Swaroga (972) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Golden with small white head. Nose : caramel and grains. Little citrus. Wet laundry. Sip : Tingling carbonation, low density, a bit fluffy but not enough. Sweet beer with small but existing hoppiness. Nothing exciting apart that it seems to be an honest "blonde" that is pasteurized, filtered and bottled in an embarrassing white glass.
Grzesiek79 (2753) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
earthy, grass, resin, nuts, caramel, golden, hazy, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I opened this beer from the fridge and found the flavour and aromas a little disappointing, however after being left to reach room temperature it improved greatly, and while still not as big on taste as I would expect for the strength, it is a very drinkable (if rather strong) ale. Pours a light brown "bitter colour" - not that pale for a pale ale. Aromas slightly floral, vanilla, coconut and malt, alcohol comes through straight away but not in the fruity sense of some strong ales. Bitter, slightly astringent, tasty but not as full bodied as some. Overall, quite good.
deanso (4155) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick white head. Clear golden/blond pour. A little bitterness. I was expecting more from a 6.2% beer.
andregoncalves (813) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from El corte inglÍs, lisbon, Portugal. Amber/orange color. Medium to thin head. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness and low sweetness. Herbs, caramel and wood aroma.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Asda (clear)
Clear amber...frothy white head...some lacing
Aroma - sweet golden malts....light caramel..slight hint of alcohol....little on the nose...no skunk
Taste - Emphasis on sweet light golden malts...some honey...soft light toffee....very very slight bitter hops - almost no hop presence....alcohol quite well hidden.....simple flavour
Palate - soft carb...sweet...medium body...oily texture. Finish as main flavour - bit of soft toffee...slight bitter metallic lingering tail
Overall - Easy drinking, alcohol well hidden but very little going on here, no bad aromas or flavours - what I can taste is OK and better than a few of the Marstonís beers, but overall itís very bland for 6.2%
davidm (1871) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml at the Dickenís. Nice malty ale. Aromas of caramel, honey, grain, with hints of butter. Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and average length. Amber, with a thin head.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.2%, golden colour with a thin head, fruity malt aroma, fairly malty with touch of caramel, and a slightly bitter taste, an good beer.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a hazy yellow, the aroma is earthy the taste is kind of tangy with a citrus note and it is really quite drinkable. Enjoyed this one
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Amber colour with good formation of white head but quickly diminishes. Aroma is malty, bittery, with hints of caramel. Flavour is slightly sweet at the beginning with a final moderate bittery in the final. Some traces of caramel are present. Texture is oily. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium to high.