abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler from tap at Haandøl 2013. Pours a clear orange body with a white head that leaves excellent lacing. Sprucy raisin and caramel on the nose. Grows in the mouth. Bitter, watery, medium bodied hop juice.
visionthing (2621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Hazy amber with an off-white to beige head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, caramel, pine, tropical fruit, malt and hint of spices. Light to medium sweet with medium bitterness. Finish is bitter, a bit dry and quite citric. Medium body. Well balanced. Lots of flavour and a very good session beer. Refreshing and easy to drink with a long aftertaste with fruit, citrus and a decent bitterness.
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays as a ring. Hops, grassy, toffee, sweetish aroma. Hops, grassy, fresh and very young spruce sprouts, grainy taste. Nice grassy bitter aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth beer fest preview night 26/03/14. Orange red coloured with a loose off white head. Nice fresh lemon grass aroma with berry hops. Flavour is tropical fruit peach and lemon. Clean cal ale ferment. Really enjoyable.
RichTheVillan (2510) - 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.
AshtonMcCobb (2380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle thanks to Chris Mair! Pours light chestnut with an orange hue. There is a nice head but it mostly disappears in the first couple of minutes. The nose has some raisin malt but is mostly pine and grapefruit pith. The taste has more grapefruit and pith with not sweet malt to talk of. The palate has a medium body and texture with a very fresh and zingy finish. Overall, it’s a good beer for the hopheads, but it needs a little more malt sweetness for me, so it is very flavoursome but lacks balance.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draughts at The White Horse (London). Very well balanced indeed, was popular around the table. Good enough to pull me away from the good cask selection for a couple of pints.
BeerViking (2315) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, orange and lightly hazy with a lacy head. Big pine nose, big dry hoppy palate with strong grapefruit bitterness, but nicely balanced with malt.
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear chestnut pour, small white head. Nose and flavor hold notes of marzipan, caramel, toast, biscuit, orange peel and pine. Smooth and creamy, softer carbonation on the palate. Balanced, really nice.
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper red with well retained creamy head. Big tropical fruit aroma with caramel malt. Tate is big fruity hop wollop with nice caramel toffee backbone. Very very tasty. Can’t help but compare this to 5 am saint. Is it better? Depends which day you get the 5 am saint.