet malts. Flavour is also sweet and malty with a touch of caramel. Slight bitterness in the finish balances it well.
martjoobolut (793) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33L bottle, BB 04-2015, ABV 5,5%. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, grass, and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet, caramel, citrus, malt, some floral, and grass. Finish is mild malty bitter. Overall: ok brew.
AgentAle (717) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich roasty malts, raisins, fig and slifht sulphur. Taste is sweet dark malts with caramel and toffee notes. Slight pleasant bitterness on finish. Appearance is a cloudy brown/copper with a foamy pearl head that retains fairly well.
StuartC (33) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Clear amber-orange colour with only a very slight head. Distinctive biscuity, sweet cinnamon malt aromas (almost same sweet smell as produced by Edinburgh’s North British Distillery!). Pretty softly flavoured, until aerated... then BANG more maltiness and caramel sweetness; still absent of any hop character. Not particularly complex, but what flavour there is is very tasty.
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Nice english ESB maltiness, but a bit sweet and underattenuated, almost mashy. Nice ruddiness to the colour, agin looks like a slightly thin ESB. Taste sweeter and mashier than the aroma, some milkiness too. Feels dead. Carbonation crisp, but that’s no substitute for actually being alive in the mouth. Sweetness/stickiness not cancelled by it. Real real ale version of this might be nice, but this is a little disappointing. In particular as I know these guys can do some very good stuff. Finish is nice, the malts come together more coherently, cleaner, grainier, less mashy, makes you feel you did just have an ESB.
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chosen out of my beer box by my daughter because it had an owl on the cap; deep bronze, moderate bubbly white head; aroma is complex malts; taste is sweet, toffee, very malty; hops are present but don’t dominate; well balanced and very drinkable; good stuff, tastes like no other pale ale and is more like a malty English strong ale. Liked it a lot.
CacheManyHose (200) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells grassy, musty. Tastes of musty hop, a bit of malt/corn. Body is thin, tiny bit of spice. More flavour than your regular mass market pale ale but still on the boring side.
HKdIPA (258) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Bottle from Sunday's Grocery at Jay's. Very malty aroma with a tiny bit of bitter hops. Taste is crisp bitter hops with a malty bready backbone. Very bubbly. Not bad but wouldn't get again.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! On May 18, 2014. Marked 14.04 and 14.10.
Clear copper oxide color, off-white ti teal head. Sweet, malty, bread, grainy scent. Malty, grainy, bitter taste. Bitter, bread, grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.