Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, with James and Paul. Pours amber with a big, foamy head. Some leafy hops in the nose, with light caramel and pine. Medium sweet flavor, some gingerbread, caramel and dry leaves. Medium to big in body with lively carbonation. Dry finish with lots of leafy bitterness, some graham crackers and caramel. Pretty meh. A bit dusty. I have to wonder about the freshness of this bottle. (3.4)
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell during the Second Birthday Party - London. Pours clearish gold with a creamy white head. Nose of ripe tropical fruits, mango and papaya. Medium to big sweet flavor with juicy citrus, light caramel, some bready malts. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with dry citrus and more tropical fruits. Better than the bottle I had. (3.6)
Madsen1635 (62) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Høkeren. Very nice looks, good aroma but the taste fades quite fast.
VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 10102011. Colour is orange with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape and hops.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 3 Små Rum. Hazy, dark amber with a small off white head. Malty and nutty tones. Malt, nuts, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell 2nd Birthday Bonanza! Hazy amber beer, little white head. Softish palate, semi dry. Turns crisper and minerally. Really nice hops here - sweet floral flavours and light sherbet candy. Tangerine resin. Light malt base. Finishes lightly crisp with all the flavours coming together well. Great!
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Clerko’s 2nd Birthday jamboree - thanks to Leighton for the pour, 29/06/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a healthy looking off white head.
Nose is caramel malts, hops, grass, light pine needle, subtle tropical tones.
Taste comprises hop notes, mango, juicy tropical, grass, sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle shared with czar, thanks mate. Pours an orangeish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Flavor is coffee, hazelnut, roasted malt. A dry finish, not as bitter as I would have expected, a touch of coffee, a touch of citrus. Medium body, average carbonation. Sadly lacking in bitterness for an IPA, but would make for a very alright american-style brown ale, though.
VsXsV (1648) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium white head. Aroma of red berries, citrus, grapefruit, marmalade, tangerine, biscuit and light butter. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of red berries, caramel, citrus and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok, but too sweet.
czar (3268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear medium dark brown with a nice light beige head, good retention and lacing - surprisingly dark.. blind folded - i would guess a light bipa... anyhow, the brew is relatively roasted, some burnt caramels, fruity, resin-plenty, some minerals and plenty of yeast. average to soft carbonation, light body - watery, short but present grassy-spicy finish. more aromatic than bitter. decently done, aside its darker side. o-k.
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber colour with frotty beige head. Carbonation is fairly low. Aroma is very hoppy, fruity. Taste is bitter from the hops, grapefruit, sweetness, alcohol. Dry finish, medium body.
lhaapama (19) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong performance very deep taste and syrapy aroma. Flavourful, almost too much. Might need some food to accompany