VictorStr (1258) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatisk doft med citrus, väldigt naturliga dofter. Balanserad med en crospig citrus finish.
Ragnampiza (372) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pale sunrise orange, pretty hazy, with an average, creamy, moderately persistent white head. Decent lacing. Not the freshest aroma (as I imagine not being a new bottle) but still pungent and very pleasent, quite different from a typical IPA. Spicy and citrusy overall, some bubblegum and wet tea leaves notes, slightly woody. A hint of caramel as well. Wow, this is one sweet and astringent beer, not what I was expecting. Quite herbal and slightly floral, very mild bitterness. Not overly malty, but the honey and sugary sweetness is extremely prominent. Slightly resinous and piney aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Certainly not bad, but not exactly great.
GuideDogSaint (222) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms 4/8/14. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma grapefruit and citrus. Sugar sweet..
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium straw, with a white head.
Hoppy, citrusy aroma, spruce, grapefruit, bergamot, grass, tea, birch leaves.
Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Hoppy, citrusy taste, bergamot, grass, apricot, yeast, spruce.
Well balanced, creamy texture, highly drinkable. (2014-07-05)
Pikkio (11) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was an incredible discovery for me. Never heard about this brewery when I tasted this, and never heard about tea leaves added in beers as well. Though I really enjoyed it, as this beer was really interesting and drinkable. Light and clear body with nice tiny carbonation. The aroma is fantastic, with some citrus and flowers hints smoothed down by big notes of earl grey spicyness. In the mouth it’s light and refreshing like a nice homemade ice tea with some lemony flavour, but then it ends with a satisfying hoppy bitterness which balances the rounded swetness of the first touch on the tongue.
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett, shared with Button, under a tree at Ripon races, 18th May. Pale, lightly hazy, amber. Thin, white head. Grapefruit. Ripe orange. Hint of stewed tea. Taste has a tea like dryness. The bitterness comes later. Finish is much the same. Easy drinking.
davidtjm (313) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the marble arms, Manchester. Gold pour with a thin head, aroma is citrus, pine and earl grey. Taste is citrus, bergamot, light malts, very bitter finish. Very nice
ippopotamo36 (126) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At King Arthur in Ciampino (Rome). Pours copper reddish, cloudy with a minimal foamy head. Nose of fresh lime, tangerine, hops. Mouth: bread malty initial feel, combined with a gentle bitterness. Sweet and bitter, easy drinking. What a great beer!
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Philym (975) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Orange, pineapple, resinous, note of candied peel, mineral, musky earthiness, umami.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, astringent, bitter sweet, candied, pineapple, citrus finish with bready malt.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus hop pine needle. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet with a rich tropical fruit hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lovely and refreshing but I can’t say I got much early grey from this!