mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Oljenkorsi, 20140226) The beer poured deep golden and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, nettles and mildly malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, nettles, grass, herbalness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A nice brew with pleasantly interesting hop profile.
tiong (2934) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pours orange with a small smooth head. Aroma of exotic fruits, crisp maltiness, caramel, berries and citrus. Taste is smooth, malty and a bit musty with notes of exotic fruits, caramel, berries and citrus. Finish is musty, slightly hoppy and caramely with some exotic fruits, grass and fruits. Okay, a bit stuffy and musty pale ale.
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oljenkorsi, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops, dryness and malts. Pretty simple but fresh and nice drinkability.
andregoncalves (991) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at la tape Madrid. clear orange color. Thin body. Medium biterness. Fruit and hop.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold-amber, aroma of motueka. Bubbly head. Taste is a bit bitter, juicy hop. Good bitter finish, kiwi hop English style.
wimpyjoe (2660) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Gold with creamy head. Has a dry hopped aroma with a relatively dry tropical fruitiness for its taste, but not a very stated one.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hack & Hop. Pours clear amber with a sticky white cap on top. Nose is quite resinous and grassy with distinct lychee. Tastes of stone fruit and toffee mingled with tangy orange. Solid
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush opening night on 29 November 2013. Poured a hazy yellow with a scummy white head. Aroma of grassy hop, light sugary sweetness and peardrops. Initial flavours of melon, sherbet and cereal. Finish was peaches, burnt sugar and some pine bitterness. Drinkable pale ale, but I just tend to find that these NZ hops are too delicate to make for truly scrummy pales...
EdKing (1702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Craft Clapham. Clear golden, frothy white head. Nose is grapefruit and lemon citrous hop, passion fruit, light grain husk, toasty malt. Taste is citrousy bitters, grapefruit, lemon, pithy grapefruit, touch of gooseberry, grainy husk malt.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Clapham. Light golden colour, small off-white head. aroma is yeasty and hoppy, lemon too. Taste is quite smooth, citrus again, real ale elements, nice tropical bits. Doughy. Pretty nice.