tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; thanks to Evin.
Poured into goblet glass, very hazy dark red-brown with thin yet steady lacing.
Aroma is very reminscent of Founders’ Centinenta, a big bag of US hops, lovely bready aroma, perfume, floral notes, herbs, spices. clove, citrus hop bite.
Taste is very bready, rye bread, biscuit malt, nutty texture, orange zest, citrus, toffee, cinamin, pleasingly hoppy and a nice medium fruity finish.
Not too aggressive and very easy to drink. Really enjoying this one, Just remembered i had to have it fresh and glad I did.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd April 2011
Thanks to Evin and Toby for this unexpected treat! Cloudy amber red beer, short lived creamy tan head. Slight soft palate, moderate carbonation. Fresh hops on the nose. Creamy smooth malt with a whisper of lacto caramel sweetness. Trace of rye spice. Fresh piney hops turning to a little marmalade and then a bitter grapefruit kick. Some orange citrus underneath. Semi dry smooth finish with long lingering bitter aftertaste. Superior!
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, hand pulled cask ale at Bree Louise. Deep, dark brown coloured body. Shiny surface. Resinous hops to the nose with a drop of sweet malts behind. Delicate flavour of caramel malts in fine interplay with dark fruits. Solid bitter end with a rhubarb touch (London, 19.03.2011).