Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand bottled @ RBESG Grand tasting 2009. Cloudy Orange color. No head. Lemon and grapefruit in the aroma with hints of melon. Bitter citric hops flavour. more intense and bitter than the plain version
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[cask-bottled at RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting]
More grapefruit and less body than its predecessor and less body. Same bitterness.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Harlequin, Sheffield 18/04/2009
Very fruity pineapple aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol fruity and very hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
2. Cask Handbottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009
Fruity aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting finish.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grand Tasting @ The Harlequin, Sheffield.
(Handbottle). Pours lightly hazy golden with a small film head. Great aroma, piney, grapefruity and fine balancing maltiness. Light carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is good as well, piney, grapefruit, melons. Hang around with a fair amount of bitterness. Nice.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the RBESG09 Grand Tasting, Sheffield. Alround rating: Pale honey malts, grassy bitterness with mango and pineapple coming through, but its really unclean and yeasty. Doesnt help by the 3 weeks in a plastic bottle i wouldnt have thought.
cgarvieuk (19016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand bottle of Let There Be More Hops ... thanks to Evil Empire for this one ...amber thin lacing ... slightly spicy zezty nose really nice smell... fruity zezty light fizz ... really lemon peel and tart grapefruit ... let down for me by just how bitter it is in linger ... but oh still lovely..
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Orange color, hazy. Melon, grapefruit and some oily hops in the aroma. Melon, lemon and a good deal of citric hops in the flavor, hanging on in the aftertaste. Just hints of carbonation.
Borresteijn (5853) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Handbottle. Hazy yellow orange colour, white head. Aroma is very hoppy, caramel. Flavour is malty, citrus, earthy dry grapefruit finish. A bit softer than the regular version. Medium bodied.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ Harlequin, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S3 8GG.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, pine, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.