mkel07 (2514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Large dense tan blanket of foam that sist atop a base of deep dark brown and copper coloured liquid. Aroma of malt and hops that fills the nose. Tasty with a dry finish that lingers in the mouth. Refreshing and enjoyable.
Arve_Christian (2463) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog from autumn 2011
Golden hazy color
medium/light body & medium complexity
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, faint roasted malt and bread. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some bread, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, faint roasted malt and hoppyness. Caramel sweetish vienna - really nothing special.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at the Greenwich Union, 24th July 2010. Russet colour with a fast vanishing white head. Light, with the weight of a lager, but malty and fruity on the tongue. Some hints of red fruits on the nose. Dry finish with even a hint of tobacco. Goes down surprisingly well.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, at the Greenwich Union, London.
Amber, nectar coloured body with a fine, almost creamy head, that faded away before really appreciating it. Good malty notes on the nose. Well round flavour, that covers all the bases. Good, medium and well balance palate. Despite SilkT's comments this was the best on the day for me (a different session mind).
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint poured at the Greenwich Union in Greenwich (London), a clear dark amber with a light tan bubby head. Too cold to note any aromas, maybe some light caramal. Chocolately flavours abound, combining with a hoppy bitterness, followed by a clean finish. Nice.
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark caramel with a large, frothy head. Aroma is burnt malt and raisin. Taste has some vanilla and toffee to start and a sweet raisin finish.
Beersiveknown (2107) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easy drinking deep amber beer the colour of an aged whisky. Gentle carbonation with no head whatsoever. Sweet smelling with a slight hint of soap, this does not follow through into the flavour. Contrary to the description above, this beer does contain cascade hops, though there is very little bitterness, just a slight pepperiness in the finish. Predominant flavours are a light caramel with some bready undertones. Very light and understated complemented well by a light cheese such as gouda.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Brew Wharf. Amber beer with a fine carbonation and a tan head. Malty, fruity aroma. Malty taste with some caramel, background fruit and little bitterness. OK.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Greenwich Union: Ruby in colour with a short beige head. Sweetish clean malty notes. Dry biscuits. Ok, but nothing special.