Holmen2 (1861) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Clear, pale golden. White head. Aroma of citrus and pears. Fruity taste with good bitterness. Very quaffable.
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Mill Road. Dark amber, hazy. Scent of apricot/peach, grass and pine resin. The taste is straightforward and a fairly uniform bittersweet with a surprising malty hit. Fuller body than most pale ales of this ABV. Ok. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I felt that while this was an excellent beer in many ways, it didnít have enough balance for me to rate it any higher.
TedE (541) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle into pint glass. Sharp citric nose. Hazy amber colour, solid creamy head, occasional tiny bubbles. Starts bitter, stays bitter. Beautiful finish, really nice. Not as eccentric as some pale ales & all the better for it. Excellent.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierkieller, Liverpool. Aroma has some hops and malts but could be bigger. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Taste is nice and fresh with a hint of hops and some tropical fruits. Palate is fittingly thin and drinkable. Overall a nice fresh pale ale, though no taste sensation.
Sissio (936) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Infortunatevi dramma from the bottle, but still really enjoyable! Aromatic hops, fresh bitterness and a lovely equilibrated aftertaste.
MayumiH (411) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Exmouth Arms. Moderately hoppy, bitter, malty with a good crisp citrus flavour. Simple and straightforward but very nice.
beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An excellent example of the style made even better by itís wide availability (in the Antipodes at least). One of the first beers to put Perth on the map.
Narrabian (4) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good pale ale and one thatís helping to spread the word that lifeís too short to drink mass produced Eurofizz
laiti (7508) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @†Olut Expo Finland 2014, BBE 26.01.2015
Aroma has apricot, some grainy malt and some minerals. Perhaps distant urinal tones too. Flavour has minerals, some malty tones, apricot and grapefruit. Easy to drink but no great feelings here.
jookos (3592) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@oltexpo14. Yellow hazy. Pale malty, bit dull citrus nose. Lighter bodied, dry, med bittered. Hm.. Feels a bit dull overall. Ok thirsquencher though.