leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale gold with a white foam. Aromas are lager malts with biscuit, grain and a light nuttiness. Floral with lychee and lemon. Grassy with pepper. Flavours are sweet cereal with low nuttiness and mellow lemon with bitter lemon coming through. Spritzy and grassy. Nice.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear and golden with a eye catching label. Hoppy aroma with a gentle hoppiness which was very refreshing. This celebrates twenty years of brewing and is certainly the best I have tried from them.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear straw colored, big creamy white head. Aroma is weak grainy with floral hops. Taste is light sweet, nutty and grainy malts, with a nice flowery and citrussy light dry and bitter end.
Nice and tasty.
Gorm (564) - sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lys gyllen farve med hvitt skum. Lukt av malt og humle. Smak av malt, honning og humle. Ølutsalg.
nilsas (656) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lys gyllen farge. Lite men dekkende skum. Frisk duft av humle og en liten anelse sitrus. Fin frisk smak med litt smak av sitrus.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed to celebrate the 20 years of brewing done at Hobsons.
500ml bottle: BBD 4th Apr 2014, poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped glass in my back garden on 10th Jul 2013.
Pale and golden with a good, deep snow white foaming head on top. Plenty of carbonisation bubbles rising through the body. Lacing clung to the vase as the beer level fell.
Hops in the nose: spicy rather than floral or citrusy. What malt aroma was weak and light, biscuity and bready.
The taste was tangy with a citrus hint below the spicy hops already mentioned in the smell. The lemon (citrusy) feel comes alive more as the beer warms in the glass. Grass and grain notes too, as the malts try to assert themselves within the flavours.
OK for me: I prefer darker, maltier brews but this is refreshing and suited the warm sunny weather I drank it in.
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Off License, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a frothy white long-lasting head. The aroma is aromatic and a little hoppy. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, with some spicy hoppiness and a little zesty fruit on the palate. The bitterness lingers for a while in the finish for a very refreshing ale.