jamestulloch (824) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Grapefruit, honeydew melon and grain.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a massive off-white head. Very highly carbonated, it looks fizzier than a soft drink. Great lacing.
Taste: Light flavours of lemon, orange and unripe melon. Some grain, wheat and - strangely for an American Pale Ale - coriander.
Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: An unusual beer with quite a lot going on, however the flavours feel a bit unbalanced and blend together into something pretty indistinct. I think an unfiltered version of this might be better.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/11/12. A golden coloured beer which poured with no head. Citrussy fruity with a soapy element. Peach and tropical fruits in the mouth. A bit of sticky marmalade. Not bad.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw colour, very slight haze, frothy white head that dissipates quickly
Aroma - light citrus hops, light grapefruit, hint of lemon, touch of sweet pale malt
Taste - soft sweet pale caramel malts with light citrus zest hops, hops quite subdued for an APA, light sweet wheaty malt, some orange in there - the wheat is cramping the citrus of the hops somewhat though, easy drinking
Palate - medium carb, light to medium body, little oily, smooth palate. Finish as main flavour with subtle citrus hops and those sweet pale malts
Overall - The flavour was not quite as good as the aroma....reasonably good though
suurjuust (734) - ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold, white head. Nose is fruity and slightly hoppy, some slight wheaty spice. Taste begins thin, watery, malty, slight caramel; ends with some hops, wheat, peach and citrus notes. Thin body, fairly flat carbonation, slightly oily mouthfeel. OK, but could do with more body.
thirstyrabbit (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale golden body, minimal head. Aroma has sweet plums and other fruits. Light sweet taste with citric hops. Finish has more sweet fruit. Lightly hopped. Itís alright, but it could have been much better if the flavours were stronger.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Marks & Spencer, Tallinn)
Amazing sharp citrussy and rose-hip aroma, so floral, and so,erm rosey. Bright gold, small brief head. Taste is an inharmonious mix of hoppy pale ale, and wheaty components. Retronasals are quite marmaladey. Body a little watery, crisp carbonation. Finish is a little weetabixy, and with a huge astringent bitter bite. Some strange vapours later, not alcohol, not solventy, just strange. A bit lifeless and pasteurised. Final sip had some burnt treacle in its taste. But Iíd given up caring.
Marduk (1655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5l bottle. Clear pale yellow color. Small white head appears. Malty, papery, faint flowers in aroma. Corn, wheat, sweet, yeast, faint caramel in flavor.
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, the taste is sweet and very fruity, with a good dry finish.
Cuso (3372) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Marks & Spencer Bratislava. Dark golden color with small white head. Aroma of syrup, citrus, malt, glue. Taste, malt, pines, honey, orange zest. Long bitter finish. Easy drinkable beer.
markas101 (1745) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via M&S. First birthday beer, here it goes. Medium gold, very little head. Orange and honey aroma with a bright hop zest and some resin. Lime comes through on the first sip, somewhat mouth puckering, then transitions to sweet honey and coriander.