oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from AbM). Orangeish pale amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some nuttyness, mild citrus, some apples as well as wooden notes. Flavour is rather similar with a nice grassy/floral bitterness to it.
BlackHaddock (2434) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml (best before Apr 2013)into a UK pint sleeve on a wet and miserable Friday afternoon (August Bank Holiday 2012): this is the first of a planned ’Random tasting session’ incorporating a variety of styles, flavours and countries beers. Only me here so far.
Poured carefully so the sediment stayed in the bottle: good orangey, hazy body, loads of carbonisation bubbles rising to the full off-white foaming head.
Fruity and yeasty nose, oranges and apples come to mind.
The taste is fresh and tangy with a dry aftertaste: the flavours like the aroma are of summer fruits and yeastiness. Rye is used in the brew and it is a little ’grainy’ I suppose.
The beer is pleasant without setting the world alight and I suspect the cask version is a lovely beer.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - lightmalt and a touch smokey
A - mid gold and hazy with thick head
T - a touch sour with light bitter
P - mid
O - o.k.
rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Norwich, England.
Hazy dark orange colour with small white head. Looks very much like German Weizen. Yeast, malt, wheat (?) and some fruity hops in aroma.
Flavour is yeast, fruity hops, grapefruit and citrus.
Good yeasty ale. Well, I ignored the warning not to shake the bottle before pouring.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Green Man, Stamford. Lincolnshire. Gold with a small white head. Faint malt aroma, near wheaty. Malt taste with some well-rounded muesli style grain. Presumably this is the promised rye. Sharp bitter finish. Pretty good.
SaintMatty (3703) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Amber in colour. Hoppy and fruity aroma with a hint of peach. Hoppy and fruity taste with some nice notes of grapefruit and peach. Nicely balanced.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are marmalade and spiced oranges with some caramel malts. Flavours are lots of citrus with bitter hops. Yeasty, crisp and clean on the palate. Decent.
Fin (6185) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Windham Arms, Sheringham, North Norfolk 14-06-09 Pours classic amber colour with a slim white head. Some light citrus fruits, a little dry at the end. This was a really easy drinking beer, really good fruitiness, excellent well kept session ale. A7 A5 F8 P4 Ov15 3.9
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Arden Wines. Sweet tropical hop aroma fleshy with pineapple and mango; resiny green backgound notes with swilling. Misty orange amber with a slim white head and flecks of lace. Stillish mouthfeel lacking a bit of sparkle, which would suit the flavours. Lemon rind and mango evident; quinine finish with pale nutty afters. A bit sloppy and unbalanced, but OK.
sm89walt (1599) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Ketts Tavern, Norwich. Visually, this is a clear amber coloured bitter with a medium-sized, frothy, whitish head. Light citrus notes on the nose with hints of something more malty. Flavours of caramel malts with sweet and fruity inclinations. Clean, though light mouthfeel with a subtle bitter finish. In all, a fairly typical English Bitter.