viktorvee (106) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite delicious! Nicely cloudy.Tastes like a cross between a full on gueuze and a tangy wheat beer. Not terribly aromatic, but a lovely sharp taste of lemon zest and refreshers over sweet and malt fading to a dry sustained finish that hangs around in the mouth. Not too tart, in fact another perfectly balanced beer from magic rock!
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Euston Tap, London. A cloudy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sour, yeasty, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, sour, citrus fruit, yeasty, slightly dry and definite salty hints. Interesting if not really my thing.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Cock. It pours cloudy golden with a small white head. The nose is salty beach, earth, light fruitiness and hay. The taste is wheat, smooth tartness, gooseberry, lemon pith, salt, earth and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Refreshing and well balanced. Tasty stuff.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th March 2013
Old Fountain. Thanks to Leighton for getting this one. Cloudy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, a little dry and crispy. Nice tart Gooseberry start. Just a trace of salt. Turns drier and creamier. Mild white wine sourness in the finish which is semi dry. Well conceived and tasty beer.
ACD (336) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Takeaway bottle filled from keg at Great Grog, Edinburgh. Murky orange pour. Aroma is great: lots of citrus, sweet peach, sea salt, lightly fragranced soapiness, and lemon rind. Taste is unreal, just wonderful: peach, light tropical flavours, sea salt, tart lemon rind, defined (slightly funky) fruity sourness. So well balanced. Lingering sea saltiness and lemon rind tartness on the palate. So incredibly refreshing. Jesus, this is a cracker of a beer, one of the best I’ve had in a long time.
jamiepettinger (15) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kegerator bottle from great grog. Fresh and fruity on the nose, with a strong sour taste upfront and a salty kick to finish. Really interesting beer, the first sour beer I’ve enjoyed!
McNeillR (249) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fizzy and fruity funk nose, slight lemon cheesecake vibe with a hazy light witbeir body and white sheath of a foamy head. There’s a weird pink lemonade pucker to the initial taste, before crisp salty popcorn crunch of a backbone before a good sookering sour finish.
Interesting contrast throughout, smells like it will be much more of a fresh floral palate soother but plays out in a very refreshing and beyond grapefruit quench by the end, salt vibe is very well rubbed into the rest of the mix. I don’t know much about Gooseberries to pick them out clearly, but there’s an almost dry white wine level of palate prep here, really should have had many slabs of Charcuterie to make full use of this.
Keg, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler at home in London, picked up at Noble Fine Liquor. Pours very cloudy, pale yellow with a sturdy, frothy white head that leaves some snowstorm lacing. Funky lemon in the nose, hints of soured wheat. Light sweet flavor with lemony tang, mild lactic zip, hints of white bread, underripe peach. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Fresh, cleansing finish, hints of doughy white bread, some salty bite, very light funky tang, more flicks of citric lemon. Phenomenal stuff overall. Stupidly drinkable with nice nuance and lovely balance. The 500ml I had of this went way, way too quickly.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Noble Wines. This was so tasty that I killed it hobo style while walking to the Cock Tavern. Hazy gold appearance with a discrete head. The nose is bright wheaty lemon funk. Moderate tartness. Fresh, summery nose. The taste is wonderfully balanced sweet/tart fruits. Nice lemon and gooseberry. Sherbet hops. A bit of wheaty funk. Salty finish. Eminently drinkable stuff. Nice, light body. Fine carbonation. Overall, a great summery beer. This went down well, even on a snowy walk through the streets of east London.
BenH (1334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keggerator bottle from great grog. Cloudy golden amber with white ring of head. Aroma has some light yeast esters, little banana, very light funk, lemon and lime. Taste is quite fresh, citrus, lemon, little funk, little banana, wheat, some earthy yeast in the finish that lingers a bit. The palate is the star of the show with this beer, light, very dry, tart but not puckering followed by a very suble salty finish. Nice