Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Ken at CBC tasting. It pours cloudy golden with a thick white head. The nose is earth, sherbet, pear, apple, melon, hay and icing sugar. The taste is hay, earth, icing sugar. sherbet, decent bitterness, toast, pear, melon, alcohol warmth, mustiness and dirt. Medium-full body, high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not a whole lot to it and perhaps a touch sweet. Still not bad.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Light haze on this gold beer. Mahooosive off white head. Palate is light, fluffy and a little dry. Light bitterish yeast. Touch of caraway nutty pale malt. Mild dried fruits. Finishes bitter. Interesting and quite drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Ken, 26/06/13.
Hazed yellow blonde with a white covering, some floaties on show but they had pretty faces so I kept the score as a 4!
Nose is grass, wheaten notes, lemon rind, grain, sugars, touch of booze, bitter orange.
Taste comprises bitter orange, lemon rind, light yeast, bready malt, grass, warming booze.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation, ever warming alcohol in the finish.
Ok beer, not a lot of depth and the booze was on the harsh side. Glad to be sharing a small pour and not nursing a bottle between 2 !
jackl (5466) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by the legendary Madmitch76. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is wild yeast, hints of brett, melon. Belgian yeast sweetness. Some brioche. The taste is more sweet breadiness, some cantaloupe. Apple butter. Mild wild yeast notes. Strong sweet syrup. Full body, soft carbonation. Overall, just a bit sweet and heavy for me on this occasion. OK.
Leighton (13513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC - big thanks to Ken for some La Rulles! Pours lightly hazy gold with a frothy white head. Sweet doughy pale malt nose, some melon and tangerine, light yeast. Big sweet flavor with sugary and doughy pale malts, light bitter hay, yeast, mild citrus. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming finish, fairly dry, medium sweet, with dried dough, yeast and lemon rind. Solid.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with two fingers of white head. Smells very mild yeast. Tastes of yeast, fruits, and alcohol. Medium carbonation
Pyrmir (3949) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Unclear gold with small white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with grassy and earthy hop. Flavors fairly sweet, with fruits, yeast, pale malts, wood, spice and alcohol.
Imaena (1999) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a nice Belgian strong with all of the right pieces.
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15cl at the Portes Ouvertes 2013. Golden bright yellow in colour with a minor but persistent head. A complexity of aromas and flavour that turns it into a great beer. The alcoholic content is almost unnoticeable what turns it into a dangerous beer. I will have another one, please.
Sarpa (1061) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 75cl @ home. 2012 vintage. pours hazy golden with a white head. grass, malts, belgian yeast in the aroma. spice, citrus, some alcohol in the flavor.