JorisPPattyn (8894) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small white head over copper-coloured, clear beer, well-carbonated. Faint garden herbs, then quite some caramel, and something vaguely smelling of frying oil. Faint sweet-dull malty main taste, followed by quite expressly hop-bitter flavour, starting retrolingual and long-lasting into the aftertaste. Not very noble hops, IMO. Very light body, well-carbonated. Nothing in the whole package that gives me a link to what I usually get from oats in stout or porter. And nothing distinctive, neither.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Øl&Mat 09, Oslo. Low white head. Hazy, copper body. Aroma is toffee and faint fruit, banana actually. Dryish-sweet malt body. Lemony notes. Fine, discreet bitterness. Light to medium body. Soft in the mouth. Mild bitterness in the finish. Moreish and elegant.
AndrewC (348) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. A light tan brown colour. High carbonation (but it’s a bottle so big surprise). Smells of carbonation. ...so I decanted it. It then tasted of sharp toffee apple. It was okay.
gunnar (7120) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of hops and fresh fruits.Weak taste of caramel and grass, bitter mouthfeel
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
31.12.08: Porridge oat ale. Very hazy, and not a top pick. Bought in Aarhus Summer 08.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear amber colored beer, with a off white head. The aroma of fresh fruit, apricot and citrus, with some malts. The taste is dry bitter, malts with hop and fruits. It’s a little sweet, with notes of nuts and wood. The aftertaste is dry bitter.
bobinlondon (1275) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mid golden moving to light amber with the tiniest bit of haze, the porridge oats certainly make their mark on this beer, oats are on the nose, mild in flavour, some bitterness, hops are there but they are quite subtle, I liked this and as I said interesting with the porridge oats.
Rune (9995) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Luvians in St Andrews. Slightly off-white head resting on top of an amber coloured body. Smell of leafy hops. Mild spicy, succulent citrus fruits in flavour supported by porridge oat. Fresh, but too foamy in the mouth [29.10.2008].
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma: Light maltiness, toasted, honey, fruit and faint hops. Flavor: Light caramel, grain, honey, bread, grass, frutiness. A bit more taste wouldn´t hurt.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour, huge stable foamy head. Aroma light malty with some grassy hops. Flavour of malts, grassy hops and a touch of honey. Short bitter finish. Average.