Beersiveknown (2126) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at York Tap 27/12/11. Drunk 1/2/12
Dark amber with minimal head formation. Spicy marmelade, slightly resinous and soapy nose. Head collapses, hint of mace, seville oranges, Some black pepper right at the end. Gentle carbonation and plenty of body. Touch of alcohol on the way down.drying bitter finish with juicy malt in behind.
Fin (6642) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at the Marble Arch, Manchester 2011 consumed at home 22.01.12 Hazy amber with filmy head. Orangey bitterness shining through, sot in the mouth. This is a very nice beer, the orange and citrus flavours show well, some biscuit (hob nobs), little caramel, really interesting. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, drunk on 24 December 2011. This is the collaboration brew between Marble and John Keeling of Fullers. I had tried it on draught at Borefts beer festival and was pleased to be able to try it from bottle too. Judging from the labelling, the bottles were destined for the USA so it was good to find some had been diverted. Poured a gingery amber colour with a slight haze. Thin off-white head. Aroma has orange peel and resinous hop character coupled with some fruity malt loaf elements and a touch of caramel. Smells quite sweet. Rich and a little sticky on the palate with strong orangey hops, becoming bitter on the finish and lingering into the aftertaste. Maybe just a touch astringent. Tart, tangy fruit in abundance too. Alcohol is warming but not too hot. Not sure I would have had this down as an old ale but itís quite difficult to categorise so I suppose thatís as good as any. Whatever it is, it was very tasty and satisfying.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, biscuit, caramel and tea. Sweet citrusy flavour, rich malts and a nice bitter finish
BoBoChamp (4695) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, new exclusive English collab. brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/sweet, not balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew, yet expensive
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Light citrus with slight mustiness and alcohol
A - Hazy copper colour with thick lasting head
T - Light sweet and sour with medicinal bitter
P - Mid and soft
O - Interesting...More of a Belgen then an old ale
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus, peach and tropical fruit.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. Pours a hazy and copper beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with peach, citrus and flowers. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Fullers collaboration and aged. Orangish brown coloration with a hint of citrus adding to the caramel malts. Tapped at BBF, 2011.
Koelschtrinker (9493) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruchtiger, stark aromenhopfiger Antrunk mit vollmundiger Blumigkeit. Rund, erdig, Zitrus und Orange. Zum Ende erwartet trocken, dennoch gelungen. /12/11/10//12