Weefannybaws (115) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Light golden ale, with little head. Floral nose and taste. Citrus aftertaste with hints of caramel. Not bad.
mr_h (3334) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, no lacing, sweet malty aroma, hint of maple, sweet caramel flavour, soft carbonation, neither particularly bitter or sweet finish
JohnRMurdoch (3563) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Amber brown colour big foamy head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of maple. Dry maple malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Quite unusual & not bad.
JohnCook101 (383) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear copper with thin creamy head. Aroma of malt and ozone. Light toffee apple flavours. Malt and bitterness well balanced with a distinct sweetness throughout. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but very enjoyable.
McTapps (5027) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with hubby. Amber in colour, low and steady head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel and biscuits. Thick, creamy texture combined with the taste of dark honey, roasted nuts and caramel. Great one.
MichaelAwesome (5023) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Great looking with it’s clear brown colour. Aroma is sweet malt as the taste is. Could be also a nice brown colour. Easy to drink. Bitter ? Not for a second.
ianwelby (602) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Clear, dark armber beer with a foamy head and a very subtle aroma. Fizzy to the point of almost smothering the initial taste on the tongue. The maple flavour is quite subtle but carries through to a lasting aftertaste.
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another 2p coin colour body beer this evening, this time with a much more subtle white head that ends 1/3rd into the bottle. Sticky carbonation matches the grandiloquent maple notes which wrap around most of the malt on initial taste. Sharp drips of the cascade hops in the linger melt through nicely, but not with any vigour. Crumbly finish takes away from any initial impressiveness behind the sweetness.
Bottle, Morrisons, Edinburgh
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrata, limpida, schiuma bianca poco persistente.
Aromi abbastanza intensi con note di caramello, miele e pompelmo rosa...
Quasi secca, watery, chiude con un finale pulito e amaricante ma piuttosto corto.....
jamesie1857 (1537) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s - Not a bad looking pint, deep copper colour with a half inch white head, has a mild malty aroma with hints of caramel. First hit has notes of sweet syrup, but this soon gives way to a bitter after taste which lasts quite a while. Not a big fan of Holt Ales, so I’ve avoided this for ages, but on this performance, I might give them a chance.