Koelschtrinker (8610) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herber, frisch hopfiger Beginn mit angenehmen, nicht übertriebenen Grasnoten. Vollmundig, zum Ende deutlich bitter. Simpel, stimmig, gut. 10/12/12/12//12
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - slightly hazy blond colour, little white foam; gently grapefruity hoppy finish; medium-bodied, some astringency and with a long grapefruity reminiscence and a solid hoppy finish
pivnizub (8044) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia: Hazy, golden to deep golden, big rocky and stable off-white head, herbal grapefruity hoppy aromas with a delicate malty (almost chocolatey) background; moderate - not too dry - bitter-sweet flavour, too light bodied; grapefruity-malty finish with a slight tartness. Nice brew, but too thin…
maeib (7630) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled GBBF 09. A hazy light amber coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has as hint of spice but not much else. The taste has some bitterness but again a lot of nothingness. Pretty poor and dull.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small head, very fast gone over (cold) hazy pale-orange beer. Nutty nose, slighly oxydized malts, followed after some time by UK-like hops; further caramel. Very nice lightly bitter in the British way, but with a strange retronasal flavour, very outspokenly reminiscent of peanut butter. Not really light body; good carbonation. Strange, but certainly not bad - makes a good ’quaffing’ ale.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins surround the mild malt sweetness in this smooth and moderately bitter American-style Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A pillowy head of foam slowly sinks into the hazy blond orange.
-Some caramel undertones are felt.
-The handpump serving imparts a very smooth mouthfeel.
-I am used to enjoying more hop aromatics from the style, so the politely citrusy nose was a little too subdued for my tastes.
-The resinous hop bitterness is lengthy but never overbearing.
On cask at the brewpub.
Rune (6356) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the Italian exhibition stand, Danish/Copenhagen Beer Festival 09. Amber body, partly hazy. Thin layer on he surface. Smooth malt-fruity aroma. Hoppy citrus in flavour mixed with malty sweetness. Dry hopped ending. Ok pale ale (15.05.2009).
Skinnyviking (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium high white and lasting head. Clear golden body. Fruity aroma with grassy notes. Mild but fairly hopped barley malt flavor with caramel low carbonation and a long dry aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask hand pump at the brewpub.
Cloudy brown beer.
Packed with flowery bitterness, but there is a fine malty body,too. Piney finish. Too bitter for some, perhaps, I ordered another pint!
jonas (5060) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice grassy and fruity aroma
Hazy golden, lacing golden head
Peachy, light mealy flavor, a hint metal.
Medium to light chewy body, nice.
Quick peachy flowery finish