berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Asda, Farnborough. A straw coloured pour with a white head; musty, honeyed aroma; full bodied grainy taste with some sweetness and a reasonable amount of grassy hops. A reason attempt at the Helles style.
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, vegetables, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, grass, some butter.
Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear pale yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter, slightly buttery. Average body and carbonation. Meh.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with cm thick white head.
Aroma: Pineapple, peppery, floral, light malt, caramel and subtle smokiness.
Tastes: Low /medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, fairly abrupt fruity, gentle malty caramel finish.
__Rb81 (225) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma, wood, hops, bit of smoke. Taste is a bit thin, hoppy fruity, bit spicy.
Idiosynkrasie (3920) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Almost clear golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma, slightly acidic, grassy, hints of chlorophyll. Taste is slightly grainy, strawy, dry hoppy overtones, grassy, slightly acidic, a touch of green apple.
olliejobbins (825) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a clear gold/light amber with thin pillowy white head. aroma is of citrus, hops and some hay. nice full mouth feel. refreshing and slightly bitter but a bit watery with a skunky finish.
wimpyjoe (4161) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with no head. It’s slightly dry in texture but a fully hopped pale ale.
Pyrmir (3419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark golden with white head. Aroma of caramel, green hops, orange and grain. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, green hops and grain, finishes fairly bitter.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Rocca, South Ken. The pour’s gold with a medium white head. The nose is paper, some apples. General sugary sweetness. Somewhat skunky. The aromas suggest I’m in for a faded beer. The taste confirms it: cardboard, general skunkiness. A bit of grain, sweet pear juice. Light body, fizzy carbonation. Overall, a shame. I’ll try to seek a fresh sample out on cask.