Marko (3931) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another one from abemorsten (thanks!). Poured a nice amber body with a tiny white head. Slightly heavy malty taste with some aroma hops. Nice caramelly malty taste, somewhat piney/lemony from the hop. Freash apple notes near the finish? Nice one.
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from abemorsten, thanks! It poured clear copper body with small head. Weak citrus malt aroma, also somewhat woody and toasted. Flavor was lightly bitter, toasted malts, raisins, biscuit. Notable citrus hops as well. Medium in body with very nice and log bittersweet finish. Almost like a mild IPA. Although nothing extraordinary, it was nice refreshment after mostly awful beers of the session.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buona come america pale ale ma mi aspettavo meglio, soprattutto dal sapore, a meta tra un’ipa e un’apa.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A very oily and resinous citrusy pale ale. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml at Brasserie Posten, Geiranger Norway
The look: Clear shining dark golden body topped by persistent small beige head
In long: Nose is resinous citrusy hops over caramelized malts. Taste is again resinous hops and caramelized malts. The resinous bitterness is not very refreshing, no fresh fruity flavors to be found here and certainly no tartness. The malt bill is also very very oily and when adding all the resinous hops oil, the end result is probably the most oily pale ale I’ve ever had. Carbonation was on the soft side. This was relatively tasty but one bottle was enough. Tasty but not refreshing enough for a pale ale, and just too oily-sticky. Disappointing, and I used to think coming to ratebeer to complain about a disappointing beer was therapeutic, but after coming here a few thousand times to complain I’m starting to think there’s a thin line between “this is my therapy” and “I need a therapy”.
DominoVixen (15) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light citrusy aroma. Nice golden colour with a small white head. Good citrus and fruity taste with a sharp fresh bitterness. Not as long aftertaste, but overall a really good and fresh beer.
bakland (2) - - OCT 20, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice smell of citrus and grapefruit. Clear dark yellow colur . Nice taste with sharpe aftertaste.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2012. Smell of hops and cookie-malt. Fairly mild taste with some hops and a cookie-like maltiness.
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Animal (Madrid). Hazy golden colour with an off-white head, good lacing, medium lasting. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, fresh grass. Flavor is medium bittery and dry with caramel hints. Medium carbonation and body.
SirLimpsalot (2134) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Mycket trevlig frisk humle, fin balans och et ganska gott matöl.
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at SF bar. Hazy golden with a white head. Spicy hop aroma with some citrus. Taste is quite spicy and peppery, some citrus and a yeasty earthy finish. Smooth with a lingering not unpleasant yeasty finish. Ok