hirigalzkar (2364) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ OT. Light and fruity. Not as sour as I would have thought. Small saltiness in finish. Refreshing dryness in end. Overall: Nice and easy, yet refreshing.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, 24/07/13.
Murky orange amber with thin off white spotting.
Nose is citrus, bitter orange, very light smoke, tarte berries, straw.
Taste comprises orange pith, light tarte grapefruit, modicum of salt, farmy, a little damp wood and sponge.
Light to medium bodied, fine carbonation with a little spritz befitting the style, crisp and refreshing on a hot summers day.
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at church key in DC. Hazy gold with no head. Sweet and earthy aroma. Lavender, tart fruit and rose.
TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ordered a pint of this as virtually my first on arriving back to Edinburgh. I saw Magic Rock and imagined it would be some sort of APA or IPA and on trying it, immediately assumed it was a botched one. I wrote it off and quickly moved on. On discovering it was actually a style I had never even tasted or seen before, I realised I’d been hasty in my assessment. A similar thing happened with my first Lambic. I wasn’t prepared for it. Rather than commenting on the beer based on this experience, I went and grabbed another taste of it a few days later knowing this time what a rare and curious product it was and with my tastebuds prepared for it - right enough, I was able to appreciate it for what it was. A testament to the power of suggestion. Why should knowing what you’re drinking matter to the way that you accept the flavour? It did to me on this occasion. I didn’t love it second time round but I did at least appreciate it.
Kegs at The Southern and Red Squirrel respectively..
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught (The Beer Hive, Edinburgh) - Amber with a slight haze. Gooseberries, peach and sultanas in the aroma. Tangy, hoppy, zingy and tart taste with gooseberries, apricot and peach detected. Very refreshing.
teorn88 (3047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell 2nd B’Day Extravaganza. It pours a cloudy yellow straw body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is tart, salty and earthy with very little in the way of fruitiness. Taste is wheaty and acidic, with some lemon juice and salt. Quite dry and little fruits. Thin body and medium carbonation. Refreshing and good but does not fully deliver what promised.
radagast83 (5083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was a light earthy note, with some salt and a touch of barnyard notes. Flavor was nice wheat notes, farmhouse notes. Pretty tasty.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy gold, nice head. Really fascinating nose/flavor of heather, lilac, very perfumey, light fruit and some earthy bite. Interesting and tasty.
DanielBrown (3926) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham. Delicious beer. Light, fragrant, beautifully balanced sour and wheat. Very drinkable indeed. I wanted to gobble this whole. Honestly, you wait 10 years for a Göse, then drink 3 in a week. Madness. This is totally different again, to the two prev examples. A mad style yes.
themightyjag (201) - - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Beerhive.
Very little head and no lacing. Body is cloudy golden amber. Sweet nose, some citrus fruit. Flavour full of gooseberry, some grapefruit and a little salt afterwards. Crisp finish as the fruit comes back through to linger. Mouthfeel is full with a good amount of carbonation. Very drinkable and very moreish, great summer beer and another great effort from Magic Rock.