cgarvieuk (19732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...golden yellow ... thin white head ... soapy grapefruit ... light bitter front ... dull light toffee ... some dried mango ... this is just lacking a little life ... might have been better fresher
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear-to-misting yellow gold with a fine cap of froth. Lime, mango, pineapple and green stems aroma. Soft and full with a fine- moussed mouthfeel; notes of mango, lemon zest and flowers and a robust bitter hop and husky malt finish. Predictably excellent.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2011 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle- no. 16 in the Now That’s What I Call Hops series. Pale and dusted with fine bits in suspension and a low wisp of suds. Straight fruit salad aroma: red grape, Galia melon, pineapple chunks, Gala apple. Wriggle of shaggy pub dog and Pimms-with-mint leafiness as it warms. Flavour a slightly diluted version of the aroma, with added peach, elderflower, quinine and dunked rich tea. Very, very bitter..tonic water is not an exaggeration- virtually no malt softness to fall back on whatsover, just relentless, scouring, stripped to the bone bitterness. Hints of pollen and petals, but too much would be girly. A delightful, thickly-accented, slightly perfumed punch in the face- if there was a button I could press to deliver the first 15 beers in the series to my door I’d press it.
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brilliant nose- mango, sharp grapefruit, girly shampoo. Very pale with a slight haze and reasonable lacing. Very pleasant for percentage. Getting a slight hint of sulphur though. Really pithy.
Fin (9162) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump at The Star, Huddersfield 17.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Gold in colour with a white head, very clear. Nose is fresh and zingy but with a touch of cats piss coming from somewhere. Fruity & tasty with plenty of citrus zipping through, drying at end, lovely beer, in fact a really lovely beer. If I had a criticism it would be that this is just the tiniest bit thin which may be a bit harsh otherwise excellent stuff. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2011 Total Score: 4
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon Dec 2011 & shared with my dad. Consumed 30.12.11 Hazy light lemony colour with a slim white head. Wonderful aroma, really sumptious soft cooking lemons. Soft in the mouth, with a rub of lemon across the roof of the mouth and around the gums, touch soapy, this is wonderful. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy gold. thin white head. left a little lacing.
punchy aroma of grapefruit pith and a touch of grass.
wonderful bitter zing to finish.
will buy again
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Full grapefruit with mango
A - Light gold and hazy with dense clinging head
T - Sweet and a touch sour with full bitter
P - Mid and oily
O - Quite good
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2012 Total Score: 3.5
A - strong, but thin citrus with Belgin yeast and banana
A - light and hazy with thick head
T - sweet with ample bitter
P - thin to mid and soft
O - decent
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Grass, grapefruit, hint of garlic aroma. Light hazy, pale yellow, white head, good lace. Sweetish, rather bitter, grapefruit, diesel finish.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit and mango. Taste is similar, hoppy. Bit thin, quite bitter
TheCametron (2266) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale lemony yellow with a misty white head. Wonderful nose. Hoppy yet thin on the tongue. Lots of bitterness. Very quaffable.
GuyC (2) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delivered by MyBreweryTap. Lovely beer, and great taste for a 3.9% (I normally prefer a slightly more upfront beer & higher ABV). You could drink lots of this; definite subtle grapefruit, a beautiful soft soapiness (in a good way! Sounds awful but that’s what I felt & it was an excellent aspect to the beer). I loved the way it kept its head throughout.