Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Very sweet butterscotch aroma with a little citrusy hops. Medium body, very sweet caramel and butterscotch. The aroma hops are faint and even the bitterness is discreet. Poor. 150311
bmeup (545) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber and a thick creamy head > Up front aroma & taste is big malty, toffee & caramel with a floral hop background. Soft on the fiz, medium body and a dry resinous finish. OK but too malty & lacks hop character
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
So wanted to like this but it’s a pretty poor effort at the style. Far too dark - deep bronze rather than orange. Little or no head. Sweet and sticky aroma of quince paste, figs, passionfruit and crystal malt. Poor bottle conditioning - flat and slick, rather than creamy. Far too heavy on the crystal malt. There is some pine/mint hop cut-through but it’s struggling to edge the malt aside. Found this cloying after a bit. (330ml bottle from Platinum Cellars. BB 3/2/10)
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite dark in colour, more than I expected anyway. This was a pretty fresh bottle so it had plenty of piney, citrus hop aroma. I think the key to these beers is getting them as fresh as can be, ideally on tap. Good malt flavour there, but the hops are the star with some firm bitterness to back it all up.
bozoNZ (730) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very rich, brown with red hues. caramel malts overdone and dominate. Leaves a rich fruit / plum note but a residual burnt feel to it also. No IPA, maybe more an American Amber?
Maris (1085) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 25/8/2010. The aroma is very fruity - plums and raisins with some spice. Starts out very sweet, with dark fruit and caramel flavours prevalent. Lives up to its name with oodles of lingering hops. A big beer, which is not particularly subtle, but has a fair bit of character. Enjoyable.
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt hop aroma with flowers. Clear red brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt fruit hop flavour. Smooth palate.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 this beer just couldnt get it quite right. was a bit too sickly sweet. grassy and fruity. did have a decent amount of hops though
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
definatley one of my fav hoppy beers, nice sweet malt character fills the mouth with a fantastic hop biterness. awsome
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a small but persistent white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is composed of caramel and resinous, fruity hops in equal amounts. A little too sweet, decent bitterness with some fruity acidity. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, slightly sticky with a lingering bitter and slightly acidic finish.