DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Victoria, Birmingham. Finally got to try this legend. I like and agree with MR’s description of grapefruit and pithy orange. Lovely red hue and beige froth. Easy to drink, but quenching and satisfying. Worth the wait.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap. Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Flavor of citrus, caramel and a bit of spices. Light body. Dry finish.
ekstedt (5399) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken. Shady copper, large creamy off-white head. Piney and grapefruity hop aroma with some aniseed, and caramell. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, slightly salty bitterness.
kermis (4924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at King William IV. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of light marmite, spice, floral aspects, malt and pepper. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Moderate pepper on the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4231) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at King Willliam IV, Leyton. The aroma is weak but malty and spicy. The flavour is bitter peppery dry spicy and with sour notes on the palate. Well deserving of its high rating.
Theydon_Bois (8167) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12.
Lightly hazed dark amber with reddish hues. Thin off white head that retains well. Great lacing ensues.
Pine forward nose, caramel malt, light soap.
Taste is big on pine, bitter hops, caramel backbone.
Medium bodied with soft fine carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish.
RichTheVillan (2700) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Magic Rock Tap Takeover William IV; dark amber pour, small off white head, floral aroma, crisp hop taste, bitter, really decent amber ale.
tiong (3723) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Pours dark amber red with a bubbly head. Aroma of malts, hints of caramel, grassy hops and fruits. Taste is malty and sweetish with notes of caramel, grassy hops, pine and citrus. Finish is hoppy and slightly watery. Okay, quite tasty but perhaps a bit light bodied amber ale.
7stern (371) - Bromma, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Akkurat. Dark copper towards red, small head. Citrus and other fruits in the aroma. Wellbalanced taste, flowery. Good session beer.
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. An unclear, golden-orange beer topped by a minimal-sized beige head. Citrusy, piney nose with caramel in the back. Pleasant, but a tad too subtle I think. That goes for the flavor too, with its biscuity maltyness, citrus peel and pine cones, and a decent bitterness. It feels a bit dead on the palate, although it has a decent carbonation. Full body and bitter finish. A decent and easy drinkable beer, but it failed to impress me. 120505