chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Gift from The_Beer_God (thanks Mike). A second overlooked beer from the Beer_God bequest that was very lively and in questionable condition. Although there was no best before date on the bottle, it was at least a year old.Amber coloured, with lots of hops. But its very sharp and I’m not sure that was intended. As I’ll be in Virginia again next year, I’ll try to re-rate in its natural surroundings and in a fresher state.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. slightly sour, maybe it was past its best??? Gristy malt and resiny hops, Slightly sour bitterness, made me think it was either infected or it was old. An odd one.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Slightly spicy herbal hops. No malt sweetness in the body.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A murky amber coloured beer with a puddly white head. The aroma is sweet and floral, almost herbal in a way. The taste is over-sharp and over bitter. Not very good and possibly infected?
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. Copper coloured. Thick beige head. Sourness and funky aroma. Some good hops on end and some quite bitter chocolate malt.
SilkTork (5322) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Richmond Pale Ale. Very very bitter hop oil. Ugly and undrinkable. Default score.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chris’. Over carbonated beer. Slightly stale tasting, sour and overbitter. Not one of the better APAs.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold-amber with a large head. Decent lacing. Very good piney hop aroma, backed by bready malts and light caramel. Interestingly, the hops hit you from the get-go—piney and citrusy. The malt flavors are barely perceptible, but there is some toffee in the aftertaste. I guess all Legend beers are either really, really bad or pretty damned good.
Terminus (3302) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-thanks to whaleman for sharing this one at the tasting at bills this weekend. pours bright orange with a sudsy 1/2 inch white head. I think this beer looks pretty nice. bright orange and tangerine hop flavors with not much of a malt base here. pretty citric. I must agree with whaleman, how the flavors of the hops and carbonation meld tends to leand towards oxidization. light grainyness and metallic notes in the finish. vigerous carbonation again sugests oxidization. very dry finish from all the citric hop notes. no diacytl at least, but definatly still not a great pale.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, metallic-orange body with a big, sudsy off-white head. Aroma is dominated by tropical and citrus hops. Flavor of sweet, fruity hops with some suggestion of oxidation. Comes across mostly dry and bitter. Sudsy mouthfeel. Mostly just a hop vehicle without much depth of character. Legend bottles continue to disappoint me.