martjoobolut (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. This was decent hoppy pale ale.
ARH (863) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, poured into a balloon snifter. The aroma is a dank pine with orange and grapefruit notes that turn towards caramel with a light floral touch, and a leathery note. It’s a brilliant, clear bronze hue with a thin, white soap head that has only a light retention and no lace. The taste is a moderate, balanced bittersweet. The thin oily texture is supported by a fizzy carbonation. The medium light body contains notes of caramel and leather with secondary notes of herbs and citrus. It finishes crisp with citrus and pine and has an aftertaste of floral pine and leather that’s mild and leaves and astringent and clean aftertaste.
Erzengel (5644) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
*Old rating from 2010. Fresh, smooth. Pine, Citrus, easy to drink, slightly malty, fresh.
Cimbasso (363) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle at the Barbican Concert Hall, London. Darkish gold colour with citrusy aromas. Quite sweet malt taste but with plenty of grassy, citrus flavours including grapefruit. Medium bodied and with good bitterness. A pleasant APA.
Lore (1516) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy golden colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of intensive fruitiness, some citruses, nuts and caramel; taste of citruses, and fruitiness; a bit watery, otherwise correct APA
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Appearance: Amber beer with a light white head. Aroma: , light Floral tones,orange zest ,grass and malts.
Taste: Sweet caramel. with some floral and orange zest hops in The finish , Starts moderate sweet finishes moderate bitter with quite some sweet tones.
Medium body, moderate carbonation
A bit too sweet and a bit to mild bitter in the finish, but still a quite decent brew.
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Royal Burger & Gin, Bergen. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is hoppy apricots and orange peel, as well as roasted malts with grain. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, and some hoppy notes with lingering orange peel in the finish.
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Heathrow Airport. Amber beer with a light white head. The aroma is gently hopped, and the flavour is more deeply hopped with a floral feel and a bitter finish. Overall a nice well hopped and definitely an America style beer.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Pours a hazy orange. Good session beer. Calm aroma of citrus and floral hops. Flavors is equally mellow. Hops, but not too bitter. Good for when you want a few.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Brew Wharf, 28/12/13.
Clear golden with a moderate white covering that retains well.
Nose is toasted malts, caramel, orange, bitter fruit notes, light hops.
Taste comprises orange, dull pine, faint metallic nip, toasted malt, some hops.
Medium bodied, carbonation is a little too prickly and overcooked, grassy bitterness in the cessation.
Drinkable and good to see at bars that aside from this only offer macro.
However things have moved on and whilst the was something I’d look for 7 or 8 years ago palates change and a whole host of new London brewers can offer much hoppier solutions to my drinkng needs.