after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head. Light lace. Soft fruity nose, pale mango. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel and mango mid palate. Nice and drinkable.
danlo (1161) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange golden colour, foamy off-white head leaving lacing and aroma of tropical fruit passionfruit, citrusy grapefruit. Taste is biscuity malt caramel with earl grey tea notes and fruity orange, grapefruit, pine, hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy hoppy bitter finish. Very drinkable.
JohnRMurdoch (3279) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Drygate. Golden amber, not much head. Tea and hop aroma and flavour. Sharp with lingering orange aftertaste. Not my thing.
s_hartshorne (1353) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Hazy gold thin bubbly white head. Aroma is grapefruit tea tropical. Taste is same good sweet caramel malts nice long grapefruit peel bitterness. Decent chewy body. Good stuff.
SarkyNorthener (1943) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne. Hazy amber beer with small head. Aroma of grapefruit and dusty fruit. Taste is dusty hops, dry tannin, stale tea bags and orchard fruits. Decent, but not to my taste.
VictorStr (1287) - 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 (422) - 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 (293) - 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 (2059) - 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 (1325) - 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.